Can't enable wireless card

Asked by Sue Brennan on 2011-05-12

I have a HP Pavillion DV8000 with a Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card. Cannot enable the card (hardware switch does not work). Using Unbuntu version 8.04. Tried installing b43-fwcutter, but received the following message, "E: Couldn't find package b43-fwcutter".

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Hi,

Please first connect your wired network adapter to the wireless router using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable).

In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your wireless card, please follow this procedure:

Step 1:

If you are using the Gnome interface, open the Terminal console via "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

If you are using the Unity interface, the easiest way to open the Terminal is to use the 'search' function on the dash. Or you can click on the 'More Apps' button, click on the 'See more results' by the installed section, and find it in that list of applications. A third way, available after you click on the 'More Apps' button, is to go to the search bar, and see that the far right end of it says 'All Applications'. You then click on that, and you'll see the full list. Then you can go to Accessories > Terminal after that.

So the methods in Unity are:
Dash > Search for Terminal
Dash > More Apps > 'See More Results' > Terminal
Dash > More Apps > Accessories > Terminal

Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from the https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu website in Firefox into the Linux Terminal. Do NOT copy-paste from the Email message into the Terminal, as that will only copy PART of the command. The command STARTS with the word sudo and ENDS with the word lsmod. So please copy-paste the ENTIRE command below from Firefox into a Terminal, press <enter>, then enter password when sudo asks for password, then press enter again.

Tip: If you have a wheel mouse or 3 button mouse you do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press the wheel or middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|witch|wl'; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo lsmod

Step 3: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output) on this thread. The troubleshooters here need to see the full Terminal output from running the above command.

Regards,

Mark

Sue Brennan (sbrennan2762) said : #2

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  *-network:0
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:06:02.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: bus_master
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb
  *-network:1
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 6
       bus info: pci@0000:06:06.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 10
       serial: 00:0f:b0:fa:ed:bf
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.12 latency=128 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 module=8139too multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:14:a5:78:d7:49
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
bash: rfkill: command not found
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.04"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a36]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374]
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371]
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller [1002:4370] (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem [0703]: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller [1002:4378] (rev 02)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE) [1002:5955]
06:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
06:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller [104c:8031]
06:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:8032]
06:04.3 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller [104c:8033]
06:04.4 SD Host controller [0805]: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller [104c:8034]
06:06.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
H/W path Device Class Description
=========================================================
                               system Pavilion dv8000 (EP404UA#ABA)
/0 bus 309B
/0/0 memory 104KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technolog
/0/4/5 memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/4/0 memory 128KiB L1 cache
/0/4/1 memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/c memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/c/0 memory 256MiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/c/1 memory 256MiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/100 bridge RS480 Host Bridge
/0/100/1 bridge RS480 PCI Bridge
/0/100/1/5 display Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
/0/100/4 bridge RS480 PCI Bridge
/0/100/13 bus IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
/0/100/13.1 bus IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
/0/100/13.2 bus IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
/0/100/14 bus IXP SB400 SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.1 scsi0 storage IXP SB400 IDE Controller
/0/100/14.1/0 /dev/sda disk 80GB FUJITSU MHV2080A
/0/100/14.1/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 73GiB EXT3 volume
/0/100/14.1/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 1466MiB Extended partition
/0/100/14.1/0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 1466MiB Linux swap / Solaris parti
/0/100/14.1/1 /dev/cdrom disk DVDRW DVR-K16
/0/100/14.3 bridge IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
/0/100/14.4 bridge IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
/0/100/14.4/2 network BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g
/0/100/14.4/4 bridge PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
/0/100/14.4/4.2 bus OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Cont
/0/100/14.4/4.3 storage PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Cont
/0/100/14.4/4.4 system PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7
/0/100/14.4/6 eth0 network RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
/0/100/14.5 multimedia IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
/0/100/14.6 communication SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller
/0/101 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTranspo
/0/102 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
/0/103 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Control
/0/104 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneou
/1 power
/2 wlan0 network Wireless interface
Linux sbrennan-laptop 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at 000f7c70
[ 0.000000] ACPI: DMI detected: Hewlett-Packard
[ 8.299723] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 8.656017] ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... error, file /DSDT.aml not found.
[ 9.454947] ACPI: EC: non-query interrupt received, switching to interrupt mode
[ 9.521878] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 10 devices
[ 10.105047] Switched to high resolution mode on CPU 0
[ 10.343902] assign_interrupt_mode Found MSI capability
[ 10.698141] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 10.760728] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 12.664682] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 12.664706] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 12.677341] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 12.745338] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 12.745365] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 12.909088] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 12.909114] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 13.024923] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 13.024945] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 13.188621] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:06:02.0
[ 13.249105] eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xa000, 00:0f:b0:fa:ed:bf, IRQ 22
[ 13.249108] eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
[ 13.984510] Driver 'sd' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
[ 13.984695] sda:<4>Driver 'sr' needs updating - please use bus_type methods
[ 25.522860] piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.0: Found 0000:00:14.0 device
[ 25.630716] input: Lid Switch as /devices/virtual/input/input4
[ 25.630793] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 27.891492] Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:06:04.0 [103c:309b]
[ 28.226969] sdhci: SDHCI controller found at 0000:06:04.4 [104c:8034] (rev 0)
[ 29.034139] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
[ 29.045914] ALSA /build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-2.6.24/debian/build/build-generic/sound/alsa-driver/pci/ac97/ac97_codec.c:2160: MC'97 0 converters and GPIO not ready (0x1)
[ 31.467187] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 33.818495] No dock devices found.
[ 34.174040] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-32 processors (1 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 34.918445] apm: BIOS not found.
[ 36.209993] eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
[ 36.291375] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input9
[ 36.416738] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 36.416824] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 85.581129] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input10
[ 85.650228] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 85.650242] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 93.743033] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input11
[ 93.827090] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 93.827104] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 105.319796] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 156.743028] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input12
[ 156.804114] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 156.804128] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 180.279531] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input13
[ 180.355908] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 180.355922] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 225.052168] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input14
[ 225.117821] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 225.117834] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 247.193326] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input15
[ 247.258939] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 247.258953] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 255.104949] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input16
[ 255.166349] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 255.166363] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 275.191934] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input17
[ 275.252843] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 275.252857] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 281.580094] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input18
[ 281.641625] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 281.641639] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 297.328669] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input19
[ 297.394032] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 297.394046] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 153.525765] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input20
[ 153.590172] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 153.590180] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 326.000098] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input21
[ 326.061714] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 326.061728] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 332.384971] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input22
[ 332.446271] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 332.446284] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 484.624793] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input23
[ 484.685765] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 484.685780] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
[ 490.973873] input: b43-phy0 as /devices/virtual/input/input24
[ 491.034835] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 491.034849] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 4).
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access Point: Not-Associated
          Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
          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

cat: /etc/modprobe.d/arch: Is a directory
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
09: PCI 606.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.296]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10ec_8139
  Unique ID: rBUF.B7Hk3YwZ744
  Parent ID: qscc.hTSZxA6Z5F6
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:06:06.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:06:06.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Hewlett-Packard Company RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8139 "RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x309b
  Revision: 0x10
  Driver: "8139too"
  Driver Modules: "8139too"
  Device File: eth0
  I/O Ports: 0xa000-0xafff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xc020a400-0xc020a4ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 22 (13265 events)
  HW Address: 00:0f:b0:fa:ed:bf
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008139sv0000103Csd0000309Bbc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: 8139too is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139too"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: 8139cp is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139cp"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #22 (PCI bridge)

14: PCI 602.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.296]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4318
  Unique ID: 2i_g.+HoqxypXtRE
  Parent ID: qscc.hTSZxA6Z5F6
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.4/0000:06:02.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:06:02.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4318 "BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x1355
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Memory Range: 0xc0204000-0xc0205fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 19 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004318sv0000103Csd00001355bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: bcm43xx is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe bcm43xx"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #22 (PCI bridge)
cat: /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state: No such file or directory
Module Size Used by
ipv6 267780 8
af_packet 23812 2
radeon 124192 2
drm 82580 3 radeon
rfkill_input 5504 0
ppdev 10372 0
powernow_k8 16704 0
cpufreq_stats 7104 0
cpufreq_ondemand 9740 1
freq_table 5536 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_userspace 5284 0
cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
container 5632 0
dock 11280 0
sbs 15112 0
sbshc 7680 1 sbs
iptable_filter 3840 0
ip_tables 14820 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 16132 1 ip_tables
sbp2 24072 0
parport_pc 36260 0
lp 12324 0
parport 37832 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 13120 0
pcmcia 40876 0
arc4 2944 2
ecb 4480 2
blkcipher 8324 1 ecb
snd_atiixp 21388 3
snd_seq_dummy 4868 0
serio_raw 7940 0
snd_seq_oss 35584 0
snd_seq_midi 9376 0
evdev 13056 23
b43 115104 0
psmouse 40336 0
snd_rawmidi 25760 1 snd_seq_midi
rfkill 8592 18 rfkill_input,b43
snd_atiixp_modem 17544 0
snd_ac97_codec 101028 2 snd_atiixp,snd_atiixp_modem
snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
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ati_agp 9996 0
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ext3 136712 1
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sg 36880 0
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atiixp 5648 0 [permanent]
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fuse 50580 3

Hi,

Please first connect your network card to the wireless router using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable).

The error "b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found or load failed" should mean that b43-fwcutter is not installed yet on your pc. And that means that the Broadcom firmware for your wireless card is not loaded or installed yet.

Please proceed with the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter

b43-fwcutter exists in the Ubuntu repositories, but you will need a working wired Internet connection in Ubuntu in order to locate it and install it.

The only way to do that - in your case - is to connect the pc to the wireless router using a LAN cable, instead of using wireless.

After installing b43-fwcutter, REBOOT and then retest wireless.

Regards,

Mark

Sue Brennan (sbrennan2762) said : #4

It appears to have worked. I have connected via wireless even though I needed to connect manually, but it is certainly better than where I was before. Thanks for your help.