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  1. Wireless once more

    Just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Toshiba Satellite L350. Seems to work all
    fine, except the wireless.

    It's got a Realtext Wifi card and I installed the Windows driver with
    ndiswrapper. It recognises the card and lspci says

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory
    Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960
    Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960
    Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI
    Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI
    Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI
    Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio
    Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
    Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
    Port 5 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI
    Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI
    Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI
    Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI
    Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface
    Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE
    Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E)
    SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
    (rev 03)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/
    RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

    wlan0 is the wireless link. /etc/network/interfaces says

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    The network doesn't search for locally available wireless networks. Any
    help gratrefully received!

    N.

  2. Re: Wireless once more

    On Sat, 08 Nov 2008 20:02:51 +0000, NJ Liekfeldt wrote:

    > Just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Toshiba Satellite L350. Seems to work
    > all fine, except the wireless.
    >
    > It's got a Realtext Wifi card and I installed the Windows driver with
    > ndiswrapper. It recognises the card and lspci says


    what says iwconfig?

    have you tried wicd?


  3. Re: Wireless once more

    On Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:46:27 +0000, Derek Turner wrote:

    > On Sat, 08 Nov 2008 20:02:51 +0000, NJ Liekfeldt wrote:
    >
    >> Just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Toshiba Satellite L350. Seems to work
    >> all fine, except the wireless.
    >>
    >> It's got a Realtext Wifi card and I installed the Windows driver with
    >> ndiswrapper. It recognises the card and lspci says

    >
    > what says iwconfig?
    >
    > have you tried wicd?


    It says

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.457 GHz Access Point: Not-
    Associated
    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:20 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
    RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff
    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

    pan0 no wireless extensions.

    I'll try wicd, thanks.

    N.

  4. Re: Wireless once more

    On Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:46:27 +0000, Derek Turner wrote:

    >
    > have you tried wicd?


    Wicd says no wireless networks found...

    N.

  5. Re: Wireless once more

    NJ Liekfeldt wrote:
    > On Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:46:27 +0000, Derek Turner wrote:
    >
    >> have you tried wicd?

    >
    > Wicd says no wireless networks found...
    >
    > N.


    Might be a little obvious suggestion....but ya never know. :-)

    Have you made sure your wireless switch on the front of the laptop is in
    the On position?


  6. Re: Wireless once more

    Norbert Liekfeldt wrote:
    > propman wrote in
    > news:gf7tup$gvr$1@registered.motzarella.org:
    >
    >> NJ Liekfeldt wrote:
    >>> On Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:46:27 +0000, Derek Turner wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> have you tried wicd?
    >>> Wicd says no wireless networks found...
    >>>
    >>> N.

    >> Might be a little obvious suggestion....but ya never know. :-)
    >>
    >> Have you made sure your wireless switch on the front of the laptop is
    >> in the On position?
    >>

    > Well, dafter things have happened, certainly to me! But I did switch it
    > off and back on, just to check.


    Heh! Been there once or twice myself! :-)

    Did you ever try looking at: lshw -C network to see if the ndiswrapper
    driver was actually loaded?



  7. Re: Wireless once more

    NJ Liekfeldt wrote:

    >>> Just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Toshiba Satellite L350. Seems to work
    >>> all fine, except the wireless.
    >>>
    >>> It's got a Realtext Wifi card and I installed the Windows driver with
    >>> ndiswrapper.


    Check the name of the wifi driver under 'hardware drivers'.

    I had trouble with rt2500usb Realtek driver in Hardy 8.04 and the
    hardware was recognised and the networks listed but I could not connect.
    I did eventually get success following a long tutorial which involved
    deleting the original drivers and then using ndiswrapper and the belkin
    drivers.

    I have since used the live 'Intrepid' CD and it all worked fine,
    'straight out of the box' and no messing. So rt2500 is successfully
    incorporated into the new version 8.10 (as is another rt73 driver).

  8. Re: Wireless once more

    On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 01:11:58 -0800, propman wrote:

    > Norbert Liekfeldt wrote:
    >> propman wrote in
    >> news:gf7tup$gvr$1@registered.motzarella.org:
    >>
    >>> NJ Liekfeldt wrote:
    >>>> On Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:46:27 +0000, Derek Turner wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> have you tried wicd?
    >>>> Wicd says no wireless networks found...
    >>>>
    >>>> N.
    >>> Might be a little obvious suggestion....but ya never know. :-)
    >>>
    >>> Have you made sure your wireless switch on the front of the laptop is
    >>> in the On position?
    >>>

    >> Well, dafter things have happened, certainly to me! But I did switch it
    >> off and back on, just to check.

    >
    > Heh! Been there once or twice myself! :-)
    >
    > Did you ever try looking at: lshw -C network to see if the ndiswrapper
    > driver was actually loaded?


    I think it is:
    nl-laptop
    description: Computer
    product: Satellite L350
    vendor: TOSHIBA
    version: PSLD0E-00V01MEN
    serial: 78510091Q
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.4 dmi-2.4 smp-1.4 smp
    configuration: boot=normal cpus=1 uuid=034A9AD0-58EC-11DD-
    A70E-001E33518303
    *-core
    description: Motherboard
    product: Base Board Product Name
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: 0
    version: Base Board Version
    serial: Base Board Serial Number
    slot: Base Board Chassis Location
    *-firmware
    description: BIOS
    vendor: INSYDE
    physical id: 0
    version: 1.50 (07/10/2008)
    size: 1MiB
    capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect
    socketedrom edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360
    int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int9keyboard int10video
    acpi usb
    *-cpu
    description: CPU
    product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz
    vendor: Intel Corp.
    physical id: e
    bus info: cpu@0
    version: 6.15.13
    serial: 0000-06FD-0000-0000-0000-0000
    slot: CPU
    size: 1333MHz
    capacity: 4096MHz
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 533MHz
    capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae
    mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr
    sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni
    monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm cpufreq
    configuration: id=1
    *-cache:0
    description: L2 cache
    physical id: f
    slot: Unknown
    size: 1MiB
    capacity: 1MiB
    capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back unified
    *-cache:1
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: 11
    slot: Unknown
    size: 32KiB
    capacity: 32KiB
    capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back data
    *-logicalcpu:0
    description: Logical CPU
    physical id: 1.1
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: logical
    *-logicalcpu:1
    description: Logical CPU
    physical id: 1.2
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: logical
    *-cache
    description: L1 cache
    physical id: 10
    slot: Unknown
    size: 32KiB
    capacity: 32KiB
    capabilities: asynchronous internal write-back instruction
    *-memory
    description: System Memory
    physical id: 12
    slot: System board or motherboard
    size: 2GiB
    *-bank:0
    description: DIMM Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
    product: 0x36345431323830323145444C335342322020
    vendor: 0x7F7F7F7F7F510000
    physical id: 0
    serial: 0x0314B528
    slot: DIMM0
    size: 1GiB
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 533MHz (1.9ns)
    *-bank:1
    description: DIMM Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
    product: 0x36345431323830323145444C335342322020
    vendor: 0x7F7F7F7F7F510000
    physical id: 1
    serial: 0x0314602B
    slot: DIMM2
    size: 1GiB
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 533MHz (1.9ns)
    *-pci
    description: Host bridge
    product: Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 100
    bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: driver=agpgart-intel module=intel_agp
    *-display:0 UNCLAIMED
    description: VGA compatible controller
    product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
    version: 03
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: msi pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
    description: Display controller
    product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 2.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
    version: 03
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-usb:0
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1a
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:1
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1a.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.1
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:2
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1a.7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.7
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
    *-multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1b
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
    version: 03
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
    module=snd_hda_intel
    *-pci:0
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet
    controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 02
    serial: 00:1e:33:51:83:03
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 1GB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master
    cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd
    autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes
    driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.4
    latency=0 link=yes module=r8169 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
    speed=100MB/s
    *-pci:1
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1c.4
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.4
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
    *-usb:3
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:4
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:5
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master
    configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
    *-usb:6
    description: USB Controller
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1d.7
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
    *-pci:2
    description: PCI bridge
    product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1e
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
    version: f3
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
    *-isa
    description: ISA bridge
    product: 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-ide
    description: IDE interface
    product: 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.1
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
    logical name: scsi3
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
    configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0 module=ata_piix
    *-cdrom
    description: DVD-RAM writer
    product: DVDRAM GSA-T40N
    vendor: HL-DT-ST
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /dev/cdrw
    logical name: /dev/dvd
    logical name: /dev/dvdrw
    logical name: /dev/scd0
    logical name: /dev/sr0
    logical name: /media/cdrom0
    version: JT03
    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
    configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660
    mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8 state=mounted status=ready
    *-medium
    physical id: 0
    logical name: /dev/cdrom
    logical name: /media/cdrom0
    configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660
    mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,utf8 state=mounted
    *-storage
    description: SATA controller
    product: 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
    logical name: scsi0
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 66MHz
    capabilities: storage msi pm bus_master cap_list emulated
    configuration: driver=ahci latency=0 module=ahci
    *-disk
    description: ATA Disk
    product: TOSHIBA MK1652GS
    vendor: Toshiba
    physical id: 0.0.0
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
    logical name: /dev/sda
    version: LV01
    serial: 68R8P1G0T
    size: 149GiB (160GB)
    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=9241c6cc
    *-volume:0
    description: Windows NTFS volume
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
    logical name: /dev/sda1
    version: 3.1
    serial: 7e46aa45-5dcc-0940-a60c-f50f8a7cbfa4
    size: 1498MiB
    capacity: 1500MiB
    capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-03-20
    19:35:36 filesystem=ntfs label=WinRE state=clean
    *-volume:1
    description: Windows NTFS volume
    physical id: 2
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
    logical name: /dev/sda2
    version: 3.1
    serial: 72b0df32-5c9b-a346-bdd5-ea85f4357636
    size: 74GiB
    capacity: 74GiB
    capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-03-20
    19:35:38 filesystem=ntfs label=Vista state=clean
    *-volume:2
    description: Windows NTFS volume
    physical id: 3
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
    logical name: /dev/sda3
    version: 3.1
    serial: 0e69d8a0-8c96-fa4c-9222-b351e0c199cf
    size: 53GiB
    capacity: 53GiB
    capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
    configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-03-20
    19:35:43 filesystem=ntfs label=Data state=clean
    *-volume:3
    description: Extended partition
    physical id: 4
    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,4
    logical name: /dev/sda4
    size: 20GiB
    capacity: 20GiB
    capabilities: primary extended partitioned
    partitioned:extended
    *-logicalvolume:0
    description: Linux filesystem partition
    physical id: 5
    logical name: /dev/sda5
    logical name: /
    logical name: /dev/.static/dev
    capacity: 19GiB
    configuration: mount.fstype=ext3
    mount.options=ro,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered state=mounted
    *-logicalvolume:1
    description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
    physical id: 6
    logical name: /dev/sda6
    capacity: 894MiB
    capabilities: nofs
    *-serial UNCLAIMED
    description: SMBus
    product: 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1f.3
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
    version: 03
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    configuration: latency=0
    *-network:0
    description: Wireless interface
    physical id: 1
    logical name: wlan0
    serial: 00:21:63:20:8b:a2
    capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+net8187b
    driverversion=1.53+Realtek Semiconductor Corp. link=no multicast=yes
    wireless=IEEE 802.11g
    *-network:1 DISABLED
    description: Ethernet interface
    physical id: 2
    logical name: pan0
    serial: aa:e7:cc:3f:b6:c0
    capabilities: ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3
    firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes


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