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Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:33 pm

Installed Mint Fluxbox 9 on a computer I had with Mint Gnome before. With regular Mint the wifi was just there and was no issue to get it configured and running. However, with Fluxbox Mint, wireless connections are unhighlighted. I tried setting up my ssid and password and it just won't connect. The driver was a realtek ...tried loading from disk I have and can't get it to install :/

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lspci -vvnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:0204]
   Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:0204]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 8
   Region 0: Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: agpgart-amd64
   Kernel modules: amd64-agp

00:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:1204]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0

00:00.2 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:2204]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0

00:00.3 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:3204]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0

00:00.4 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:4204]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0

00:00.7 Host bridge [0600]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge [1106:7204]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South] [1106:b188]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
   Memory behind bridge: e8000000-e9ffffff
   Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e4000000-e7ffffff
   Secondary status: 66MHz+ FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort+ <SERR+ <PERR+
   BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR- NoISA+ VGA+ MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-
      PriDiscTmr- SecDiscTmr- DiscTmrStat- DiscTmrSERREn-
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel modules: shpchp

00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB Audigy [1102:0004] (rev 04)
   Subsystem: Creative Labs Device [1102:2002]
   Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32 (500ns min, 5000ns max)
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
   Region 0: I/O ports at 9000 [size=64]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: EMU10K1_Audigy
   Kernel modules: snd-emu10k1

00:09.1 Input device controller [0980]: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port [1102:7003] (rev 04)
   Subsystem: Creative Labs Device [1102:0040]
   Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32
   Region 0: I/O ports at 9400 [size=8]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: Emu10k1_gameport
   Kernel modules: emu10k1-gp

00:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port [1102:4001] (rev 04) (prog-if 10)
   Subsystem: Creative Labs Device [1102:0010]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32 (500ns min, 1000ns max), Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
   Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 10
   Region 0: Memory at ea004000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
   Region 1: Memory at ea000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
   Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394

00:0f.0 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller [1106:3149] (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:b003]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32
   Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
   Region 0: I/O ports at 9800 [size=8]
   Region 1: I/O ports at 9c00 [size=4]
   Region 2: I/O ports at a000 [size=8]
   Region 3: I/O ports at a400 [size=4]
   Region 4: I/O ports at a800 [size=16]
   Region 5: I/O ports at ac00 [size=256]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: sata_via
   Kernel modules: sata_via

00:0f.1 IDE interface [0101]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE [1106:0571] (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5002]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
   Region 0: [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
   Region 1: [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
   Region 2: [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8]
   Region 3: [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
   Region 4: I/O ports at b000 [size=16]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: pata_via
   Kernel modules: pata_via

00:10.0 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5004]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
   Region 4: I/O ports at b400 [size=32]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:10.1 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5004]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
   Region 4: I/O ports at b800 [size=32]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:10.2 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5004]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
   Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
   Region 4: I/O ports at bc00 [size=32]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:10.3 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 81)
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5004]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
   Interrupt: pin B routed to IRQ 11
   Region 4: I/O ports at c000 [size=32]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:10.4 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 86) (prog-if 20)
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5004]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 10
   Region 0: Memory at ea005000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:11.0 ISA bridge [0601]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South] [1106:3227]
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5001]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel modules: i2c-viapro

00:13.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
   Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Device [1631:d007]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 64 (8000ns min, 16000ns max)
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
   Region 0: I/O ports at c400 [size=256]
   Region 1: Memory at ea006000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: 8139too
   Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp

00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
   Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
   Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
   Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-

00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
   Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Kernel driver in use: k8temp
   Kernel modules: k8temp

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A [S3 UniChrome Pro] [1106:3108] (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:d000]
   Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz+ UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 32 (500ns min)
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
   Region 0: Memory at e4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
   Region 1: Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
   [virtual] Expansion ROM at e9000000 [disabled] [size=64K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel modules: viafb
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:50 am

Can you try the following to see if it solves the problem you may have in Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp It appears you have both drivers loading in your /etc/modules, even though the driver in use is the 8139too.

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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and add a line at the end of the information in the file that says
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blacklist 8139cp
Then save and restart.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:50 am

... blacklist''8139cp' - didn't work - still not connecting (also don't see other wifi connections visible as usual)

it wasn't working either in cd live mode ... but i went ahead and did a full intall anyway. CD live in Gnome does work tho :?:
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:02 am

What happens if you
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sudo modprobe 8139too
and can you post the contents of
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/etc/modules
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:06 am

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sudo modprobe 8139too :
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.


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/etc/modules
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

lp
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:41 am

Under lp in /etc/modules can you
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sudo gedit /etc/modules
and add this to the end
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8139too


Also, can you post the contents of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:01 am

ok, 8139too added to etc/modules.

etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:
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# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.

# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
blacklist evbug

# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd

# replaced by e100
blacklist eepro100

# replaced by tulip
blacklist de4x5

# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
blacklist eth1394

# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
blacklist snd_intel8x0m

# Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
blacklist snd_aw2

# causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
blacklist i2c_i801

# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54

# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx

# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
blacklist garmin_gps

# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
blacklist asus_acpi

# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
blacklist snd_pcsp

# ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a
# nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010)
blacklist pcspkr

# EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
# from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
# continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
# really needed.
blacklist amd76x_edac

blacklist 8139too
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:51 am

TBABill wrote:Can you try the following to see if it solves the problem you may have in Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp It appears you have both drivers loading in your /etc/modules, even though the driver in use is the 8139too.

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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and add a line at the end of the information in the file that says
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blacklist 8139cp
Then save and restart.


I think what happened is instead of blacklisting 8139cp you accidentally blacklisted the module we need to run, which is 8139too. Can you change /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf the last line to 8139cp and then restart and see what happens?
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:11 pm

yes itis 8139too... ok changed from 8139too to 8139cp - rebooted and still behaves same way ... can always see that spinning wheel @ the bottom like it's trying to connect ... then i get a message "disconnected you are now offline"

Just in case something is going on with the usb wifi, i reloaded 'gnome isadora live' and the wifi connects and is working with it.

Still shows as:
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Ethernet still shows these kernels
Kernel driver in use: 8139too
Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Is it showing YES for either soft or hard blocked when you run
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sudo rfkill list
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:28 pm

shows 'no' on both soft and hard.
ethernet still showing both 'cp' and 'too' kernels tho.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:39 pm

What if you
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sudo modprobe -r 8139cp
You may also have to then just
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sudo modprobe 8139too
but not sure that is necessary.

I'm now Googling for information because it appears to be loading the right driver.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:54 pm

on both i get:
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:55 pm

Oh man, I just now realized this is your ETHERNET card, not your wireless card. I was racking my brain trying to figure out why it would not work but your wired internet works fine....just like it should. All these steps were doing was attempting to use one driver instead of the other for the same device...just the wrong one.

Can you post what the output is from
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lspci
or
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lsusb
if this is a USB wireless device you are trying to enable? This is starting from scratch because I failed to realize the info posted originally was ethernet, not wireless. My apologies for reading right past that.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:12 pm

no problem at all on that :)

TBABill, the issue is with wifi usb - not ethernet connection. I have another computer with the router ... just trying to connect to it with the fluxbox isadora - as stated before, when loading Gnome Isadora, the usb wifi is working fine on this same machine.

lspci
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00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
00:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
00:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:13.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)


lsusb
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Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
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 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0930:6540 Toshiba Corp. TransMemory Flash Memory
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:23 pm

Ok the wirless is Ralink and appears to need the RT2870STA driver. Should be built into the kernel but it needs to be active. Can you
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sudo modprobe rt2870sta
and then try the wirless. You may need to give it a minute. After that if it's not working, please just
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inxi -F
so we'll have all your hardware info.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:28 pm

I have seen where others got the same chipset going with
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sudo modprobe rt2800usb
but others claim to have had to blacklist this same one and use the rt2870sta. Will have to do a bit of trial and error to be sure which.
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:33 pm

And if you run
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dmesg | grep rt2
then we can see if you have conflicting drivers (like the rt2800usb and the 2870 both trying to claim the device).
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby Clyde on Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:45 pm

on the
"sudo modprobe rt2870sta" = WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.

"inxi -F" = inixi command not found

"sudo modprobe rt2800usb" = WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.

"dmesg | grep rt2"
[ 12.298419] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::radio
[ 12.298439] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::assoc
[ 12.298457] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy0::quality
[ 12.298971] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
[ 12.310558] rt2870sta: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[ 12.336710] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2870
[ 12.745772] rt2800usb 1-1:1.0: firmware: requesting rt2870.bin
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Re: Wifi connection

Postby TBABill on Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:57 pm

If you look at your last post you can see where the response lists both the rt2800usb and the rt2870. I would suggest first trying to blacklist the rt2870 by doing
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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and add the following to the end of the file
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rt2870sta
rt2870
and then
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sudo gedit /etc/modules
and add
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rt2800usb
to the end.

If this does NOT work, just reverse it all and replace the blacklist item with rt2800usb and the modules item with rt2870 and rt2870sta.

And after you blacklist one of them, just sudo modprobe theotherone to initiate it.

Edit: I still do not understand why just changing DE versions of the distro has an impact on wireless. Have you fully updated the Fluxbox version yet? Something simple could be causing this beyond the driver that I'm not aware of and possibly fixed in an update.
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