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- Jul 2009
linux mint - HP TX 2000 wireless problem
i'm a newbie to Linux. i'v had Ubuntu 8.04 installed on my HP TX 2000 tablet PC (dual-boot with vista) since ~ 1 year. seeing as how complicated installing drivers on linux was, i had given up hope & left it at that. recently i removed Ubuntu & installed Linux Mint 7 on the same partition. this time i felt more determined to connect to the internet. i feel that if i could connect to the internet, i could completely chuck out vista. but the task seems daunting. as a last resort i'm posting a thread with details of my computer (as per instructions from 'waterhead'). please somebody help me decipher this & help me find out why i cannot connect to my ADSL router. i understand that this issue with HP TX 2000 is well known.
00:00.0 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02f0] (rev a2) 00:00.1 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 [10de:02fa] (rev a2) 00:00.2 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 [10de:02fe] (rev a2) 00:00.3 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 [10de:02f8] (rev a2) 00:00.4 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 [10de:02f9] (rev a2) 00:00.5 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge [10de:02ff] (rev a2) 00:00.6 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 [10de:027f] (rev a2) 00:00.7 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 [10de:027e] (rev a2) 00:02.0 PCI bridge : nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fc] (rev a1) Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver Kernel modules: shpchp 00:03.0 PCI bridge : nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge [10de:02fd] (rev a1) Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver Kernel modules: shpchp 00:05.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation C51 [Geforce 6150 Go] [10de:0244] (rev a2) Kernel modules: nvidiafb 00:09.0 RAM memory : nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge [10de:0270] (rev a2) 00:0a.0 ISA bridge : nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge [10de:0260] (rev a3) 00:0a.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus [10de:0264] (rev a3) Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2 00:0a.3 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU [10de:0271] (rev a3) 00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026d] (rev a3) Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd 00:0b.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller [10de:026e] (rev a3) Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd 00:0d.0 IDE interface : nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE [10de:0265] (rev f1) Kernel driver in use: pata_amd 00:0e.0 IDE interface : nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller [10de:0266] (rev f1) Kernel driver in use: sata_nv 00:10.0 PCI bridge : nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge [10de:026f] (rev a2) 00:10.1 Audio device : nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio [10de:026c] (rev a2) Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel 00:14.0 Bridge : nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller [10de:0269] (rev a3) Kernel driver in use: forcedeth Kernel modules: forcedeth 00:18.0 Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100] 00:18.1 Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101] 00:18.2 Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102] 00:18.3 Host bridge : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103] Kernel driver in use: k8temp Kernel modules: k8temp 03:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 02) Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge Kernel modules: wl, ssb
Module Size Used by nls_iso8859_1 12032 1 nls_cp437 13696 1 vfat 18816 1 fat 58272 1 vfat isofs 39844 1 udf 87716 0 crc_itu_t 10112 1 udf rfkill_input 12800 0 binfmt_misc 16776 1 ppdev 15620 0 bridge 56340 0 stp 10500 1 bridge bnep 20224 2 lp 17156 0 parport 42220 2 ppdev,lp snd_hda_intel 435636 3 arc4 9856 2 ecb 10752 2 snd_pcm_oss 46336 0 snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss snd_pcm 82948 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss snd_seq_dummy 10756 0 snd_seq_oss 37760 0 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 b43 131484 0 uvcvideo 63240 0 snd 62628 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device joydev 18368 0 soundcore 15200 1 snd compat_ioctl32 9344 1 uvcvideo mac80211 217208 1 b43 usbhid 42336 0 psmouse 61972 0 snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm videodev 41600 1 uvcvideo k8temp 12416 0 pcspkr 10496 0 wacom 28808 0 serio_raw 13316 0 v4l1_compat 21764 2 uvcvideo,videodev cfg80211 38032 1 mac80211 i2c_nforce2 14980 0 btusb 19608 2 led_class 12036 1 b43 input_polldev 11912 1 b43 video 25360 0 output 11008 1 video forcedeth 61712 0 ssb 41220 1 b43 fbcon 46112 0 tileblit 10752 1 fbcon font 16384 1 fbcon bitblit 13824 1 fbcon softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
[ 27.880053] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode13.fw [ 27.927325] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4). [ 27.972049] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode13.fw [ 27.974596] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the latest firmware (version 4).
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forgive me but i'm really overjoyed. when i saw ur reply last night i was a little bit sceptical. i was thinking how can the solution to my problem be so simple (i mean just 1 line). actually i was a little busy so i couldn't get down to trying it out till just now. and thanx to u i'm online with Linux wireless. i can stop using vista unless really necessary & 'go linux'. thank u very much my friend. by the by i have seen u have responded to requests by many miserable people like me.
i just want to ask u one last favour (since u are my Linux guru now). i'm working (i'm a doctor) and studying at the same time & am a bit busy usually. in between i'd like to squeeze in some reading on Linux. I'd be very much obliged if u could suggest to me where (or from which book) i could systematically learn up on the practical stuff of Linux. i'd like to learn up on using the bash terminal, hardware issues, networking and stuff.
anyway i really want to thank u for helping me. if u don't believe in God at least i hope 'what goes around, will come around' & something good will come ur way
Glad it was so simple a fix!
As a matter of fact, I don't believe in God. But as for what goes around comes around, it already has a hundred fold. The fact that there is this phenomenal operating system available free of charge, that embodies many of the values I do hold as more of a Secular Humanist - community, sharing, free exchange of knowledge, growth, and learning - is my reward. Helping people out here as best I can is the least I can do to give something back to the community.
As for books, I don't really know. Most of what I know, I haven't learned from books, but from running into a problem, and researching the solution. I'm fortunate enough to have a couple of different computers, with different hardware, so I've been able to try distros out on a spectrum of machines and configurations and figure stuff out.
There are many good guides online, as well as free e-books.
Linux Books - Free E-Books
Debian GNU/Linux System Administrator's Manual - download here
Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide - download here
To begin with, I would look to get a handle on the filesystem hierarchy, and basic file-management tools on the command line.
Show all commands - Linux Commands in English | howto, examples
And then look to understand the basics of file permissions, users, and groups.
If you have the free space on your computer to add a partition, or have an extra computer you can experiment on, the best way to learn is just to play with other distros, see what's different and what's similar, and learn how to solve problems that come up. Arch Linux is a great learning tool for that, though I would probably wait until you have a little more familiarity before trying it out.
Basically, the web is your friend. Everything I know about linux, I learned from Google. And I'm only being slightly facetious in saying that.
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Thanx again for the links. i have already started going thru the linux commands. like u said i need to put it to practical use by using it for troubleshooting etc. God willing, i'l go over it slow & steady.
Reed9 if it's OK with u, i'd like to stay in touch with u -- may be send u a mail once in a while, etc. i guess this is a common feeling for new-comers (fear of loosing a friend or mentor). thing is, outside of this thread i have no way of contacting u (or is there ??). is it possible to post a question directly to u? please let me know.
You can always PM me through here. I get email notifications for private messages, and I'm otherwise on here all the time. I encourage you to post any difficulties you have publicy, however. This allows other people to chime in and help, and there are plenty of people who know a lot more than I do, and allows other people with similar problems to benefit from the thread as well.