I can't turn Wi Fi on/off on Inspiron 1520

Asked by acron1 on 2011-10-29

Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources
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Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex
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Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex
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Hit http://security.ubuntu.com oneiric-security/main TranslationIndex
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Reading package lists... Done
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grep is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libhal1 libhd16
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  hwinfo libhal1 libhd16
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  *-network
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:17 memory:fe8fc000-fe8fffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth1
       version: 02
       serial: 00:1d:09:a7:99:73
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.20 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:17 memory:fe5fe000-fe5fffff
0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller [8086:2828] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 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 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
==========================================================
                                   system Inspiron 1520 ()
/0 bus 0KY767
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/400 processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5
/0/400/700 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/400/701 memory 2MiB L2 cache
/0/1000 memory 2GiB System Memory
/0/1000/0 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz
/0/1000/1 memory 1GiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 667 MHz
/0/100 bridge Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory C
/0/100/2 display Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Gra
/0/100/2.1 display Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Gra
/0/100/1a bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1a.1 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1a.7 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Co
/0/100/1b multimedia 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Con
/0/100/1c bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
/0/100/1c.1 bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
/0/100/1c.1/0 network BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
/0/100/1c.3 bridge 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
/0/100/1d bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Con
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Co
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/0 eth1 network BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
/0/100/1e/1 bus R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
/0/100/1e/1.1 generic R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host
/0/100/1e/1.2 generic R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adap
/0/100/1e/1.3 generic xD-Picture Card Controller
/0/100/1f bridge 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Co
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD+-RW TS-L632H
/0/100/1f.2 scsi2 storage 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 320GB TOSHIBA MK3252GS
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 296GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 2038MiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 2038MiB Linux swap / Solaris part
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Contro
/1 power DELL GK4797B
Linux stevep-Inspiron-1520 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.000000] Found optimal setting for mtrr clean up
[ 0.000000] No NUMA configuration found
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.221420] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.221425] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.273537] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.273552] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.273596] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.280135] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.283436] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.283512] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #1
[ 0.318528] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.385888] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.386329] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.410445] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.868169] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.888280] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.888696] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.889059] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.889400] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.889740] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.890093] hub 7-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.913512] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 2.512336] sdhci-pci 0000:03:01.1: SDHCI controller found [1180:0822] (rev 22)
[ 2.513506] mmc0: no vmmc regulator found
[ 13.775935] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 14.626194] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 14.646520] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 14.646531] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 14.649204] eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21
[ 14.676375] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 14.696085] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x11, vendor 0x4243)
[ 14.696103] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 14.696118] ssb: Core 2 found: USB 1.1 Host (cc 0x817, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 14.696133] ssb: Core 3 found: PCI-E (cc 0x820, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 14.754558] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:0c:00.0
[ 14.772108] ssb: Core 0 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 14.772119] ssb: Core 1 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 14.772128] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 14.820531] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:03:00.0
[ 14.842846] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:1d:09:a7:99:73
[ 14.948654] type=1400 audit(1319848800.533:10): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" name="/usr/lib/telepathy/mission-control-5" pid=750 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 14.949115] type=1400 audit(1319848800.533:11): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" name="/usr/lib/telepathy/telepathy-*" pid=750 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 14.999011] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x50
[ 15.253093] [Firmware Bug]: Duplicate ACPI video bus devices for the same VGA controller, please try module parameter "video.allow_duplicates=1"if the current driver doesn't work.
[ 15.281554] udevd[358]: renamed network interface eth0 to eth1
[ 15.292980] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 16.376762] input: HDA Intel Mic at Ext Left Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input7
[ 16.377019] input: HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Left Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 18.804234] b44 ssb1:0: eth1: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 18.804247] b44 ssb1:0: eth1: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
[ 18.805027] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
[ 29.680023] eth1: no IPv6 routers present
 Release Date: 11/05/2007
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: Inspiron 1520
 Serial Number: 9BC34F1
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: 0KY767
 Serial Number: .9BC34F1.CN486437AN2288.
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Serial Number: 9BC34F1
 Manufacturer: Intel
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: 7F7F7F0B00000000
 Serial Number: 8D76F013
 Manufacturer: 7F7F7F0B00000000
 Serial Number: DED6F01A
 Manufacturer: Samsung SDI
 SBDS Serial Number: 7856
 SBDS Manufacture Date: 2007-11-02
lo no wireless extensions.

eth1 no wireless extensions.

install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
# Warning: This file is autogenerated by bcmwl. All changes to this file will be lost.
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist brcm80211
install wl modprobe -r b43 b44 b43legacy ssb; modprobe --ignore-install wl ; modprobe --ignore-install b44
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
WimaxEnabled=true
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 3870: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
27: PCI c00.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: zb5c.AUabv0M9SM3
  Parent ID: qTvu.HImHAakZdI6
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:0c:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:0c:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4311 "BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0007 "Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card"
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Memory Range: 0xfe8fc000-0xfe8fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (13369 events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004311sv00001028sd00000007bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: wl is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #16 (PCI bridge)

28: PCI 300.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: JNkJ.DyZpBwGvIn5
  Parent ID: 6NW+.5nvCr7YV8cA
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:03:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x170c "BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x01f1
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b44"
  Driver Modules: "ssb", "b44"
  Device File: eth1
  Memory Range: 0xfe5fe000-0xfe5fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (13369 events)
  HW Address: 00:1d:09:a7:99:73
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d0000170Csv00001028sd000001F1bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: b44 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe b44"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #22 (PCI bridge)
Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See http://procps.sf.net/faq.html
root 582 0.0 0.2 105236 5092 ? Ssl 20:39 0:00 NetworkManager
root 1383 0.0 0.0 7128 1536 ? S 20:40 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/dhclient-eth1.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-3d550eed-0546-4e04-b4c2-abba0b43da21-eth1.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth1.conf eth1
stevep 3882 0.0 0.0 13448 880 pts/0 S+ 20:43 0:00 egrep --color=auto icd|etwork
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 36962 0
ppdev 17113 0
bnep 18436 2
rfcomm 47946 0
bluetooth 166112 10 bnep,rfcomm
joydev 17693 0
snd_hda_codec_idt 70553 1
dell_wmi 12681 0
sparse_keymap 13890 1 dell_wmi
b44 36315 0
dell_laptop 13831 0
dcdbas 14490 1 dell_laptop
psmouse 73882 0
serio_raw 13166 0
ssb 52752 1 b44
wl 2568210 0
r852 18277 0
sm_common 16865 1 r852
nand 54966 2 r852,sm_common
nand_ids 12723 1 nand
nand_bch 13147 1 nand
bch 22061 1 nand_bch
nand_ecc 13230 1 nand
mtd 33181 2 sm_common,nand
snd_hda_intel 33390 2
snd_hda_codec 104802 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13668 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96755 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
lib80211 14991 1 wl
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_rawmidi 30547 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61896 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
i915 566711 3
snd_timer 29991 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
binfmt_misc 17540 1
snd_seq_device 14540 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 68266 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm_kms_helper 42558 1 i915
drm 236330 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
wmi 19256 1 dell_wmi
soundcore 12680 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_algo_bit 13423 1 i915
video 19412 1 i915
lp 17799 0
parport 46562 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
firewire_ohci 40722 0
sdhci_pci 14032 0
firewire_core 63626 1 firewire_ohci
sdhci 32166 1 sdhci_pci
crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
stevep@stevep-Inspiron-1520:~$

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Ubuntu b43-fwcutter Edit question
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Last query:
2011-10-29
Last reply:
2011-10-29
Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

The b43 driver (present by default) supports your 4311 chip, but it is being suppressed by the Broadcom STA driver (wl), which has had problems reported since 11.04. The b43 driver also needs you to add the firmware for the chip, which is available in either of two packages.
1) Deactivate the Broadcom STA driver.
2)Check that the exact line "blacklist b43" is not present in any file in /etc/modprobe.d
3)From a wired connection, add the Broadcom firmware by installing the package b43-fwcutter, and accept the offer to download the Broadcom files.
Note, you can even use the open source firmware by installing the package firmware-b43-installer, but unfortunately in 11.10, that will add a minute to your shutdown (bug filed).
The wireless should start working, reboot if not.

For everyone's convenience, the bug filed by Ubfan for the b43 firmware is bug 879120. (Thx Ubfan!)

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