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hi , I've just installed 9.04 on my machine. When I try to configure and connect to the internet, the display goes blank and no commands are possible (even from ...
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    display freezes when trying to connect wireless


    hi , I've just installed 9.04 on my machine. When I try to configure and connect to the internet, the display goes blank and no commands are possible (even from a CTL-F4) alternate console).

    I've run and collected wireless_setup.txt info. I cannot see anything wrong here. Can someone with more experience advise an action plan to properly configure xstart?

    Thanks

    Because I cannot seem to do an attachment, here is the output.

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller [10de:0547] (rev a2)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge [10de:0548] (rev a2)
    00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus [10de:0542] (rev a2)
    00:02.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:02.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:04.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:04.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:06.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller [10de:0560] (rev a1)
    	Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
    00:07.0 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio [10de:055c] (rev a1)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:08.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge [10de:0561] (rev a2)
    00:09.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller [10de:0550] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet [10de:054c] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
    	Kernel modules: forcedeth
    00:0b.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0562] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0f.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:11.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:12.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7050 PV / nForce 630a [10de:053b] (rev a2)
    	Kernel modules: nvidiafb
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    	Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    	Kernel modules: k8temp
    01:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0023] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    	Kernel modules: ath9k
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 004: ID 045e:0714 Microsoft Corp. 
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 045e:0717 Microsoft Corp. 
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:0707 Microsoft Corp. 
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 08ec:0008 M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers TravelDrive 2C
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 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
    binfmt_misc            16776  1 
    bridge                 56212  0 
    stp                    10500  1 bridge
    bnep                   20224  2 
    video                  25360  0 
    output                 11008  1 video
    input_polldev          11912  0 
    lp                     17156  0 
    snd_hda_intel         434228  3 
    snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                83076  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
    arc4                    9856  2 
    ecb                    10752  2 
    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
    ath9k                 263352  0 
    mac80211              217592  1 ath9k
    snd                    62756  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                61972  0 
    soundcore              15200  1 snd
    cfg80211               38288  1 mac80211
    ppdev                  15620  0 
    serio_raw              13444  0 
    pcspkr                 10496  0 
    k8temp                 12416  0 
    snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    led_class              12036  1 ath9k
    parport_pc             40100  1 
    parport                42220  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    joydev                 18368  0 
    usbhid                 42336  0 
    usb_storage            99648  1 
    floppy                 64324  0 
    forcedeth              61712  0 
    fbcon                  46112  0 
    tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
    font                   16384  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.28-14-generic

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Your wireless is using the ath9k driver module. I had trouble connecting with my wireless that uses the same driver, but it didn't freeze my system.

    To connect I had to uninstall NetworkManager and install Wicd. Wicd is available from the Ubuntu repositories. When you install Wicd, NetworkManager should automatically be uninstalled.

    Also make sure you install wpasupplicant. wicd uses it to connect to WPA encrypted networks.
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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