Feedback on the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11

Asked by Anthony on 2011-06-02

I just bought a Lenovo Thinkpad edge 11 and tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 on it. There is a problem with the Wifi which does not work. After some investigations, it appears that my machine has a different wifi controller than others.

As mentionned in the Ubuntu certification page on the Lenovo edge 11 (and in several forums), the Wifi Controller should be: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

Or, on my machine, the wifi controller is described as follow in Windows: 2x2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adaptater.

You can find details on this controller here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-75618.html

Apparently, there is no linux driver for this controller.

Do you know if it's planned to have this material supported soon?

Many thanks in advance for your help,

Regards,

Anthony

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Hi Anthony,

To make sure you definitely have a different card, can you run 'lspci' from a terminal in Ubuntu? The info given from Windows may be ambiguous.

Anthony (anthony-besson) said : #2

Hi Brendan,

thanks for your quick response. Here it is:

anthony@anthony-ThinkPad-Edge:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI
bridge (int gfx)

00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCIE port 0)

00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCIE port 1)

00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA
Controller [AHCI mode]

00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0
Controller

00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI
Controller

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0
Controller

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI
Controller

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host
controller (rev 40)

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
HyperTransport Configuration

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
Address Map

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM
Controller

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
Miscellaneous Control

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link
Control

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility
Radeon HD 4200]

01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD
4200]

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B
PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)

*08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 0576 (rev 01)*

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Anthony (anthony-besson) said : #3

Hi Brendan,

thanks for your quick response. Here it is:

anthony@anthony-ThinkPad-Edge:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)

00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)

00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)

00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller

00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]

01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200]

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)

08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 0576 (rev 01)

Anthony

Hi Anthony,

Yeah, your one has Broadcom WiFi. Unfortunately I don't know if or when it will be made to work with Ubuntu.

Victor Tuson Palau (vtuson) said : #5

have you tried running the additional drivers utility, I know there is a broadcom driver there, but not sure is for your device

Anthony (anthony-besson) said : #6

Thanks Brendan.

Hi Victor, Thanks for helping. I ve tried several stuff such as installing a more recent kernel and also a package with several wifi drivers in it. But I can't remember the name of it.

I guess I should try ndiswrapper.... that will remind me old souvenirs hahahaha.

Thanks for your help anyway if you have any tips to give. If I find a solution, I ll let you know.

Regards,

Anthony

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