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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby lagagnon on Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:47 pm

ScottishGirl wrote:If someone will tell me what commands to enter in the terminal I will be delighted to post the results.

At long last! ;-)

inxi -N
ifconfig -a
route -n
ping -c4 www.uniserve.com

thanks!
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby ScottishGirl on Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:18 pm

THis is what came up:

stephanie-laptop stephanie # inxi -N
bash: inxi: command not found
stephanie-laptop stephanie # ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:5f:ad:c1
inet addr:192.168.1.64 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:44945 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:35232 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:55393935 (55.3 MB) TX bytes:4101444 (4.1 MB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:6f:98:be:75
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:607 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:188 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:17 Base address:0x4000 Memory:b0101000-b0101fff

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:100 (100.0 B) TX bytes:100 (100.0 B)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1a:43:9d:8c:47:fb
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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

stephanie-laptop stephanie # route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
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
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.254 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
stephanie-laptop stephanie # ping -c4 www.uniserve.com
PING www.uniserve.com (216.113.194.225) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from www.uniserve.com (216.113.194.225): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=184 ms
64 bytes from www.uniserve.com (216.113.194.225): icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=184 ms
64 bytes from www.uniserve.com (216.113.194.225): icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=184 ms
64 bytes from www.uniserve.com (216.113.194.225): icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=184 ms

--- www.uniserve.com ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3010ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 184.294/184.616/184.930/0.498 ms
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby RichardH on Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:16 pm

Well, S.G. thanks for hanging in there.

From what I see, your laptop doesn't have a wireless card, but seems to have 2 ethernet cards.

So to use wireless you'll need a PCMCIA wireless card. Not too expensive.
Probably an 802.11g Wireless LAN CardBus PCMCIA Adapter,
but maybe someone who knows more about the subject can offer better help.

saludos,
Richard.


stephanie-laptop stephanie # ifconfig -a

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:5f:ad:c1
inet addr:192.168.1.64 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:6f:98:be:75
Interrupt:17 Base address:0x4000 Memory:b0101000-b0101fff

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

["Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)" I found but I've never seen it before.
from here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6829534 Says it's for bluetooth?]
pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1a:43:9d:8c:47:fb
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby lexon on Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:07 pm

I would also think there is no wireless card. Here is what I see in my Acer Aspire six month old laptop.

lexon@lexon-laptop ~ $ inxi -N
Network: Card-1 Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver r8169
Card-2 Atheros AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter driver a

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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby ibm450 on Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:10 pm

she stated that she has wireless:

I don't know how to find my network information but here are some of my computer's specifications:

Intel Pentium Processor 735A
1.7 GHz.
1GB DDR2
802.11b/g wireless LAN

My computer is over four years old and I think that perhaps my b/g wireless LAN is now ancient by computer standards and this might explain my spluttering internet connectivity.


:?

Or get your self a "D-Link" usb wireless adapter from any pc shop (Austin computers, DickSmiths, ebay etc) around $30 - $40. my one, D-Link model #DWA-110 worked straight away after putting in the MAC address, found on the back of the adapter into the wireless Access Control section in my router.

I would advise to go down this path for a more secure Wireless network and specify that only certain Wireless PCs can connect to the Access Point into your MAC Filtering Table.

When enabled, all registered MAC addresses are controlled by the Access Rule.

I found that there was NO need to fiddle and geek about with this adaptor. :wink:
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby ScottishGirl on Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:32 pm

HI Guys :)

Somebody told me about these commands today:

stephanie@stephanie-laptop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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 002: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501USB Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
stephanie@stephanie-laptop ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 04)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
06:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
06:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
06:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby lagagnon on Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:11 pm

OK ScottishGirl, thanks for finally posting some data! I guess I was a bit confused becuse in your first post to this thread you said you were dropping from your ADSL - I assumed you meant a wired connection. Your wired connection appears to be working just fine and dandy from the ping stuff I see.

So from what I can gather it is your wireless that gives you grief. First of all please remove that USB wireless adapter AND the wired network connection - let us get the internal wireless working first. You have one fighting against the other at the moment. Remove the USB one and reboot your machine. Now go to Menu, Preferences, Network Connections, Wireless and try to set up your system there. Do a ping (see above) to check if it is working. If it does not work pleaes provide us with the following data:

lsmod
ifconfig -a
iwconfig
iwlist scan
ndiswrapper -l
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby ScottishGirl on Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:55 pm

Hi Lagagnon
I did as you said but I couldn't connect to the Internet wirelessly. I have had to connect the Ethernet cable again to my computer and modem.
Here is the information that you asked for:


stephanie@stephanie-laptop ~ $ lsmod
Module Size Used by
i915 38144 2
drm 86056 3 i915
af_packet 25728 4
binfmt_misc 16904 1
rfcomm 44432 0
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
bnep 20480 2
sco 18308 2
l2cap 30464 6 rfcomm,bnep
bluetooth 61924 6 rfcomm,bnep,sco,l2cap
ppdev 15620 0
acpi_cpufreq 15500 0
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
freq_table 12672 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
container 11520 0
sbs 19464 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
pci_slot 12552 0
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
parport_pc 39204 0
lp 17156 0
parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 18368 0
pcmcia 43052 0
led_class 12164 0
wmi 14504 0
evdev 17696 10
psmouse 45200 0
serio_raw 13444 0
pcspkr 10624 0
snd_hda_intel 381488 3
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 83204 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
video 25104 0
output 11008 1 video
ipw2200 151244 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
yenta_socket 31756 1
rsrc_nonstatic 19072 1 yenta_socket
ieee80211 38088 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 13572 1 ieee80211
snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
pcmcia_core 43412 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
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
battery 18436 0
ac 12292 0
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
button 14224 0
iTCO_wdt 18596 0
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
soundcore 15328 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
intel_agp 33724 1
agpgart 42184 3 drm,intel_agp
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
ext3 133384 1
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sr_mod 22212 0
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 42264 3
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sg 39732 0
ata_generic 12932 0
pata_acpi 12160 0
8139too 31616 0
ata_piix 24580 2
8139cp 27520 0
mii 13440 2 8139too,8139cp
libata 177312 3 ata_generic,pata_acpi,ata_piix
scsi_mod 155212 4 sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
dock 16656 1 libata
uhci_hcd 30736 0
ehci_hcd 43276 0
usbcore 148848 3 uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 3 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
stephanie@stephanie-laptop ~ $ ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:5f:ad:c1
inet addr:192.168.1.64 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:674 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:735 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:596419 (596.4 KB) TX bytes:118035 (118.0 KB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:6f:98:be:75
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:469 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:131 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:34425 (34.4 KB) TX bytes:32766 (32.7 KB)
Interrupt:17 Memory:b0101000-b0101fff

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7508 (7.5 KB) TX bytes:7508 (7.5 KB)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b6:60:8f:55:d1:fb
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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

stephanie@stephanie-laptop ~ $ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 unassociated ESSID:"BeBox"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:24:17:1A:A8:07
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
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.

stephanie@stephanie-laptop ~ $ iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:24:17:1A:A8:07
ESSID:"BeBox"
Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=100/100 Signal level=-16 dBm
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Extra: Last beacon: 232ms ago
Cell 02 - Address: BA:C8:54:88:9C:73
ESSID:"WASC-0016417310a0-PHILIPS"
Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
Mode:Ad-Hoc
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Quality=99/100 Signal level=-23 dBm
Extra: Last beacon: 164ms ago

pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

stephanie@stephanie-laptop ~ $ ndiswrapper -l
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby RichardH on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:30 am

Now this looks like wireless:

$ iwconfig
eth1 unassociated ESSID:"BeBox"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:24:17:1A:A8:07
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0

but seems to be misnamed as eth1
It happens from time to time.

Don't remember the steps to change the name, but someone will come along to help us find a way.
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby lagagnon on Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:48 am

ScottishGirl: from the data you provided above your internal wireless appears to be working fine. You have good signal strength, the right module (driver) loaded, etc. Try that for a while in various places around your home without the wired ethernet and without the USB wireless dongle. Does the system still drop out on you? If so, try turning off WPA encryption and see if that helps, then we can at least narrow it down to that,,,,
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby AK Dave on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:37 pm

RichardH wrote: You have made some very knowledgeable posts, so this surprises me.


Your post struck me as chiming in with a litany of your UN-resolved problems. It was not clear to me, and re-reading your post it still isn't clear to me, that your intent was to explain how you had problems and got help.

I'm sorry to have misunderstood.
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby AK Dave on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:44 pm

google: "RT2501USB jaunty"
Hits: nothing but bug reports
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Re: Goodbye Linux : (

Postby ter on Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:29 pm

Are you using a land line or wireless. If land line, sometimes the connections down the line are faulty. I've had it where that is the case, both XP and Linux would drop out. I called the
phone service for my line, and it was a faulty connection at a main junction. After repaired, all was fine.
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