Aaargh. Stupid PCI card not being recognized!

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Aaargh. Stupid PCI card not being recognized!

Postby bigonroad on Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:53 am

Hey there,

I built a home mini ITX machine a few years back: see the full spec on my blog - http://allaboutchris.org/blog/2010/building-a-home-backup-server-part-one/. Being repurposed for use in the kitchen, so I installed Mint. However, can't get wireless working.

It's an Engenius 3601-S PCI card: http://wikidevi.com/wiki/EnGenius_EPI-3601S.

When I run mintWifi, I get:
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:25:22:0b:cc:0d 
          inet addr:192.168.2.5  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::225:22ff:fe0b:cc0d/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1492  Metric:1
          RX packets:6080 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5280 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:6434456 (6.4 MB)  TX bytes:801153 (801.1 KB)

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:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:335 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:335 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:34351 (34.3 KB)  TX bytes:34351 (34.3 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:      192.168.2.1
Address:   192.168.2.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.152
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.177
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.182
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.168
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.148
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.173
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.187
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.158
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.153
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.167
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.178
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.163
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.157
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.172
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.162
Name:   google.com
Address: 62.252.169.183


When I run lcpci, I get:

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)


Clearly, the card is not being seen. When I log into bios, doesn't appear to have any details about PCI, or ethernet devices, connected or otherwise - don't think its a very advanced bios.

Haven't used the PC for about a year, but before that was running ubuntu, never had any problems with wifi...

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Chris
Last edited by bigonroad on Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Aaargh. Stupid PCI card not being recognized!

Postby bigonroad on Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:19 am

Anyone have any ideas? C
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