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Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:20 pm

Recently kicked Microsoft to the curb because of multiple fubar'd attempts and reattempts of salvaging my laptop. Linux mint is my new OS. I have amazing quality sound and graphics, but I'm dying to get on the internet.

My built in WiFi card is not instaled. and whenever I go into the hardware, and search for drivers that need instalation, and click "instal" for that driver. it only attempts to, and gives me a blank alert box and an "OK" button.

plus, even after that I'm afraid I wouldnt know how to set up Wifi. its so different than windows. Gotta learn terminal instead of msdos. So where could I find the wifi driver, thats all i realy want is to og on the internet.

I love Mint so far, the graphics surpas anything Vista could ever bring to the table
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby Acid_1 on Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:45 pm

I don't recall if the Mint repositories blocks non-free software. If it does, use
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and edit the lines that have
deb http:// ----etc. here
by removing the ## in front of them.
You can leave the ones that have 'deb-src', unless you are interested in the source. I just block them because source repositories just means more time for apt-get to parse. Anyhow, after that, run:
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sudo apt-get update

and then run mintWifi. That should detect it now, so install and enjoy.
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:28 am

I got past the first step, and as soon as i go on with
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sudo apt-get update
it abandons them. it runs through all of them, but each one of them it dosnt pass. cant remember what exactly it said. but at the end it told me to run apt-get update to fix the problems. but that didnt do crap. any other alternatives?
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby Acid_1 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:15 am

It should look something like this:

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deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty universe


of course it'll say Mint, etc. However, you'll note that there is no ## in front of them. If that doesn't work, try restarting. Yes, I know, Windows advice, but sometimes it just works, then do apt-get update.
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:49 am

i get the error in terminal: ** (gedit:8131): WARNING ** : Could not write gedit state filke: Failed to create file "/root/.gnome2/gedit-2.KJ06SU" : no such file or directpry
and I cant use my internet at all, wireless or ethernet. I dont know how to set it up. I have a wifi at my house, the information about it is:
IPv4 Connectivity: Internet
IPv6 Connectivity: Limited
Media State: Media
SSID: 2WIRE516
Connection-specific DSN Suffix: gateway.2wire.net
Physichal Address: 00-1C-10-61-22-A0
IP: 192.168.1.110
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
IPv4 Default, DHCP, DSN Server: 192.168.1.254

... translate into Linux?? I dont know hot to set up much of anything in linux. and its not like i havent tried finding it. I have, just nothign helps.
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby pluraldave on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:46 am

If you've got no internet the advice so far won't work. Open up a terminal and enter the following commands:

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lspci

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lsusb


Copy and paste (highlight and center click instead of ctrlc/ctrlv) the results into a text file so you can transfer them to a computer with an internet connection and post the results here.
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby Acid_1 on Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:52 am

You were plugged into a cat5 cable when you did the 'sudo apt-get update' right?
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:57 pm

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
walter@walter-laptop ~ $ lsusb
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 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub



and i just tried with the Cat5e cable
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 sudo apt-get update
. and it stil doesnt work.
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Fri May 01, 2009 12:04 pm

I have AT&T My WEP is 6898422591. When I hoop up to ethernet, it tries to work but cant because I have no idea what I'm doing.. so My MAC Addi is:00:1c:10:61:22:a0 ssid is 2WIRE576 IP is: 192.168.1.110 What else do I need to know inorder to set it up?? I feel so useless without a GUI like what Windows has. but windows is useless as far as dependability.
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby Husse on Fri May 01, 2009 5:25 pm

My standard answer for a post like your first post is
You have to tell us more facts.
The minimum is exactly which Mint you have - which version and which edition (main or any of the CEs)
We also need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (to avoid misunderstanding - the first character is a minor L and you copy by marking with the mouse and then right click)
Some wifi and possibly built in sound can be connected to USB even if they are internal - if you suspect you have one of these run " lsusb " in a terminal.
Also tell us if this is using mint4win or not, quite important
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Forget about the changes to sources.list above - change it to the default - not part of the solution
Now we've already got lscpi and lsusb and there I see that you have a bcm 4306
The Broadcom chips are a pain but it has been much easier to use them.
There are two options and one or both should work
Connect with a wired connection and open Hardware drivers in the menu - you should see an option for bcm4306 (or similar - should say something with Broadcom, bcm and/or 4306) - activate it and soon your wifi works
If you don't see the option or it don't work for you follow this how to
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD ... y_No-Fluff
It works for Intrepid/Felicia even if it says Feisty in the title and ndiswrapper (Windows wireless drivers) is already installed
So you don't do this
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
mkdir ~/bcm43xx; cd ~/bcm43xx
This is a long post and it was a while since I followed it to install my own 4312 so I may have missed some difficulty
Don't hesitate to ask for more help, but I really think the Hardware drivers should do it
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Fri May 01, 2009 10:08 pm

This is the only other thing that I can give you as far as information. I have Linux Mint 6, the Main Download on [link]http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php[/link]. With the Cat5E wired connection, there is no INternet Connection. There is no driver for either wire or wireless. I'll try to use ndiscutter with the ethernet cord in. but i doubt it will work. I'm reading the Forum you linked, and I'll see if anything works on it.
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walter@walter-laptop ~ $ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0f:1f:b8:ed:b1 
          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:11

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:470 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:470 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:31034 (31.0 KB)  TX bytes:31034 (31.0 KB)
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Sat May 02, 2009 12:13 am

Wireless is working, Thanks guys. I'm currently running mintUpdate and downloading level 1 and 2 updates. thanks for your help.
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby Husse on Sat May 02, 2009 6:18 am

I'm curious - which solution helped you get wireless?
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Re: Dell Latitude D600 wifi help

Postby walterm89 on Sat May 02, 2009 2:10 pm

idk. I did a little bit of each. I manualy instaled the drivers, I found some of them in the system files. I downloaded a driver I found. instaled it. but i still didnt have wireless. but then I tried it with the Cat5e hooked up. then I just got wireless. idk. but my ethernet didnt even work.
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