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  1. #1

    Wireless with wicd on HP Pavilion dv5000 on Ubuntu


    Still kind of stuck. Got wicd running, even started the service as described here suramya.com for this specific task.

    Still, when I open wicd, no wireless networks found.

    What's the next troubleshooting step?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    We need more info. Please post the output of
    Code:
    lshw -C network
    lsmod

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    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ lshw -C network
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network:0             
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 2
           bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
           version: 02
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master
           configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
           resources: irq:21 memory:c0204000-c0205fff
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 6
           bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 00:0f:b0:c6:e6:43
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 ip=192.168.0.46 latency=128 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes
           resources: irq:22 ioport:a000(size=256) memory:c020a400-c020a4ff
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:14:a5:6c:be:79
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1           3740  0 
    nls_cp437               5372  0 
    vfat                   10716  0 
    fat                    51452  1 vfat
    binfmt_misc             8356  1 
    ppdev                   6688  0 
    snd_atiixp_modem       11940  0 
    snd_atiixp             15720  2 
    snd_ac97_codec        101216  2 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp
    ac97_bus                1532  1 snd_ac97_codec
    arc4                    1660  2 
    ecb                     2524  2 
    snd_pcm_oss            37920  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          16028  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy           2656  0 
    snd_pcm                75296  4 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    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
    iptable_filter          3100  0 
    snd_timer              22276  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    pcmcia                 36808  0 
    ip_tables              11692  1 iptable_filter
    snd_seq_device          6920  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    b43                   122136  0 
    x_tables               16544  1 ip_tables
    snd                    59204  15 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    sdhci_pci               7100  0 
    mac80211              181236  1 b43
    yenta_socket           24200  1 
    soundcore               7264  1 snd
    tifm_7xx1               5372  0 
    sdhci                  17472  1 sdhci_pci
    cfg80211               93052  2 b43,mac80211
    joydev                 10272  0 
    rsrc_nonstatic         11644  1 yenta_socket
    i2c_piix4               9932  0 
    tifm_core               7832  1 tifm_7xx1
    snd_page_alloc          9156  3 snd_atiixp_modem,snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
    led_class               4096  2 b43,sdhci
    shpchp                 32272  0 
    pcmcia_core            35792  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
    k8temp                  4188  0 
    psmouse                56180  0 
    serio_raw               5280  0 
    lp                      8964  0 
    parport                35340  2 ppdev,lp
    8139too                22620  0 
    8139cp                 19260  0 
    mii                     5212  2 8139too,8139cp
    ohci1394               29900  0 
    ieee1394               86596  1 ohci1394
    ssb                    35300  1 b43
    usb_storage            52544  0 
    video                  19380  0 
    output                  2780  1 video
    radeon                636000  2 
    ttm                    36212  1 radeon
    drm                   159584  4 radeon,ttm
    i2c_algo_bit            5760  1 radeon
    ati_agp                 6760  0 
    agpgart                34988  3 ttm,drm,ati_agp

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    You need firmware for your wireless card. I assume since you installed wicd you have a wired connection? If so do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get intall b43-fwcutter

  6. #5
    Yep, I did that.

    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    b43-fwcutter is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 242 not upgraded.
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

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    Post the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | grep firmware
    iwconfig
    Does this show local networks
    Code:
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

  8. #7
    I appreciate the help.

    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep firmware
    [   18.652071] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode5.fw
    [   19.152384] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/pcm5.fw
    [   19.381934] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    [   19.508827] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    [   19.744064] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 410.2160 (2007-05-26 15:32:10)
    ben@ben-laptop:~$
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=off   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    [sudo] password for ben: 
    wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

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    Try this:
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
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  10. #9
    I will. My update manager said I had a whole bunch of updates, so I thought I'd let that run first.

  11. #10
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    [sudo] password for ben: 
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
    ben@ben-laptop:~$
    Code:
    ben@ben-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    
    ben@ben-laptop:~$

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