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Alright, I just installed Ubuntu this afternoon and have been wrestling with it for the past two hours trying to get it to connect to my wireless network. I have ...
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    Alright, I just installed Ubuntu this afternoon and have been wrestling with it for the past two hours trying to get it to connect to my wireless network. I have an HP notebook and I've been so far unsuccessful. Any help that can be given would be nice

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    You will need to give us detailed information so that we can help you. Read through the thread linked to below, and then post the outputs of the commands that thread says to run.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tml#post589924

    This will give us the basics of your wireless, so then we can determine what to do.
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    Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and let it install the drivers it tells you.
    It will also install the video driver if you have nvidia or ati. You must be connected to the internet with a network cable to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    You will need to give us detailed information so that we can help you. Read through the thread linked to below, and then post the outputs of the commands that thread says to run.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tml#post589924

    This will give us the basics of your wireless, so then we can determine what to do.
    alright, my wireless card is a Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI

    Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and let it install the drivers it tells you.
    It will also install the video driver if you have nvidia or ati. You must be connected to the internet with a network cable to do this.
    I did this but it didn't tell me to install anything

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    Please copy and post ALL of the info from ALL of the commands that the thread asked for. The exact output is needed to determine a course of action. Since it is not a USB card, that output isn't needed. I also changed the dmesg command to provide a more specific output (and smaller output).

    Code:
    lspci
    Code:
    lsmod
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    If you can't directly copy them to the thread, copy them as a text file (.txt). This is good if you need to open them in windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Please copy and post ALL of the info from ALL of the commands that the thread asked for. The exact output is needed to determine a course of action. Since it is not a USB card, that output isn't needed. I also changed the dmesg command to provide a more specific output (and smaller output).

    Code:
    lspci
    Code:
    lsmod
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    If you can't directly copy them to the thread, copy them as a text file (.txt). This is good if you need to open them in windows.
    You wanted it all, so here's all of it, in order

    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
    00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] (rev a2)
    00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
    00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
    00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
    00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
    00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev f1)
    00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
    00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)
    07:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    07:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    07:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 0a)
    07:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 05)
    07:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)

    that's the first code^

    Module Size Used by
    ipv6 311848 10
    af_packet 27272 2
    rfcomm 47392 2
    l2cap 28800 13 rfcomm
    bluetooth 67748 4 rfcomm,l2cap
    rfkill_input 6528 0
    ppdev 11400 0
    powernow_k8 16608 1
    cpufreq_ondemand 11152 1
    cpufreq_powersave 3200 0
    cpufreq_stats 8416 0
    freq_table 6464 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    cpufreq_userspace 6180 0
    cpufreq_conservative 10632 0
    container 6656 0
    sbs 17808 0
    dock 12960 0
    sbshc 8960 1 sbs
    iptable_filter 4608 0
    ip_tables 24104 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 23560 1 ip_tables
    sbp2 27272 0
    parport_pc 41128 0
    lp 14916 0
    parport 44300 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev 15488 0
    arc4 3456 2
    ecb 5248 2
    blkcipher 9476 1 ecb
    b43 159152 0
    uvcvideo 62084 0
    evdev 14976 30
    psmouse 46236 0
    rfkill 10128 98 rfkill_input,b43
    k8temp 7680 0
    compat_ioctl32 11136 1 uvcvideo
    serio_raw 9092 0
    mac80211 192532 1 b43
    videodev 30720 1 uvcvideo
    pcspkr 4992 0
    v4l1_compat 15492 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    v4l2_common 21888 3 uvcvideo,compat_ioctl32,videodev
    cfg80211 17680 1 mac80211
    led_class 7176 1 b43
    input_polldev 6928 1 b43
    sdhci 21508 0
    ricoh_mmc 5120 0
    mmc_core 59272 1 sdhci
    snd_hda_intel 440408 2
    snd_pcm_oss 47648 0
    snd_mixer_oss 20224 1 snd_pcm_oss
    video 23444 0
    output 5632 1 video
    snd_pcm 92168 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc 13200 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep 12552 1 snd_hda_intel
    snd_seq_dummy 5764 0
    wmi_acer 11076 0
    snd_seq_oss 38912 0
    snd_seq_midi 10688 0
    snd_rawmidi 29856 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 10112 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    battery 16776 0
    snd_seq 63232 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 27912 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 10644 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    ac 8328 0
    button 10912 0
    snd 70856 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i2c_nforce2 8704 0
    soundcore 10400 1 snd
    i2c_core 28544 1 i2c_nforce2
    shpchp 38172 0
    pci_hotplug 34608 1 shpchp
    ext3 149264 1
    jbd 57000 1 ext3
    mbcache 11392 1 ext3
    loop 21508 2
    sg 41880 0
    sr_mod 20132 0
    sd_mod 33280 2
    cdrom 41512 1 sr_mod
    pata_acpi 9856 0
    sata_nv 31752 1
    pata_amd 16772 0
    ata_generic 9988 0
    forcedeth 55564 0
    ohci_hcd 27524 0
    libata 176432 4 pata_acpi,sata_nv,pata_amd,ata_generic
    scsi_mod 178488 5 sbp2,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
    ohci1394 36532 0
    ieee1394 106968 2 sbp2,ohci1394
    ehci_hcd 41996 0
    ssb 39428 1 b43
    usbcore 169904 4 uvcvideo,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    thermal 19744 0
    processor 41448 4 powernow_k8,thermal
    fan 6792 0
    fbcon 46336 0
    tileblit 4096 1 fbcon
    font 10112 1 fbcon
    bitblit 7424 1 fbcon
    softcursor 3712 1 bitblit
    fuse 56112 5

    that's the second^

    and the final one is a lot of error messages...

    [ 65.712696] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware (version 4).
    [ 67.942385] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware (version 4).
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    [ 449.725133] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware (version 4).
    [ 500.304231] b43-phy0 debug: Loading firmware version 351.126 (2006-07-29 05:54:02)

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    Thank you!

    Now, here is the important info on your card:
    Code:
    03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 02)
    You have rev 2, which may require a kernel patch:
    b43 - Linux Wireless

    That info may be a bit dated, so I would try it without a patch first. Now here is the driver module (b43), and all of the related modules:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    b43                   159152  0 
    mac80211              192532  1 b43
    cfg80211               17680  1 mac80211
    led_class               7176  1 b43
    input_polldev           6928  1 b43
    ssb                    39428  1 b43
    But I'll bet that this is your problem, that is why I asked you to run that specific command. All Broadcom wireless cards need firmware installed before they will work. You can actually go to the link listed in the error, and follow the instructions to download and extract the firmware.
    Code:
    [   65.712696] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to b43 - Linux Wireless and download the correct firmware (version 4).
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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