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No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:10 pm

Hi,
got a big problem here..
I've decided to install windows(xp) because i'm not that good with using wine and vbox.. it was just to much work everytime i tried to install something..
I've installed xp next to mint, but then of course the grub was gone.. So i made the stupid mistake to format the (windows) partition again and install ubuntu on it.. this way i had a grub again and could load mint.(i know i could've just installed grub trough live cd but i was just not that smart ;) )
Now the problem was i did'nt have any wireless networking anymore.. not on mint nor on ubuntu.
I decided to ignore the problem for now because i still had wired networking, and i tried to reinstall xp. Did not work, it kept saying that the partition was not the correct format for xp (again and again i tried to reformat into all kinds of things, yes also ntfs did not work)
anyhow i decided to leave it for now, reinstall ubuntu on the partition i wanted to install xp(just to get the grub)
Now when i started mint, i did not have wireless connection, but i also did not have wired connection! :s
fortunatly on ubuntu the wired connection does work(wireless does not)
Anyone who might be able to fix this?? i need wireless for school so it's important..
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby proxima_centauri on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:14 am

Please post the make and model of your wireless card. To do this, type the following in a terminal, and post back the output.
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inxi -N
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:28 pm

Network: Card-1 RaLink RT2860 driver rt2860
Card-2 Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver r8169
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:43 am

update: wired internet works again :s did'nt do anything.. it just worked again when rebooted today..
Wireless still not working.
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:26 am

someone please help?? still no wireless internet and its starting to get really annoying..
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby JasonLG on Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:03 am

randy_amendolara wrote:someone please help?? still no wireless internet and its starting to get really annoying..


PM proxima_centauri he may have gotten tied up or forgot about your post.
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby proxima_centauri on Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:50 am

Didn't forget, just don't know of any easy answer to the question.

A google search provided some results with 2 ways reported to work on the ubuntu forums, though I do not guarantee success
here -> http://www.connect-utb.com/index.php?op ... &Itemid=64
and here -> http://www.ctbarker.info/2010/05/ubuntu ... d-wpa.html

Source thread -> http://www.art.ubuntuforums.org/showthr ... ?p=9827511
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:30 am

Wow, this does not seem easy.. first of all i never used Gedit, i don't know how to locate those files either (.os/linux/... => can't find this map).
Otherwise let's just start with step 1: because it does not work in mint nor in ubuntu, i'm affraid it might be a hardware problem, because the drivers can't be erased in both os right? i've had my share of bad luck but that would just be riddiculous..?
So how can i check if my hardware is ok?(command in terminal?)
If the hardware is fine i can try this method.. if i ever succeed in figuring out how :p
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby DrHu on Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:53 am

randy_amendolara wrote:Wow, this does not seem easy.. first of all i never used Gedit, i don't know how to locate those files either (.os/linux/... => can't find this map).
Otherwise let's just start with step 1: because it does not work in mint nor in ubuntu, i'm affraid it might be a hardware problem, because the drivers can't be erased in both os right?

because it does not work in mint nor in ubuntu..can't be erased in both os right?
Now I am confused, I thought you had windows Xp, and probably installed Mint? under mint4win (Ubuntu wubi mode), that is not a real Linux installation
--that is, it is not linux in its own partition, so it would run slower than normal

    Since you know the windows OS ?, perhaps you can fix the networking problem in windows and then check on Linux after that is working
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=53490&p=324011#p324011
--and I thought you had already solved all your windows OS (XP versions) and Ubuntu problems..

Full help with cli (terminal) commands available; just takes reading and looking, same was windows OS
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki ... Networking
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... otingGuide


Linux fhs (File Hierarchy System), file structure and contents, if you wish..
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:11 am

No, look:
I had Ubuntu first as my main and only OS, then i've installed Mint, making that my main OS, but keeping ubuntu as kind of a backup in case mint crashes..
Virtualbox was to difficult for me(mainly it worked but everytime i tried to install something it was a disaster), so i've installed Windows XP (lite version) besides the allready existing mint and ubuntu.(so now i had 3 OS)
When i installed xp it erased my grub, so i could not boot mint or ubuntu, also in xp i did not have internet working.
So now i had xp as the only os that would boot, without internet connection, so i could not contact the forum to help me. Thats why i've decided to delete xp, using the ubuntu installation disc.
Still following?.. :p
Finally when i did this, the grub was back, and i could boot my precious mint again, when i did this i noticed that the wireless connection did not work in mint, nor ubuntu.

So now i have 3 partitions=>
1 using Ubuntu(the oldest i had),
1 using Mint,
and 1 using the new Ubuntu(installed when i deleted xp to get grub back, when i manage to get mint grub back i will delete this one, but thats not important right now)

None of these have wireless internet connection working=>
i can't reinstall xp, it gives me a partition error(and yes i've tried to format in all kinds of stuff(ntfs,etc..) nothing worked) => however this is not my main concern now, main concern is getting wireless back in mint/ubuntu/ubuntu.
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:12 am

By the way: i'm no windows expert either.. i've just been using it much longer but i'm just a home user that got sick of all the windows errors and crashes..
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:00 am

Ok so i've done a test with collectNWData.sh , results are:

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collectNWData.sh V0.6.4-6 (Rev: 1.258, Build: 2010/10/14 17:51:54 UTC)
--- Which type of your network connection should be tested?
--- (2) Wireless connection (WLAN)
--- What's the type of networktopology?
--- (1) WLAN access point <---> LinuxClient
--- On which host is the script executed?
--- (1) LinuxClient
--- WLAN SSID to connect to: §§§§§§§§1

--- NWEliza is analyzing the system for common network configuration errors ...

!!! CND0120E: Network card wlan0 has no IP address
!!! CND0490E: No access point with your SSID detected on interface wlan0
!!! CND0380E: No WLANs detected on interface wlan0. Hardware and/or driver not configured properly
!!! CND0320E: WLAN turned off by hardware or software switch
!!! CND0360E: Wireless connection tested with an existing wired connection on interface eth0. Unplug the cable and execute the script again
!!! CND0450W: WLAN key masquerading is not fully tested on this distribution. Please check output file collectNWData.txt for visible WLAN keys and masquerade them manually

--- Go to http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND#English to get more detailed instructions
--- about the error/warning messages and how to fix the problems on your own.

--- If you are unsuccessful then place the contents of file collectNWData.txt in the net
--- (see http://www.linux-tips-and-tricks.de/CND_UPL#English for links)
--- and then paste the nopaste link on your favorite Linux forum.

==================================================================================================================
===== cat /etc/*[-_]release || cat /etc/*[-_]version =============================================================
/etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=9
DISTRIB_CODENAME=isadora
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 9 Isadora"
===== uname -a ===================================================================================================
Linux randy-laptop 2.6.32-25-generic-pae #44-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 17 21:57:48 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
===== lspci ======================================================================================================
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 01)
   Kernel driver in use: r8169
   Kernel modules: r8169
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2860 [1814:0781]
   Kernel driver in use: rt2860
   Kernel modules: rt2860sta, rt2800pci
===== lsusb | grep -v "root hub" =================================================================================
===== lshw -C network (filtered) =================================================================================
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.102 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
       product: RT2860
       vendor: RaLink
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rt2860 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=Ralink STA
===== lsmod (filtered) ===========================================================================================
| ahci            | binfmt_misc     | bitblit         | cfg80211        | compat_firmware_class |
| drm             | drm_kms_helper  | eeprom_93cx6    | fbcon           | font             |
| i2c_algo_bit    | i915            | led_class       | lp              | mac80211         |
| mii             | output          | ppdev           | r8169           | rt2800lib        |
| rt2800pci       | rt2860sta       | rt2x00lib       | rt2x00pci       | rt2x00usb        |
| serio_raw       | softcursor      | tileblit        | vesafb          |
===== ls /lib/firmware/* =========================================================================================
| 2.6.32-21-generic       | 2.6.32-21-generic-pae   | 2.6.32-22-generic       | 2.6.32-22-generic-pae    |
| 2.6.32-23-generic       | 2.6.32-23-generic-pae   | 2.6.32-24-generic       | 2.6.32-24-generic-pae    |
| 2.6.32-25-generic       | 2.6.32-25-generic-pae   | 3com                    | acenic                   |
| adaptec                 | advansys                | agere_ap_fw.bin         | agere_sta_fw.bin         |
| aic94xx-seq.fw          | ar9170-1.fw             | ar9170-2.fw             | ar9170.fw                |
| ath3k-1.fw              | atmel_at76c502_3com.bin | atmel_at76c502.bin      | atmel_at76c502d.bin      |
| atmel_at76c502e.bin     | atmel_at76c504_2958.bin | atmel_at76c504a_2958.bin| atmel_at76c504.bin       |
| atmel_at76c506.bin      | atmsar11.fw             | av7110                  | bnx2                     |
| bnx2x-e1-4.8.53.0.fw    | bnx2x-e1-5.2.7.0.fw     | bnx2x-e1h-4.8.53.0.fw   | bnx2x-e1h-5.2.7.0.fw     |
| cis                     | cpia2                   | cxgb3                   | dabusb                   |
| dsp56k                  | dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw| dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw | e100                     |
| ea                      | edgeport                | emi26                   | emi62                    |
| ess                     | i2400m-fw-usb-1.3.sbcf  | i2400m-fw-usb-1.4.sbcf  | intelliport2.bin         |
| ipw2100-1.3.fw          | ipw2100-1.3-i.fw        | ipw2100-1.3-p.fw        | ipw2200-bss.fw           |
| ipw2200-ibss.fw         | ipw2200-sniffer.fw      | iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode    | iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode     |
| iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode    | iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode    | iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode    | iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode     |
| iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode    | kaweth                  | keyspan                 | keyspan_pda              |
| korg                    | libertas                | matrox                  | mts_cdma.fw              |
| mts_edge.fw             | mts_gsm.fw              | mwl8k                   | myricom                  |
| NPE-B                   | NPE-C                   | ositech                 | ql2100_fw.bin            |
| ql2200_fw.bin           | ql2300_fw.bin           | ql2322_fw.bin           | ql2400_fw.bin            |
| ql2500_fw.bin           | qlogic                  | r128                    | radeon                   |
| rt2561.bin              | rt2561s.bin             | rt2661.bin              | rt2860.bin               |
| rt2870.bin              | rt73.bin                | RTL8192SE               | sb16                     |
| scripts                 | slicoss                 | sun                     | sxg                      |
| tehuti                  | ti_3410.fw              | ti_5052.fw              | tigon                    |
| tr_smctr.bin            | ttusb-budget            | updates                 | usbdux                   |
| usbduxfast_firmware.bin | usbdux_firmware.bin     | v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw| v4l-cx23418-apu.fw       |
| v4l-cx23418-cpu.fw      | v4l-cx23418-dig.fw      | v4l-cx2341x-dec.fw      | v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw       |
| v4l-cx2341x-init.mpg    | v4l-cx23885-avcore-01.fw| v4l-cx23885-enc.fw      | v4l-cx25840.fw           |
| v4l-pvrusb2-24xxx-01.fw | v4l-pvrusb2-29xxx-01.fw | vicam                   | whiteheat.fw             |
| whiteheat_loader.fw     | yam                     | yamaha                  | zd1201-ap.fw             |
| zd1201.fw               | zd1211                  |
===== ifconfig (filtered for eth|wlan|ra|ath|dsl) ================================================================
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr ##:##:##:##:##:#1 
          inet addr:192.168.1.102  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21f:16ff:fe1e:a1fc/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1492  Metric:1
          RX packets:30787 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:24142 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:30947179 (30.9 MB)  TX bytes:7076912 (7.0 MB)
          Interrupt:27 Base address:0x4000
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr ##:##:##:##:##:#2 
          inet6 addr: fe80::222:43ff:fe97:2b63/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18
===== iwconfig ===================================================================================================
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.
wlan0     Ralink STA  ESSID:"§§§§§§§§2"
          Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:1 Mb/s   
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality=10/100  Signal level:0 dBm  Noise level:-97 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
===== cat /etc/network/interfaces | grep -v "=''" ================================================================
--- /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
===== iwlist scanning ============================================================================================
No WLANs found
===== ndiswrapper -l =============================================================================================
No ndiswrapper module loaded
===== Active processes ===========================================================================================
wpa_supplicant:YES knetworkmanager:NO nm-applet:YES
===== ping tests =================================================================================================
Ping of 195.135.220.3 OK
Ping of www.suse.de OK
===== cat /etc/resolv | grep -i "nameserver" =====================================================================
nameserver 195.130.130.3
nameserver 195.130.131.3
===== cat /etc/hosts =============================================================================================
127.0.0.1   localhost
127.0.1.1   randy-laptop
===== route -n | egrep "(eth|ath|ra|wlan|dsl)" ===================================================================
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     1      0        0 eth0
169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     1000   0        0 eth0
0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
===== Actual date for bias of following greps ====================================================================
08:06:10 2010-10-15
===== grep -i radio /var/log/messages* | tail -n 5 ===============================================================
/var/log/messages:Oct 14 10:46:37 randy-laptop kernel: [ 3700.449191] rt28xx_close call RT28xxPciAsicRadioOff fail!
===== dmesg | grep -i radio | tail -n 5 ==========================================================================
===== tail -n 300 /var/log/messages* | /bin/grep -i firmware | tail -n 10 ========================================
Oct 15 07:30:44 randy-laptop kernel: [   12.367094] rt2860 0000:08:00.0: firmware: requesting rt2860.bin
Oct 10 12:26:47 randy-laptop kernel: [   25.771495] rt2860 0000:08:00.0: firmware: requesting rt2860.bin
===== egrep 'eth|ath|wlan|ra' /etc/udev/rules.d/*net_persistent* /etc/udev/rules.d/*persistent-net* ==============
/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules:SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="##:##:##:##:##:#1", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
==================================================================================================================
*** NWElizaStates V0.6.4-6
IF:eth0 IM:1 IF:wlan0 IM:2 DI:2 AP:0 FALON:1 NIC:1 cNiC:2:1 NI:2 cNI:2 NIW:wlan0-1 IP6:0 WLW:eth0 1 RTDT:debian
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Re: No internet after formatting partition

Postby randy_amendolara on Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:46 am

Hi, guys, done a lot of research and still nothing...
Done a lot of tests and everything seems to be okay(as far as i can tell) except this:

randy@randy-laptop ~ $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 No scan results

=> the no scan results is not good, but i can't find the sollution to this problem :s
please help me this is really pissing me off :p i'm really considering of buying a new laptop because of this(and this one is just 1year old so it's a waiste of money) :s
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