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So I have recently installed Ubuntu 8.10. I have to use a wireless card since I don't have any hard wires that run to this side of the apt. The ...
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    Wireless troubles


    So I have recently installed Ubuntu 8.10. I have to use a wireless card since I don't have any hard wires that run to this side of the apt. The card I use is a Linsys WMP110. I have the driver installed via ndiswrapper. But for whatever reason the hardware won't turn on. I can find it on the list of pci slots. It's noted as 00:0b:0 RALink RT2700 Wireless 802.11N 1T/2R CardBus. I managed to take my entire PC across the apt and update the software via hard wire. But even after all the 200something updates the card still won't turn on. As I'm new to Linux I have no idea where to go from here. Everything I've researched on the problem has been a bit different than mine. One last thing, I have read about Network Manager. On my console there is no Network Manager. I have tried to use sudo nm-applet. But it fails. It gives me this error.

    eric@eric-desktop:~$ sudo nm-applet
    [sudo] password for eric:

    ** (nm-applet:603: WARNING **: <WARN> applet_dbus_manager_start_service(): Could not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service as it is already taken. Return: 3


    (nm-applet:603: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

    I have looked in the Services menu for startup to see if Network Manager was there but it isn't. Any ideas?

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    ** (nm-applet:603: WARNING **: <WARN> applet_dbus_manager_start_service(): Could not acquire the NetworkManagerUserSettings service as it is already taken. Return: 3
    Sounds like it's already running...
    As root try a
    Code:
     ps -elF | grep -i  nm_applet
    and post the result.

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    It would be nice if you posted the info noted in the Wireless Setup - Start Here stickie.

    Anyway, it appears that there is no open source driver for this wireless chipset (yet). You will have to download nd compile the driver provided by Ralink.

    Ralink Technology: Linux

    It looks like this would be the driver that you need.

    http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/data/dr....8.0.0.tar.bz2

    To compile a kernel module driver, you should also install these applications, so drag your PC over to the internet again.

    linux-source
    linux-headers
    build-essential

    You can use apt or Synaptic to install these.
    Last edited by waterhead; 03-09-2009 at 02:00 AM.
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    I really appreciate your help. But seeing as I have to switch between XP and Linux to reply/post, I hadn't got around to doing the initial things in that post. I apologize but I don't see a reason for the rudeness. I will be getting on Linux in a few and posting back the information I get off of it. Also to reply to dijetlo. Give me a few minutes and I should have all the information requested for your help. Thanks again.

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    What rudeness are you referring to?
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    He's not being rude, Katashi, he's tryig to help us both. He might be irked that he posted very clear directions on how to diagnose these problems on the top of the board and I've got you looking at the wrong stuff but I imagine I'd be irked too if the situation was reversed. He dug up your driver that will get you back on the internet, other than that he's just being brief

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    lspci -nn
    eric@eric-desktop:~$ lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge [1106:3189] (rev 80)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge [1106:b198]
    00:09.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: 3Com Corporation 3c940 10/100/1000Base-T [Marvell] [10b7:1700] (rev 12)
    00:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus [1814:0701]
    00:0f.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller [1106:3149] (rev 80)
    00:0f.1 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 06)
    00:10.0 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    00:10.1 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    00:10.2 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    00:10.3 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
    00:10.4 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 86)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South] [1106:3227]
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller [1106:3059] (rev 60)
    00:11.6 Communication controller [0780]: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller [1106:3068] (rev 80)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] [10de:0221] (rev a1)
    eric@eric-desktop:~$

    lsmod
    eric@eric-desktop:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_iso8859_1 12032 1
    nls_cp437 13696 1
    vfat 18816 1
    fat 57376 1 vfat
    binfmt_misc 16904 1
    bridge 56980 0
    stp 10628 1 bridge
    bnep 20480 2
    rfcomm 44432 0
    sco 18308 2
    l2cap 30464 6 bnep,rfcomm
    bluetooth 61924 6 bnep,rfcomm,sco,l2cap
    ppdev 15620 0
    cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
    cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
    cpufreq_stats 13188 0
    cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 14988 0
    freq_table 12672 2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    pci_slot 12680 0
    wmi 14504 0
    video 25232 0
    output 11008 1 video
    container 11520 0
    sbs 19464 0
    sbshc 13440 1 sbs
    battery 18436 0
    iptable_filter 10752 0
    ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
    ac 12292 0
    ndiswrapper 196380 0
    lp 17156 0
    evdev 17696 8
    snd_usb_audio 89728 1
    snd_usb_lib 24192 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_via82xx 32536 3
    gameport 19468 1 snd_via82xx
    snd_hwdep 15236 1 snd_usb_audio
    snd_mpu401_uart 15360 1 snd_via82xx
    nvidia 6909268 36
    parport_pc 39204 1
    snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
    parport 42604 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
    snd_via82xx_modem 19464 0
    snd_ac97_codec 111652 2 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem
    pcspkr 10624 0
    ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 83204 5 snd_usb_audio,snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac 97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_oss 38528 0
    snd_page_alloc 16136 3 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_pcm
    snd_seq_midi 14336 0
    snd_rawmidi 29824 3 snd_usb_lib,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    i2c_viapro 15764 0
    button 14224 0
    snd 63268 22 snd_usb_audio,snd_via82xx,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uar t,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd _mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq ,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    i2c_core 31892 2 nvidia,i2c_viapro
    soundcore 15328 1 snd
    via_agp 16256 1
    agpgart 42184 2 nvidia,via_agp
    shpchp 38036 0
    pci_hotplug 34976 1 shpchp
    ext3 133256 1
    jbd 55828 1 ext3
    mbcache 16004 1 ext3
    usbhid 35840 0
    hid 50560 1 usbhid
    sr_mod 22212 0
    cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
    sd_mod 42392 5
    crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
    ata_generic 12932 0
    pata_acpi 12160 0
    sg 39732 0
    usb_storage 82752 1
    libusual 30356 1 usb_storage
    pata_via 16132 2
    sata_via 15492 0
    uhci_hcd 30736 0
    ehci_hcd 43788 0
    libata 178208 4 ata_generic,pata_acpi,pata_via,sata_via
    usbcore 149360 9 ndiswrapper,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbhid,usb_s torage,libusual,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
    scsi_mod 155212 5 sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,usb_storage,libata
    dock 16656 1 libata
    skge 48144 0
    thermal 23708 0
    processor 42156 1 thermal
    fan 12548 0
    fbcon 47648 0
    tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
    font 16512 1 fbcon
    bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
    softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
    fuse 60828 3
    eric@eric-desktop:~$

    dmesg was huge and the terminal didn't even show me the original syntax I put in. I can post it if you want.

    dmesg | grep firmware
    eric@eric-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep firmware
    eric@eric-desktop:~$

    uname -r
    eric@eric-desktop:~$ uname -r
    2.6.27-11-generic
    eric@eric-desktop:~$

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    It just came off as rude to me. No worries I have done as asked now. I do still have to go back and post the command you asked me to try dijetlo.

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    ps -alF | grep -1 nm_applet

    eric@eric-desktop:~$ ps -alF | grep -i nm_applet
    0 S eric 5695 5677 0 80 0 - 809 pipe_w 816 0 22:52 pts/0 00:00:00 grep -i nm_applet
    eric@eric-desktop:~$

    I saw after that you asked me to do it from the root so here is the code from root.
    root@eric-desktop:~# ps -alF | grep -i nm_applet
    0 S root 5706 5694 0 80 0 - 809 pipe_w 816 0 23:11 pts/0 00:00:00 grep -i nm_applet
    root@eric-desktop:~#

    I also apologize to you Waterhead for my assumption of your tone.

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    I guess that I see how it could have been misunderstood. Let's not dwell on it.

    Thank you for the info, as it was indeed needed. This is the wireless card:
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    00:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus [1814:0701]
    This confirms that the driver that I linked to earlier is the correct one. If you are going to use the Linux driver, you have to uninstall this:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    ndiswrapper           196380  0
    Unless you want to use the Windows driver. Since you already have NDISwrapper installed and loaded, that is a viable option. You need a WinXP driver to do this, Vista drivers won't work. Otherwise NDiSwrapper will compete for the wireless with the Linux driver, and it won't work.

    I guess we can live without the dmesg output, for now. You can pipe it directly as a text file, with this command.
    Code:
    dmesg > dmesg.txt
    The file will be in your home folder.
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