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mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:38 pm

This brand new laptop has built-in wireless. In Windows I can connect wirelessly without a problem, but Mint 8 doesn't see the signal and doesn't seem to be using the built in wireless device (the light isn't flashing). What do I have to do to get it to work? Is it possible that it doesn't work because I'm booting from a CD? The wired internet works just fine.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby remoulder on Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:01 pm

Can you give us more details of the wireless hardware. It's possible if it's brand new that Mint won't have built in drivers for it and you would have to use the windows ones via the Windows Wireless Drivers in the menu.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:10 pm

Ok, I'm not sure if this is what you meant or what this stuff means, but this is what it says in the specifications regarding the wireless:

WLAN1, 3: Acer InviLink™ Nplify™2 802.11b/g/Draft-N WiFi CERTIFIED® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
WLAN1, 3: Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g WiFi CERTIFIED® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby JAHGoVeg on Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:18 am

Unchartedstar,
thats good info regarding your wireless also i think he woud also like your laptop specifications for instance mine would be

Acer Aspire Timeline 581TZ-4657

and also it would help to tell us what version of linux mint you are running. mine would be

Linux Mint 8 "Helena" Main Edition

also think about posting in wireless
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby DaveInFlag on Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:18 am

unchartedstarr wrote:This brand new laptop has built-in wireless. In Windows I can connect wirelessly without a problem, but Mint 8 doesn't see the signal and doesn't seem to be using the built in wireless device (the light isn't flashing). What do I have to do to get it to work?

As Mike suggests, it appears that the driver for the wireless card isn't loaded. Although I haven't used it, the Ndiswrapper under Menu/Administration/Windows Wireless Drivers would be advisable.

unchartedstarr wrote:Is it possible that it doesn't work because I'm booting from a CD?

I can't say "No" with any degree of certainty, but I didn't have any problem using wireless with Mint-8 live from a USB stick.

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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:53 am

JAHGoVeg wrote:Unchartedstar,
thats good info regarding your wireless also i think he woud also like your laptop specifications


My laptop is an Acer Apsire 5532-5535 and I'm using Mint 8.

DaveInFlag wrote:As Mike suggests, it appears that the driver for the wireless card isn't loaded. Although I haven't used it, the Ndiswrapper under Menu/Administration/Windows Wireless Drivers would be advisable.


I opened up Windows Wireless Drivers and there are none installed, and the "Install New Driver" option just asks me to find a file I already have. What do I have to do to get the right driver installed?
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby remoulder on Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:48 pm

DaveInFlag wrote:Install New Driver" option just asks me to find a file I already have. What do I have to do to get the right driver installed?


Don't understand what you mean about a file you already have. The dialog is asking you to find the .inf file for your network card from the driver CD, so you will have to put the Windows driver CD for your wireless in the drive and in the Install New Driver dialog, navigate to the folder on that CD that holds the right driver. Hopefully the folder will be called something meaningful like wireless or something? If you're not sure you can look in Windows Device Manager which driver Windows has loaded for your card and try to find the corresponding name on the CD. Don't use this myself, so not fully conversant with it.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:08 pm

mikeyb wrote:you will have to put the Windows driver CD for your wireless in the drive.


I don't have any Windows driver CD, the laptop didn't come with any CDs at all.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby remoulder on Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:35 pm

unchartedstarr wrote:the laptop didn't come with any CDs at al


The lengths manufacturers will go to save a few cents! Ok, you will either have to download the driver from the web, the manufacturers website is usually a good place to look, or copy the relevant files from the Windows installation onto a usb stick . There may be a folder on your C: drive some place that contains all the Windows drivers, eg. c:\acer\drivers? I had a quick look on the web and found this download link for acer.co.uk, and there seems to be more than 1 wireless lan chipset in use on the 5532-5535 so you need to make sure you get the right one. Again look in windows device manager properties for the wlan card to see which driver it's using.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby rippedcb on Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:03 pm

what you should do first is run lsusb and lspci to see if your hardware is recognized by the OS and it will also give you the details of your hardware.. then u can worry about how and which driver to find and install..

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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:30 pm

rippedcb wrote:what you should do first is run lsusb and lspci to see if your hardware is recognized by the OS and it will also give you the details of your hardware.. then u can worry about how and which driver to find and install..

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ok, i did lspci and it found this, which i think is it:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4357 (rev 01)

No clue where to go from here, though!
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby remoulder on Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:40 pm

unchartedstar, in order for us to help you we're going to need to know which wireless chipset you have. As rippedcb said, open a terminal and enter

lspci -vvnn<enter> and post the last 20-30 lines here, they should say something about Network cards, also

lsusb<enter> and post the entire out here
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:05 pm

mikeyb wrote:unchartedstar, in order for us to help you we're going to need to know which wireless chipset you have. As rippedcb said, open a terminal and enter

lspci -vvnn<enter> and post the last 20-30 lines here, they should say something about Network cards, also

lsusb<enter> and post the entire out here


02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4357] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e021]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 4
Region 0: Memory at d1100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Attansic Technology Corp. Atheros AR8132 / L1c Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [1969:1062] (rev c0)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:028d]
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 28
Region 0: Memory at d1000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Region 2: I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: atl1c
Kernel modules: atl1c


Bus 002 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 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1100 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby remoulder on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:15 pm

Unfortunately that hasn't helped a great deal as I'm unsure whether the Broadcom device is your wireless adapter or something else. You're sure you don't have any driver CD, it might be labelled Acer...? Will have to try searching for a driver, can you tell me the name and model, which country it was bought in and what version of Windows it has.

It's probably also worth entering dmesg in a terminal and posting the output here.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:22 pm

mikeyb wrote:Unfortunately that hasn't helped a great deal as I'm unsure whether the Broadcom device is your wireless adapter or something else. You're sure you don't have any driver CD, it might be labelled Acer...? Will have to try searching for a driver, can you tell me the name and model, which country it was bought in and what version of Windows it has.

It's probably also worth entering dmesg in a terminal and posting the output here.


Yeah, the laptop didn't come with any CDs at all. It's an Acer Aspire 5532, bought in the USA, has Windows 7.

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[ 4.423666] brd: module loaded
[ 4.424241] loop: module loaded
[ 4.424332] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input4
[ 4.424409] ahci 0000:00:11.0: version 3.0
[ 4.424459] alloc irq_desc for 22 on node -1
[ 4.424462] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 4.424470] ahci 0000:00:11.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
[ 4.424516] alloc irq_desc for 27 on node -1
[ 4.424518] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 4.424530] ahci 0000:00:11.0: irq 27 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 4.424735] ahci 0000:00:11.0: AHCI 0001.0100 32 slots 6 ports 3 Gbps 0x3f impl SATA mode
[ 4.424739] ahci 0000:00:11.0: flags: 64bit ncq sntf ilck pm led clo pmp pio slum part
[ 4.425880] scsi0 : ahci
[ 4.426047] scsi1 : ahci
[ 4.426144] scsi2 : ahci
[ 4.426235] scsi3 : ahci
[ 4.426328] scsi4 : ahci
[ 4.426440] scsi5 : ahci
[ 4.426658] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xd2306000 port 0xd2306100 irq 27
[ 4.426663] ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xd2306000 port 0xd2306180 irq 27
[ 4.426668] ata3: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xd2306000 port 0xd2306200 irq 27
[ 4.426672] ata4: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xd2306000 port 0xd2306280 irq 27
[ 4.426677] ata5: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xd2306000 port 0xd2306300 irq 27
[ 4.426682] ata6: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m1024@0xd2306000 port 0xd2306380 irq 27
[ 4.427718] Fixed MDIO Bus: probed
[ 4.427763] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
[ 4.427900] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[ 4.427961] ehci_hcd 0000:00:12.2: PCI INT B -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 4.427979] ehci_hcd 0000:00:12.2: setting latency timer to 64
[ 4.427984] ehci_hcd 0000:00:12.2: EHCI Host Controller
[ 4.428079] ehci_hcd 0000:00:12.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[ 4.428160] ehci_hcd 0000:00:12.2: debug port 1
[ 4.428180] ehci_hcd 0000:00:12.2: irq 17, io mem 0xd2306400
[ 4.440055] ehci_hcd 0000:00:12.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
[ 4.440157] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.440200] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.440212] hub 1-0:1.0: 6 ports detected
[ 4.440326] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[ 4.440379] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 4.440393] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 4.440397] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.0: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.440431] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
[ 4.440501] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.0: irq 16, io mem 0xd2305000
[ 4.500115] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.500149] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.500194] hub 2-0:1.0: 3 ports detected
[ 4.500250] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.1: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 4.500262] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.1: setting latency timer to 64
[ 4.500266] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.1: OHCI Host Controller
[ 4.500301] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[ 4.500367] ohci_hcd 0000:00:12.1: irq 16, io mem 0xd2304000
[ 4.560253] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.560283] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.560337] hub 3-0:1.0: 3 ports detected
[ 4.560400] uhci_hcd: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
[ 4.560501] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:MSS0] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
[ 4.582036] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[ 4.582061] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 4.582127] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 4.582283] rtc_cmos 00:04: RTC can wake from S4
[ 4.582327] rtc_cmos 00:04: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
[ 4.582392] rtc0: alarms up to one day, 114 bytes nvram, hpet irqs
[ 4.582514] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
[ 4.582662] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.15.0-ioctl (2009-04-01) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[ 4.583353] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.0 loaded
[ 4.583356] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 4.583557] EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa.0
[ 4.583599] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 1
[ 4.583602] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 2
[ 4.583605] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 3
[ 4.583607] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 4
[ 4.583610] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 5
[ 4.583612] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 6
[ 4.583615] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 7
[ 4.583617] Cannot allocate resource for EISA slot 8
[ 4.583620] EISA: Detected 0 cards.
[ 4.583670] cpuidle: using governor ladder
[ 4.583673] cpuidle: using governor menu
[ 4.584286] TCP cubic registered
[ 4.584501] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 4.585025] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[ 4.585388] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 4.585408] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.13
[ 4.585410] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
[ 4.585414] Bluetooth: SCO (Voice Link) ver 0.6
[ 4.585416] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
[ 4.585482] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
[ 4.585485] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
[ 4.585488] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
[ 4.585503] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Athlon(tm) Processor TF-20 processors (1 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 4.585548] powernow-k8: 0 : fid 0x8 (1600 MHz), vid 0x14
[ 4.585552] powernow-k8: 1 : fid 0x0 (800 MHz), vid 0x16
[ 4.585598] Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
[ 4.585677] PM: Resume from disk failed.
[ 4.585692] registered taskstats version 1
[ 4.585820] Magic number: 10:280:335
[ 4.585850] tty tty56: hash matches
[ 4.585975] rtc_cmos 00:04: setting system clock to 2010-01-06 15:19:41 UTC (1262791181)
[ 4.585979] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 4.585981] EDD information not available.
[ 4.599188] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input5
[ 4.748085] ata4: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 4.748120] ata5: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 4.748150] ata6: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 4.748204] ata2: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 4.752059] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 4.885970] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 4.912070] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
[ 4.912099] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
[ 4.925466] ata3.00: ATAPI: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S, FX20, max UDMA/100, ATAPI AN
[ 4.940370] ata3.00: configured for UDMA/100
[ 5.245895] ata1.00: ATA-8: WDC WD1600BEVT-22ZCT0, 11.01A11, max UDMA/133
[ 5.245899] ata1.00: 312581808 sectors, multi 16: LBA48 NCQ (depth 31/32)
[ 5.247292] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133
[ 6.324177] ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT1] (battery present)
[ 6.324430] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access ATA WDC WD1600BEVT-2 11.0 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 6.324569] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[ 6.324615] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 312581808 512-byte logical blocks: (160 GB/149 GiB)
[ 6.324665] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 6.324669] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
[ 6.324695] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 6.324835] sda:
[ 6.326028] scsi 2:0:0:0: CD-ROM Optiarc DVD RW AD-7580S FX20 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 6.328935] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 62x/62x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
[ 6.328939] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[ 6.329036] sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
[ 6.329085] sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
[ 6.360617] sda1 sda2 sda3
[ 6.360880] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
[ 6.360899] Freeing unused kernel memory: 540k freed
[ 6.361405] Write protecting the kernel text: 4568k
[ 6.361444] Write protecting the kernel read-only data: 1836k
[ 6.686744] Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[ 6.757750] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[ 6.780985] [drm] radeon default to kernel modesetting DISABLED.
[ 6.781470] alloc irq_desc for 18 on node -1
[ 6.781473] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 6.781482] pci 0000:01:05.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
[ 6.781488] pci 0000:01:05.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 6.781627] [drm] Initialized radeon 1.31.0 20080528 for 0000:01:05.0 on minor 0
[ 6.788726] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
[ 6.788914] scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 6.789042] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 6.789046] USB Mass Storage support registered.
[ 6.790093] usb-storage: device found at 2
[ 6.790096] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 7.172266] acpi device:04: registered as cooling_device1
[ 7.172430] input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/device:01/device:02/input/input6
[ 7.172482] ACPI: Video Device [VGA] (multi-head: yes rom: no post: no)
[ 7.684211] xor: automatically using best checksumming function: pIII_sse
[ 7.704049] pIII_sse : 4833.000 MB/sec
[ 7.704053] xor: using function: pIII_sse (4833.000 MB/sec)
[ 7.707775] device-mapper: dm-raid45: initialized v0.2594b
[ 9.460248] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
[ 9.497545] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
[ 9.645022] aufs 2-standalone.tree-30-20090727
[ 9.731211] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
[ 11.789398] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 11.789879] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access WD 6400AAC External 1.75 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
[ 11.790346] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[ 11.792358] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 1250263728 512-byte logical blocks: (640 GB/596 GiB)
[ 11.792852] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[ 11.792856] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
[ 11.792859] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 11.793976] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 11.793980] sdb: sdb1
[ 11.813857] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 11.813864] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk
[ 67.188667] udev: starting version 147
[ 70.928078] k8temp 0000:00:18.3: Temperature readouts might be wrong - check erratum #141
[ 71.464264] shpchp 0000:00:01.0: HPC vendor_id 1022 device_id 9602 ss_vid 0 ss_did 0
[ 71.464271] shpchp 0000:00:01.0: Cannot reserve MMIO region
[ 71.464302] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
[ 71.961754] atl1c 0000:08:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 71.961769] atl1c 0000:08:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 71.961820] atl1c 0000:08:00.0: PME# disabled
[ 71.961826] atl1c 0000:08:00.0: PME# disabled
[ 72.048994] atl1c 0000:08:00.0: version 1.0.0.1-NAPI
[ 72.291128] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.0, id: 0x1c0b1, caps: 0xd04711/0xa00000
[ 72.321625] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[ 72.365752] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input7
[ 72.429633] piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.0: SMBus Host Controller at 0xb00, revision 0
[ 72.566388] acer-wmi: Acer Laptop ACPI-WMI Extras
[ 72.644185] acer-wmi: Unable to detect available WMID devices
[ 74.710171] alloc irq_desc for 28 on node -1
[ 74.710176] alloc kstat_irqs on node -1
[ 74.710194] atl1c 0000:08:00.0: irq 28 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 74.710682] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 75.551579] HDA Intel 0000:00:14.2: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 75.551614] HDA Intel 0000:00:14.2: setting latency timer to 64
[ 75.993354] hda_codec: Unknown model for ALC272, trying auto-probe from BIOS...
[ 75.993872] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/input/input8
[ 85.482858] [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
[ 85.500255] [drm] Loading RS780/RS880 CP Microcode
[ 85.501376] [drm] Loading RS780/RS880 PFP Microcode
[ 85.516439] [drm] Resetting GPU
[ 85.516498] [drm] writeback test succeeded in 1 usecs
[ 93.894349] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 93.928224] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 162.500074] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -249960933 ns)
[ 396.786936] atl1c 0000:08:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
[ 396.787506] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 407.540088] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 1813.803996] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[ 1813.811042] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 1813.835505] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 1824.440590] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 1824.462278] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 1824.482941] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2264.643747] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 2264.661754] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 2264.692778] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:'IoRegisterPlugPlayNotification'
[ 2264.692790] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: ntoskrnl.exe:'IoUnregisterPlugPlayNotification'
[ 2264.692873] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateReceiveNetBufferLists'
[ 2264.692883] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferListPool'
[ 2264.692902] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterScatterGatherDma'
[ 2264.692917] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMAllocatePort'
[ 2264.692926] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisQueueIoWorkItem'
[ 2264.692936] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMFreePort'
[ 2264.692946] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMOidRequestComplete'
[ 2264.692956] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMNetPnPEvent'
[ 2264.692966] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateIoWorkItem'
[ 2264.692980] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeIoWorkItem'
[ 2264.692998] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetMiniportAttributes'
[ 2264.693009] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterMiniportDriver'
[ 2264.693019] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMPauseComplete'
[ 2264.693029] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterScatterGatherDma'
[ 2264.693039] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisOpenConfigurationEx'
[ 2264.693056] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisCancelTimerObject'
[ 2264.693065] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisSetTimerObject'
[ 2264.693076] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSynchronizeWithInterruptEx'
[ 2264.693086] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMDeregisterInterruptEx'
[ 2264.693097] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterInterruptEx'
[ 2264.693124] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMIndicateStatusEx'
[ 2264.693134] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeNetBufferList'
[ 2264.693144] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisGetSystemUpTimeEx'
[ 2264.693153] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMdl'
[ 2264.693168] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferAndNetBufferList'
[ 2264.693178] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisFreeMdl'
[ 2264.693188] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMResetComplete'
[ 2264.693198] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSendNetBufferListsComplete'
[ 2264.693208] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateNetBufferListPool'
[ 2264.693223] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver'
[ 2264.693233] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateTimerObject'
[ 2264.693245] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisAllocateMemoryWithTagPriority'
[ 2264.693256] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMGetBusData'
[ 2264.693266] ndiswrapper (import:242): unknown symbol: NDIS.SYS:'NdisMSetBusData'
[ 2264.693276] ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:206): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmwl6'
[ 2264.695081] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:108): couldn't load driver bcmwl6; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
[ 2264.695158] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper


There was more at the beginning but it's cut off.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby remoulder on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:47 pm

This is getting confusing! Someone appears to have attempted to install a Windows driver for the wireless, hence all the ndiswrapper lines. This seems to be attempting to load the driver bcmwl6 indicating a Broadcom chipset. This would tie in with the output from lspci. However various threads on the Aspire 5532 seem to be suggesting an Atheros chipset. Of course it's possible identically badged models could have different chipsets, especially of they're bought in different countries. At the moment I'm leaning towards Broadcom.

However we need to know what went on with the ndiswrapper. Can you look in Administration | Windows Wireless Drivers and tell me if it says there are any drivers loaded, and if so the name? Also look in Administration | Hardware Drivers.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:21 pm

mikeyb wrote:This is getting confusing! Someone appears to have attempted to install a Windows driver for the wireless, hence all the ndiswrapper lines. This seems to be attempting to load the driver bcmwl6 indicating a Broadcom chipset. This would tie in with the output from lspci. However various threads on the Aspire 5532 seem to be suggesting an Atheros chipset. Of course it's possible identically badged models could have different chipsets, especially of they're bought in different countries. At the moment I'm leaning towards Broadcom.

However we need to know what went on with the ndiswrapper. Can you look in Administration | Windows Wireless Drivers and tell me if it says there are any drivers loaded, and if so the name? Also look in Administration | Hardware Drivers.


Yeah, I tried installing the driver they had here: http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/service.do?L ... 2980211862 but it didn't work; said the hardware wasn't present, so I removed it from Windows Wireless Drivers. I also tried a driver I found on the Broadcom website that seemed similar, and it seemed a little more likely -- I got an error that said it couldn't tell if the hardware was present or not, but in the Windows Wireless Drivers list it said the hardware was present. However, there seemed to be nothing I could do to actually use the wireless. I'm feeling free to experiment because I'm booting from a CD so I can just reboot if I screw it up.


edit: Still can't get the light on the wireless button to turn on. I seem to remember that when I was working on this before Christmas I had somehow got that light to turn on, but I'm not sure how. Pressing the button, unfortunately, has no effect.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby pluraldave on Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:36 pm

Are you still using the liveCD? I've never had ndiswrapper get a broadcom chip working on the liveCD but if you install it works fine. Also the windows drivers are 32 or 64 bit specific - you need the one that corresponds to the version of Mint you are using.

I assume the chipset is 4357 and should therefore be supported by the Linux b43 driver. Does the Hardware drivers (Menu>Administration>Hardware Drivers) tool want to install b43?

Note: If you use b43 you must use WPA for network encryption. WEP connections just drop randomly. If you have a need to connect to WEP networks (that you do not have the authority to change) you'll need ndiswrapper but I believe it will drain your battery more quickly.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby unchartedstarr on Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:38 pm

pluraldave wrote:Are you still using the liveCD? I've never had ndiswrapper get a broadcom chip working on the liveCD but if you install it works fine.

hmm... I was worried about that... reluctant to install mint until I know I'm going to be able to get the wireless to work!

Does the Hardware drivers (Menu>Administration>Hardware Drivers) tool want to install b43?

Yes. I just installed that and now the light is on on the wireless button, but I still can't connect to the internet wirelessly.
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Re: mint doesn't see built in wireless

Postby thefuteng on Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:57 pm

Hi. I have this same problem but it would no allow me to activate b43. I was able to install the driver using windows wireless drivers installer but it still will not work. Can you help?
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