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    Hello! Having some Ubuntu + wireless problems


    Hey guys, I am new to the forums. I just picked up a used Latitude D505 from a garage sale this past weekend. However it didn't have an OS installed. I decided on trying Ubuntu 9.04 after hearing excellent reviews from friends.
    The video card and sound card seem to work great without an driver modifications. However I cannot get the wireless card to work. When I click the wireless icon between the battery icon and sound icon, I see the word "disconnected" in faded gray text. Pressing the FN+F2 keys doesn't seem to toggle the wireless as it should.

    I typed in "lshw -C network" in the Terminal and got the following (exact copy and paste except I changed the serials and had to post the text as a picture due to some URL/PIC blocking on the forum ):

    h t t p ://img144.imageshack.us/img144/2599/ubuntus.jpg

    Anyone have a suggestion? I really want to get my wireless internet up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixtape View Post
    Anyone have a suggestion? I really want to get my wireless internet up and running.
    Yes, don't post info in a link, post it directly in the thread using "code" tags. Also, read the post linked to below. It describes how to find the needed info, and post that info here.

    Wireless Setup - Start Here
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    Thank you . I read your post and retrieved the information. Though, even while using the "code" tags, I am still not able to post the code due to the forum thinking I'm posting a URL .

    I uploaded the txt file here since I can't find a way to post it on linux forums.

    h t t p://w w w.mediafire.com/?3akmnmxitqk

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    When posting, check the box to "disable smilies in text". It is found in the "Additional Options" section, below where you enter the text for the post.

    Your link isn't working, so try and use code tags again, but disable smilies.
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    OK, the first time I tried to get the file, I was at work on a windows computer. I'm home now, and I can access it just fine with Linux! I see you used my little script, you are the first. I'll post the results for you.
    Code:
    ========== lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3580] (rev 02)
    00:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3584] (rev 02)
    00:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3585] (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 81)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 01)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
    00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 01)
    01:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI4510 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac44] (rev 02)
    01:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments PCI4510 IEEE-1394 Controller [104c:8029]
    01:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
    01:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller [8086:103d] (rev 81)
    
    ========== lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13fe:1f00 Kingston Technology Company Inc. DataTraveler 2.0 4GB Flash Drive
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ========== lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          12032  1 
    nls_cp437              13696  1 
    vfat                   18816  1 
    fat                    58272  1 vfat
    usb_storage            82880  1 
    rfkill_input           12800  0 
    i915                   65540  2 
    drm                    96296  3 i915
    binfmt_misc            16776  1 
    bridge                 56340  0 
    stp                    10500  1 bridge
    bnep                   20224  2 
    lp                     17156  0 
    joydev                 18368  0 
    snd_intel8x0           37532  3 
    snd_ac97_codec        112292  1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus                9856  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                82948  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy          10756  0 
    arc4                    9856  2 
    snd_seq_oss            37760  0 
    ecb                    10752  2 
    snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29696  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    b43legacy             127004  0 
    pcmcia                 44748  0 
    mac80211              217208  1 b43legacy
    cfg80211               38032  1 mac80211
    snd                    62628  16 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    led_class              12036  1 b43legacy
    iTCO_wdt               19108  0 
    yenta_socket           32396  1 
    rsrc_nonstatic         19328  1 yenta_socket
    soundcore              15200  1 snd
    psmouse                61972  0 
    input_polldev          11912  1 b43legacy
    ppdev                  15620  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support    11652  1 iTCO_wdt
    pcmcia_core            43540  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    serio_raw              13316  0 
    dcdbas                 15264  0 
    pcspkr                 10496  0 
    intel_agp              34108  1 
    agpgart                42696  3 drm,intel_agp
    shpchp                 40212  0 
    video                  25360  0 
    output                 11008  1 video
    parport_pc             40100  1 
    parport                42220  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    ohci1394               38576  0 
    e100                   41740  0 
    mii                    13312  1 e100
    ssb                    41220  1 b43legacy
    ieee1394               94660  1 ohci1394
    fbcon                  46112  0 
    tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
    font                   16384  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    
    ========== dmesg-firmware ============
    [   23.796047] b43legacy ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43legacy/ucode4.fw
    [   23.904250] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
    [   24.192035] b43legacy ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43legacy/ucode4.fw
    [   24.195734] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
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    Now to get it to work, fortunately it is rather simple.

    Here is the wireless card:
    Code:
    01:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
    Here is the driver that is loading for it:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    b43legacy             127004  0
    And here is the reason that it is not working
    Code:
    [   23.796047] b43legacy ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43legacy/ucode4.fw
    [   23.904250] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
    Broadcom wireless devices that use the b43/b43legacy driver need firmware installed, before they will work properly. The firmware is considered to be proprietary software, and no Linux distribution includes it by default (that I know of).

    Fortunately, Ubuntu has a simple way of installing the firmware. First, you need a wired internet connection. Then, enter this command into a terminal window:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    When it asks: "Fetch and install firmware?", answer "Yes" (press "Enter")

    You should then reboot. The wireless will now work.
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    Glad I could be the first to test your script. Worked very nicely .

    I'll try the "disable smilies in text" next time. I'm not too familiar with posting code in forums .

    So are you saying that one line, such as "sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter" in the terminal will fix my problem? That's amazing! I'll give it a shot tomorrow and let you know.

    Thanks Paul. By the way we share the same name .

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    Thanks.

    You would only need the "disable the smilies in text" option until you reach the 15 posts count. Although it is a good thing to do anytime you post text.

    When you run that command, be sure that you have working internet connection via a wired connection. It will download and install the needed firmware, and in this case "Just Say Yes".
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    Paul, just wanted to say thankyou for the script. The original post is closed!

    I saved it as 'hw-info' coz, it is useful reference not only for wireless setup but also for sound, video card t/s.
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    I'm glad to be of some help.

    The thread that it is in is only meant to be a How-To. The first time I made it, I got a dumb*ss that posted something stupid in it. So I reposted it and closed it to further posting. I hope you understand.
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