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    Ubuntu v9.1 Wireless Problem


    Wireless problem with Ubuntu 9.1 Netbook Remix - upgraded over v8.04 this evening and ended up losing my wireless. Re-entered wireless info (ESSID, DHCP, WEP Code) into network manager - no joy! Running Ubuntu on a Dell Mini 9. Here's the output from the script. I'd appreciate any help...

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    02:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2382]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    02:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2381]
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    02:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller [197b:2383]
    	Kernel driver in use: jmb38x_ms
    	Kernel modules: jmb38x_ms
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: ssb
    04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 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 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    binfmt_misc             8356  1 
    ppdev                   6688  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   203328  1 
    joydev                 10272  0 
    snd_hda_intel          26920  2 
    snd_hda_codec          75708  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep               7200  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            37920  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16028  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                75296  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    iptable_filter          3100  0 
    snd_seq_dummy           2656  0 
    ip_tables              11692  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               16544  1 ip_tables
    snd_seq_oss            28576  0 
    snd_seq_midi            6432  0 
    snd_rawmidi            22208  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event      6940  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                50224  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              22276  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    dell_wmi                2564  0 
    b43                   122136  0 
    snd_seq_device          6920  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    compal_laptop           3728  0 
    mac80211              181236  1 b43
    dcdbas                  7292  0 
    snd                    59204  16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    psmouse                56180  0 
    cfg80211               93052  2 b43,mac80211
    jmb38x_ms               9600  0 
    sdhci_pci               7100  0 
    serio_raw               5280  0 
    sdhci                  17472  1 sdhci_pci
    memstick               10072  1 jmb38x_ms
    led_class               4096  2 b43,sdhci
    soundcore               7264  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc          9156  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    lp                      8964  0 
    parport                35340  2 ppdev,lp
    fbcon                  36640  72 
    tileblit                2460  1 fbcon
    font                    8124  1 fbcon
    bitblit                 5372  1 fbcon
    softcursor              1756  1 bitblit
    i915                  221064  3 
    drm                   159584  3 i915
    i2c_algo_bit            5760  1 i915
    ssb                    35300  1 b43
    intel_agp              27484  2 i915
    agpgart                34988  2 drm,intel_agp
    r8169                  32064  0 
    mii                     5212  1 r8169
    video                  19380  1 i915
    output                  2780  1 video
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.31-14-generic
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:70:bc:70:1d  
              inet addr:192.168.1.9  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::221:70ff:febc:701d/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:22461 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:8137 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:11706913 (11.7 MB)  TX bytes:914046 (914.0 KB)
              Interrupt:27 Base address:0xc000 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:240 (240.0 B)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    Thanks
    Ready4c

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    Your system is loading the b43 driver, and all of it's associated modules. You need to use the wl driver.

    Did you activate it in the Hardware Drivers section?

    System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers

    Select "Broadcom STA wireless driver", and allow it to install it.

    If you have problems, you may need to do this in a terminal. Run these commands, but you will need a wired internet connection first.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
    Then try the Hardware Drivers section again.
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    Amazingly simple! Thank you very much - you've helped a lot of people in this forum. Add me to the list

    Thanks again
    Ready4c

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    Your welcome.

    Were you able to just install the driver using the Hardware Drivers manager? Or did you need to go the --reinstall route.
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    I was surprised that it worked with hardware drivers in administration - the first time I went there, it said there were no proprietary drivers - but, it worked when I tried it again.

    Ready4c

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Your system is loading the b43 driver, and all of it's associated modules. You need to use the wl driver.

    Did you activate it in the Hardware Drivers section?

    System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers

    Select "Broadcom STA wireless driver", and allow it to install it.
    Just registered here to respond to this post: This fix worked for me using a wired connection and the above instructions.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmthmtskier View Post
    Just registered here to respond to this post: This fix worked for me using a wired connection and the above instructions.
    Thanks!
    Another satisfied customer.

    Your welcome.
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    Forgot to mention:
    Netbook is a refurbed Dell Mini9 originally with Unbuntu(Dell Outlet), now using Netbook Remix 9.10...

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    Angry problem in installing driver

    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    Your system is loading the b43 driver, and all of it's associated modules. You need to use the wl driver.

    Did you activate it in the Hardware Drivers section?

    System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers

    Select "Broadcom STA wireless driver", and allow it to install it.

    If you have problems, you may need to do this in a terminal. Run these commands, but you will need a wired internet connection first.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get --reinstall install bcmwl-kernel-source
    Then try the Hardware Drivers section again.

    Hi,
    I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 using Synaptic. And as it happened to many, my wireless stopped working. I tried to install the driver as advised above, but I am having problems in the installation.

    Here is the error report.

    debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
    debconf: (Dialog frontend will not work on a dumb terminal, an emacs shell buffer, or without a controlling terminal.)
    debconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
    Selecting previously deselected package bcmwl-kernel-source.
    (Reading database ... 376623 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source (from .../bcmwl-kernel-source_5.10.91.9+bdcom-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package bcmwl-modaliases.
    Unpacking bcmwl-modaliases (from .../bcmwl-modaliases_5.10.91.9+bdcom-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb) ...
    Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (5.10.91.9+bdcom-0ubuntu4) ...
    First Installation: checking all kernels...
    Directory for kernel 2.6.31-19-server found in /lib/modules
    Adding Module to DKMS build system
    Doing initial module build

    Error! Your kernel source for kernel 2.6.31-19-server cannot be found at
    /lib/modules/2.6.31-19-server/build or /lib/modules/2.6.31-19-server/source.
    Installing initial module

    Error! Could not locate wl.ko for module bcmwl in the DKMS tree.
    You must run a dkms build for kernel 2.6.31-19-server (x86_64) first.
    Done.
    update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

    Setting up bcmwl-modaliases (5.10.91.9+bdcom-0ubuntu4) ...
    Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-19-server

    Successfully applied all changes. You can close the window now.

    Now, how do I run this dkms build? I keep getting message that I may have to do this manually, can you provide instructions (or link to instructions)?

    Thanks in advance!

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    The first error that you got is this:
    Code:
    Error! Your kernel source for kernel 2.6.31-19-server cannot be found at
    /lib/modules/2.6.31-19-server/build or /lib/modules/2.6.31-19-server/source.
    Try installing the kernel source and kernel headers, and then try installing the driver again.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-source linux-headers-2.6.31-19-server
    Check the location that it is complaining about for the existence of the missing folders.
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