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Hello. Even if my wireless card is listed in the device manager, I am not able to activate it. It worked perfectly under Ubuntu 11.04, but somehow not under Blackbuntu ...
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    Cannot activate the wirless function


    Hello. Even if my wireless card is listed in the device manager, I am not able to activate it. It worked perfectly under Ubuntu 11.04, but somehow not under Blackbuntu (Community Edition 0.3 Final).
    Network Controller:
    Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (Centrino Advanced-N 6200 2x2 AGN)

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DMI [8086:d132] (rev 11)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:d138] (rev 11)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:08.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Management Registers [8086:d155] (rev 11)
    	Subsystem: Device [003c:0001]
    00:08.1 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers [8086:d156] (rev 11)
    	Subsystem: Device [003c:0001]
    00:08.2 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Control and Status Registers [8086:d157] (rev 11)
    	Subsystem: Device [003c:0001]
    00:08.3 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Miscellaneous Registers [8086:d158] (rev 11)
    	Subsystem: Device [003c:0001]
    00:10.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link [8086:d150] (rev 11)
    00:10.1 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Routing and Protocol Registers [8086:d151] (rev 11)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:3b4a] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.7 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 8 [8086:3b50] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b03] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3b2f] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    	Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 230M] [10de:0a28] (rev a2)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    	Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0be2] (rev a1)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 [8086:4239] (rev 35)
    	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 2x2 AGN [8086:1311]
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: JMicron Technology Corp. IEEE 1394 Host Controller [197b:2380]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    04:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2382]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    04:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2381]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    04:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller [197b:2383]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: jmb38x_ms
    	Kernel modules: jmb38x_ms
    04:00.4 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller [197b:2384]
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-Core Registers [8086:2c52] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2c81] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2c90] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    	Kernel driver in use: i7core_edac
    	Kernel modules: i7core_edac
    ff:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2c91] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:03.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller [8086:2c98] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:03.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Target Address Decoder [8086:2c99] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:03.4 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Test Registers [8086:2c9c] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:04.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Control Registers [8086:2ca0] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:04.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Address Registers [8086:2ca1] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:04.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Rank Registers [8086:2ca2] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:04.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 0 Thermal Control Registers [8086:2ca3] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:05.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Control Registers [8086:2ca8] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:05.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Address Registers [8086:2ca9] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:05.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Rank Registers [8086:2caa] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    ff:05.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Memory Controller Channel 1 Thermal Control Registers [8086:2cab] (rev 04)
    	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 002 Device 009: ID 03f0:231d Hewlett-Packard 
    Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0408:03ba Quanta Computer, Inc. 
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 138a:0005 DigitalPersona, Inc 
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c05a Logitech, Inc. 
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 07ca:a309 AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. HP DVB-T TV Tuner [HP dv6-1190en]
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    binfmt_misc            17498  1 
    rfcomm                 46753  4 
    bnep                   18212  2 
    deflate                12661  0 
    zlib_deflate           26991  1 deflate
    ctr                    13101  0 
    twofish_generic        16635  0 
    twofish_x86_64         12567  0 
    twofish_common         20919  2 twofish_generic,twofish_x86_64
    camellia               29348  0 
    serpent                29125  0 
    blowfish               16762  0 
    cast5                  25112  0 
    des_generic            21415  0 
    cryptd                 20396  0 
    aes_x86_64             17208  0 
    aes_generic            38279  1 aes_x86_64
    xcbc                   12815  0 
    parport_pc             36830  0 
    rmd160                 16744  0 
    ppdev                  17180  0 
    sha512_generic         12796  0 
    sha256_generic         21031  0 
    dm_crypt               22872  0 
    sha1_generic           12679  0 
    crypto_null            12918  0 
    af_key                 32001  0 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     28012  4 
    snd_hda_codec_idt      70462  1 
    snd_hda_intel          33030  4 
    snd_hda_codec         104090  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13652  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                96468  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    ir_lirc_codec          12940  0 
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    snd_rawmidi            30385  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    lirc_dev               19196  1 ir_lirc_codec
    mxl5005s               46092  1 
    ir_sony_decoder        12549  0 
    af9013                 27707  1 
    snd_seq                61538  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    mac80211              296575  0 
    cfg80211              177537  1 mac80211
    ir_jvc_decoder         12546  0 
    snd_timer              29708  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14490  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    rc_rc6_mce             12502  0 
    ir_rc6_decoder         12546  0 
    ir_rc5_decoder         12546  0 
    snd                    67779  17 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    ir_nec_decoder         12546  0 
    soundcore              12680  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18484  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    dvb_usb_af9015         35052  0 
    dvb_usb                24173  1 dvb_usb_af9015
    dvb_core              110130  1 dvb_usb
    psmouse                73514  0 
    joydev                 17597  0 
    ene_ir                 22843  0 
    serio_raw              13208  0 
    rc_core                26883  11 ir_lirc_codec,ir_sony_decoder,ir_jvc_decoder,rc_rc6_mce,ir_rc6_decoder,ir_rc5_decoder,ir_nec_decoder,dvb_usb_af9015,dvb_usb,ene_ir
    uvcvideo               67619  0 
    hp_wmi                 18092  0 
    hp_accel               21880  0 
    videodev               88394  1 uvcvideo
    lis3lv02d              19839  1 hp_accel
    jmb38x_ms              17458  0 
    memstick               16563  1 jmb38x_ms
    lp                     17789  0 
    i7core_edac            27750  0 
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32    17160  1 videodev
    parport                46360  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    sparse_keymap          13890  1 hp_wmi
    input_polldev          14007  1 lis3lv02d
    btusb                  18683  2 
    edac_core              53720  3 i7core_edac
    bluetooth             141723  23 rfcomm,bnep,btusb
    dm_raid45              77122  0 
    xor                    12845  1 dm_raid45
    vesafb                 13762  0 
    usbhid                 46754  0 
    hid                    95075  1 usbhid
    nouveau               721059  2 
    ttm                    76163  1 nouveau
    drm_kms_helper         42312  1 nouveau
    ahci                   26002  2 
    drm                   234807  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    firewire_ohci          40101  0 
    sdhci_pci              13966  0 
    r8169                  52066  0 
    libahci                30767  1 ahci
    firewire_core          62848  1 firewire_ohci
    sdhci                  27250  1 sdhci_pci
    crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core
    i2c_algo_bit           13368  1 nouveau
    video                  19280  1 nouveau
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [   17.398000] dvb-usb: found a 'AVerMedia A309' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
    [   17.754544] dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-af9015.fw'
    [   18.686251] af9013: firmware version:4.95.0.0
    [   23.296248] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: unable to load firmware patch rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw (-2)
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.39-3-bb03
    
    ============ ifconfig ============
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:26:9e:be:f5:6c  
              inet addr:192.168.0.106  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::226:9eff:febe:f56c/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:18155 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:14234 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:18067680 (18.0 MB)  TX bytes:2770904 (2.7 MB)
              Interrupt:45 Base address:0xa000 
    
    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:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:960 (960.0 B)  TX bytes:960 (960.0 B)
    
    
    ============ iwconfig ============
    I have a switch on my laptop but it only affect my bluetooth device.
    I am thankful for every information.

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie hans51's Avatar
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    this is a problem that occurred mostly on older devices a few years back.
    to activate your wifi - hoping you still have dual boot with any windows
    boot on win
    activate wlan
    reboot into linux NOT shutdown+boot !!!
    and normally wifi then works and is switched ON under linux

    that was the situation I had in earlier years and the solution to it
    there may be other reasons
    of course assuming you have all wlan relevant drivers and tools installed ...

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    Well, it seems from the lspci output that this entry


    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 [8086:4239] (rev 35)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 2x2 AGN [8086:1311]


    is your wireless, but it has no drivers associated with it. I looked in the linuxwireless.org web site and did not find a driver for the Advanced-N 6200 device. You might want to check on the Intel site for drivers that they provide for Linux.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    According to their website, 0.3 is based on: Ubuntu 10.10, Linux 2.6.39 and Gnome 2.32.0

    So I'm guessing the Ubuntu 11.04 distro/kernel has the wireless drivers built-in. Perhaps you can use the 11.04 kernel on that box? No idea if that would work...Or maybe get the Ubuntu 11.04 kernel source and rebuild it on your blackbuntu box.

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