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Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude solve

Postby dnmint on Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:29 am

I have a Dell Latutude D420. It has the following out put on lscpci:
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)

I installed wireless drivers via ndiswrapper using Ubuntu instructions ( In Elyssa I did the same- No problems)
In Felicia, I find I have to go to 'Hardware drivers > deactivate> Activate to get Wireless working. Tis happens after every shutdown >restart.
Any advice please Thanks :?:
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby Husse on Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:19 am

I have BCM4311 or 4312 and no problems
I used this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... y_No-Fluff
Works for Hardy and Intrepid Elyssa and Felicia even if it's called Feisty_No-Fluff
Check so you are not influenced by the Hardy bug even if you are in Felicia
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby dnmint on Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:22 am

Thanks Husse- helpful as ever.
Did all that the guide said. Somehow, though ndiswrapper is installed ( 1.9 ver) , some time during comiling, it says cant find ndiswrapper.
I went thru the whole exercise.
The problem is as before- Wireless connects after deactivate> activate. Not as I start.
Any advice ?
Thanks


I used this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... y_No-Fluff
Works for Hardy and Intrepid Elyssa and Felicia even if it's called Feisty_No-Fluff
Check so you are not influenced by the Hardy bug even if you are in Felicia
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby dnmint on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:32 am

This is the output I get for lshw -C network command for wireless.
Any advice--- I am not getting module ssb or module ndiswrapper It shows module wl
lspci gives the following out put
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)


*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 00:16:cf:37:8d:1c
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl ip=172.16.151.107 latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby dnmint on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:35 am

dnmint wrote:This is the output I get for lshw -C network command for wireless.
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 01
serial: 00:16:cf:37:8d:1c
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl ip=172.16.151.107 latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11




Any advice--- I am not getting module ssb or module ndiswrapper It shows module wl
lspci gives the following out put
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby Husse on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:44 am

What do you get from
lsmod
That's where you can expect to find ndiswrapper, ssb and the like
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby dnmint on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:47 am

Thanks Husse
The lsmod out put is below: I think I do not have ndiswrapper there. Any suggestions? Thanks, of course
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ lsmod
Module Size Used by
af_packet 25728 2
ieee80211_crypt_tkip 17024 0
wl 1076372 0
ieee80211_crypt 13572 2 ieee80211_crypt_tkip,wl
i915 38144 2
drm 86056 3 i915
binfmt_misc 16904 1
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
rfcomm 44432 2
bnep 20480 2
sco 18308 2
l2cap 30464 16 rfcomm,bnep
ppdev 15620 0
acpi_cpufreq 15500 1
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
freq_table 12672 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
pci_slot 12552 0
sbs 19464 0
container 11520 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
sbp2 29324 0
parport_pc 39204 0
lp 17156 0
parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 18368 0
pcmcia 43052 0
dcdbas 15008 0
evdev 17696 13
psmouse 45200 0
pcspkr 10624 0
serio_raw 13444 0
snd_hda_intel 381488 3
btusb 19736 3
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
bluetooth 61924 11 rfcomm,bnep,sco,l2cap,btusb
snd_pcm 83204 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
usbhid 35840 0
hid 50560 1 usbhid
sdhci_pci 15360 0
sdhci 23940 1 sdhci_pci
yenta_socket 31756 1
rsrc_nonstatic 19072 1 yenta_socket
mmc_core 58268 1 sdhci
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
pcmcia_core 43412 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
video 25104 0
output 11008 1 video
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
wmi 14504 0
iTCO_wdt 18596 0
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
button 14224 0
battery 18436 0
ac 12292 0
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
intel_agp 33724 1
agpgart 42184 3 drm,intel_agp
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
snd 63268 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 15328 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ext3 133256 1
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sd_mod 42264 3
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sg 39732 0
pata_acpi 12160 0
ata_generic 12932 0
ohci1394 37936 0
ata_piix 24580 2
ieee1394 96324 2 sbp2,ohci1394
libata 177312 3 pata_acpi,ata_generic,ata_piix
scsi_mod 155212 4 sbp2,sd_mod,sg,libata
ehci_hcd 43276 0
tg3 129924 0
libphy 27392 1 tg3
uhci_hcd 30736 0
usbcore 148848 5 btusb,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
dock 16656 1 libata
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 3
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby dnmint on Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:02 am

I find that when I click on Windows wireless drivers I am not being taken to Install drivers window. When I click mon Hardware drivers, I see 'unactivated driver but it does not get activated.
It appears I have to uninstall wireless drivers & reinstall them thru ndiswrapper or bmwcutter. Any advice on how to do that ?
Thanks
Felicia in Dell Latitude D420.
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby dnmint on Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:49 am

I find Broadcom STA wireless driver is installing by default in Felicia ( Intrepid ). This may be causing the problem.
Is it so?
How to switch the driver to bcmwl etc.
Pls advise
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby Husse on Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:20 pm

This may well be a case of conflict between drivers
I have a 4311 or 4312 in Elyssa which I have got working fine with this solution
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... y_No-Fluff
I have not had the time to make a real install of Felicia, but I have made one with mint4win. Time to check what works in Felicia
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Re: Peculiar behavior of Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:10 am

I just installed the Restricted drivers you find in Felicia and my 4311 (or is it 4312?) just worked....
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Re: Peculiar behavior Wireless-Felicia in Dell Latitude SOLVED

Postby dnmint on Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:56 am

Thanks.... Now working fine
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