Netbook support wireless and sound

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Netbook support wireless and sound

Post by lotech »

I am from the Ubuntu world and feel quite at home with LMDE, there are some rough edge but not causing me too much of trouble, actually I feel LMDE in overall better than any of the *buntu release I tried so far, but there are few things I need to sort out before I can give it 5 stars. The most important one is the wireless support on netbook, I am using a Lenovo S10-3s netbook, it worked fine with previous version of Ubuntu, all build in hardware supported, but both wireless and bluetooth failed to work on the current Maverick beta, also the LMDE, the netbook is using BroadCom chips set. I noticed that the function key to turn on wireless is disabled, I can't recall if it worked before on Ubuntu, but it surely works on Windows, so I suppose this may be a keyboard layout support problem on netbook.

The other problem is on the sound card, I can get audio from both internal and external speaker at the same time, internal speaker should be muted when plugged in, also, whenever there is a sudden high volume, the sound will muted by itself never come back, but I don't have this problem with Windows, this is very strange and unlikely a hardware problem to me.

The good thing is that, like Ubuntu, LMDE suppors USB internet sharing out of the box, so that I can post this with my Android phone, but I still want my wireless and bluetooth work, anyone can help ?
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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Then minus one star for forum friendly-ness, my post supposed to be 'friendly' and I'm not actually 'complain' about the OS, I would be very much appreciate if someone can pop up a solution to me, and I will not have bad feeling if there is none.
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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Hi lotech
I am using lmde on acer aspire one. Bluetooth and wireless worked out the box, and i can say it is absolutely awesome.

Now i cant vouch i will give solution but could you post what " lspci -v " gives this will help to list what the wireless chip and make will be.

And i am sure someone on this forum will know a work around.

PS have you tried NDIS wrapper? you can use the windows inf driver of your card and it should work.

Sorry cant help more as i dont have same netbook as you.

Good luck.
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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hi sorry i looked at my previous post and realized i forgot to say that lspci -v should be done in a terminal.

Just in case.
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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Thanks, that's what I got :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3907
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3908
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
Memory at f0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
I/O ports at 18d0
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)
Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3908
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at f0380000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 390a
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at f0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: f0100000-f01fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000040000000-00000000401fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: f0200000-f02fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000040200000-00000000403fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 390f
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at 1820
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3910
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 1840
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3911
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 1860
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3912
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 1880
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3913
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at f0604000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=11, subordinate=11, sec-latency=32
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3915
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3917
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 26
I/O ports at 18e8 [size=8]
I/O ports at 18dc [size=4]
I/O ports at 18e0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 18d8 [size=4]
I/O ports at 18c0 [size=16]
Memory at f0604400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3918
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 18a0 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57790 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 38d3
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
Memory at f0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: tg3

07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device 0510
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at f0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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Just saw your question sometimes it takes awhile till someone finds things not sure about sound. I will say the best way to grt your broadcom chip working in LMDE is to go to the debian wiki on wirless and follow the directions there exactly as written and you will be using squeeze. sound is possibly something in your configuration but since mine worked perfect not sure what you would need to play with sorry iwasn't more help. EDIT i did se in another thread where some tried for like 30 hours trying to get wireless working without doing it the debian way aparently it is the only way to get it working.
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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Sure I will look around for solution, this is my 2nd day with LMDE, actually I am switching between distros trying to find one that most suit my needs,
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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After searching around I finally manage to setup the wireless by installing the correct driver, what's left is the bluetooth....
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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Hi Iotech,

I don't see your bluetooth device in the lspci command, so it's probably a usb device, could you post the result of the lsusb command.
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Re: Netbook support wireless and sound

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Here it is :

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 002: ID 093a:2500 Pixart Imaging, Inc. USB Optical Mouse
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 006: ID 0bb4:0ffe High Tech Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b1b8 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

My netbook has build in bluetooth not USB, it worked out of the box on previous version of Ubuntu 10.04, but not detected on the current beta, wireless also gone.
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