can not enable wi-fi on older hp computer ze5620us

Asked by blenintosh on 2011-04-28

I am attempting to use Ubuntu 10.10 with an old Windows XP laptop computer with built in wi-fi adapter. (HP Pavilion ze5620us). The WIFI card works great in windows, but will not now enable. I found a similar answer and attempted to execute the following instructions.

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

When I execute the instructions I am asked for my password. At that point I can no longer enter any information. The cursor just flashes and nothing can be entered. I then get a password error.

I am new to Ubuntu and just installed it. I have the system connected to the internet via wired connection. The software is installed on the hard disk.

Please advise on what I can do the resolve this matter.

Thank you
Al Blencoe

Hello,

Mark kindly resolved my password problem and I executed he above command. The results of it are shown below. I still can not access wireless . Wireless network is greyed out and devise not ready (firmware missing). I installed version 10.01 and since upgraded to 11.04. As noted above this is my first attempt at using Linix and am really a novice when using and reading data from terminal commands.

Any help is certainly appreciated.

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2011-05-04
Last reply:
2011-05-03

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When Ubuntu asks for your password (the password you use to log in), simply type it in and hit <ENTER>. It is normal that Ubuntu does not show your password. It is not displayed for security reasons.

blenintosh (psagb) said : #2

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.

blenintosh (psagb) said : #3

Hello,

Mark kindly resolved my password problem and I executed he above command. The results of it are shown below. I still can not access wireless . Wireless network is greyed out and devise not ready (firmware missing). I installed version 10.01 and since upgraded to 11.04. As noted above this is my first attempt at using Linix and am really a novice when using and reading data from terminal commands.

Any help is certainly appreciated.

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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|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|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.

Step 4: Please also clarify if you installed Ubuntu to the harddisk and are running from a harddisk install OR if you are only testing Ubuntu in a LiveCD session.

Regards,

Mark

blenintosh (psagb) said : #5

Mark,

Included below are the results of the instructions provided. Thank you for your assistance

Al

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blenintosh@blenintosh-Pavilion-ze8500-DS540U:~$ sudo rfkill unblock all
[sudo] password for blenintosh:
blenintosh@blenintosh-Pavilion-ze8500-DS540U:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep; sudo lshw -C
[sudo] password for blenintosh:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for blenintosh:
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Hardware Lister (lshw) - B.02.15
usage: lshw [-format] [-options ...]
       lshw -version

 -version print program version (B.02.15)

format can be
 -html output hardware tree as HTML
 -xml output hardware tree as XML
 -short output hardware paths
 -businfo output bus information

options can be
 -class CLASS only show a certain class of hardware
 -C CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
 -c CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
 -disable TEST disable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
 -enable TEST enable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
 -quiet don't display status
 -sanitize sanitize output (remove sensitive information like serial numbers, etc.)
 -numeric output numeric IDs (for PCI, USB, etc.)

Please do not cut my command into several pieces. It will not work that way.

Please visit the following URL and you will see what I mean:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/154584

One last time: here is the CORRECT command to COPY-PASTE into the Terminal:

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|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|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

My command starts with sudo and ends with lsmod

Your commands did not.

blenintosh (psagb) said : #7

Mark,

I am sorry about not copying the commands correctly. Looking back I can see exactly what you warned against. I cannot find in any of the references you sent how to get the code that copies and pastes correctly. I typed the commands directly from your e-mail into the terminal and the code will paste into terminal. Before I try to execute it again, will you review the questions I have outlined at the end of the typed code? Also any other items you might see that will impact this working correctly.

Thank you
Al

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep; sudo |shw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/|sb-release; |spci -nn; |susb; sudo |shw -short; uname -a; dmesg | egrep'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|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|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

QUESTIONS:
1. is there a space after each ;
2. is |egrep separated from 'acx by a space in the email it is on separate lines
3. not sure in command rtl if l is a 1 can not be sure looks like should be l as found in /var/lib/ command

Please copy-paste the commands from the Firefox or Chromium webbrowser. You need to copy-paste my long command that is located here:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/154584

Do not try to copy-paste the commands contained in the Email message. You need to visit the URL and answer using a WEBBROWSER, NOT using an Email client.

I already explained this in step 2, where I wrote:

"Step 2: Please copy-paste the following command from the https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu website (in this case: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/154584) 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. "

I also explained how to copy-paste in step 2, I quote:

"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!"

blenintosh (psagb) said : #9

Mark,

I finally got thru my head exactly what you described. Listed below are the results of your program.
The Ubuntu program is installed on my hard disk.

Thank you for your patience.

Al

blenintosh@blenintosh-Pavilion-ze8500-DS540U:~$ 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|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|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
[sudo] password for blenintosh:
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  *-network:0
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 9
       bus info: pci@0000:00:09.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
       resources: irq:10 memory:d0002000-d0003fff
  *-network:1
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
       vendor: National Semiconductor Corporation
       physical id: 12
       bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 00
       serial: 00:0e:7f:7b:28:b7
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii fibre 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=natsemi driverversion=2.1 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.107 latency=90 link=yes maxlatency=52 mingnt=11 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:10 ioport:2400(size=256) memory:d0006000-d0006fff memory:34000000-3400ffff
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 2
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 00:90:4b:41:86:08
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43legacy driverversion=2.6.38-8-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 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=11.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=natty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.04"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M] [1002:cbb2] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M] [1002:7010]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device [10b9:5451] (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge [0601]: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+] [10b9:1533]
00:08.0 Modem [0703]: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller [10b9:5457]
00:09.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac50] (rev 02)
00:0b.0 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 50)
00:0b.1 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller [1106:3038] (rev 50)
00:0b.2 USB Controller [0c03]: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [1106:3104] (rev 51)
00:10.0 IDE interface [0101]: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE [10b9:5229] (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge [0680]: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU] [10b9:7101]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller [100b:0020]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M [1002:4337]
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 002: ID 0d49:7310 Maxtor
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
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                             system Notebook
/0 bus 0850
/0/0 memory 109KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.80GHz
/0/4/8 memory 8KiB L2 cache
/0/e memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/e/0 memory 256MiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/e/1 memory 256MiB DIMM DRAM Synchronous
/0/100 bridge RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M]
/0/100/1 bridge PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
/0/100/1/5 display Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M
/0/100/6 multimedia M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio D
/0/100/7 bridge M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge
/0/100/8 communication M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
/0/100/9 network BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Contr
/0/100/a bridge PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
/0/100/b bus VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/b.1 bus VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
/0/100/b.2 bus USB 2.0
/0/100/10 scsi0 storage M5229 IDE
/0/100/10/0 /dev/sda disk 60GB FUJITSU MHT2060A
/0/100/10/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 39GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/10/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 16GiB Extended partition
/0/100/10/0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 1498MiB Linux swap / Solaris partiti
/0/100/10/0/2/6 /dev/sda6 volume 14GiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/10/0/2/7 /dev/sda7 volume 689MiB Linux swap / Solaris partitio
/0/100/10/1 /dev/cdrom disk RW/DVD GCC-4241N
/0/100/11 bridge M7101 Power Management Controller [P
/0/100/12 eth0 network DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Control
/0/1 scsi2 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk 320GB OneTouch
/0/1/0.0.0/1 /dev/sdb1 volume 298GiB Windows NTFS volume
/1 system
/2 wlan0 network Wireless interface
Linux blenintosh-Pavilion-ze8500-DS540U 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ze8500 (DS540U) /0850 , BIOS KF_KH.F.23 06/29/2004
[ 0.000000] APIC: switched to apic NOOP
[ 0.013745] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 0.153638] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.153638] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.166093] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.166147] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.166320] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.167534] Switching to clocksource pit
[ 0.185864] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 9 devices
[ 0.228942] Switching to clocksource acpi_pm
[ 0.231086] pci 0000:00:07.0: Activating ISA DMA hang workarounds
[ 0.232483] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.286448] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input1
[ 0.287900] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.297718] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 0.377136] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy suspend method
[ 0.377143] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy resume method
[ 0.396970] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.398571] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.399939] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.458858] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.2.0 loaded
[ 0.458869] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 0.512430] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.827834] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 0.864503] usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 2.175965] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
[ 2.188477] natsemi eth0: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xd0006000 (0000:00:12.0), 00:0e:7f:7b:28:b7, IRQ 10, port TP.
[ 2.216584] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 2.216607] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNK3] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[ 2.216667] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x02, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.216675] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x04, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.216681] ssb: Core 2 found: PCMCIA (cc 0x80D, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.216687] ssb: Core 3 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.216693] ssb: Core 4 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.216699] ssb: Core 5 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x04, vendor 0x4243)
[ 2.255919] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:00:09.0
[ 2.302014] usb-storage 1-4:1.0: Quirks match for vid 0d49 pid 7310: 8000
[ 2.305460] scsi2 : usb-storage 1-4:1.0
[ 2.309959] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 20.461965] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 23.549574] eth0: DSPCFG accepted after 0 usec.
[ 23.549590] eth0: link up.
[ 23.549627] eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.
[ 24.320767] yenta_cardbus 0000:00:0a.0: CardBus bridge found [0000:0000]
[ 29.753243] b43legacy-phy0: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found
[ 29.796172] b43legacy-phy0 debug: Found PHY: Analog 1, Type 2, Revision 1
[ 29.796198] b43legacy-phy0 debug: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2050, Revision 2
[ 29.828180] b43legacy-phy0 debug: Radio initialized
[ 29.960548] Broadcom 43xx-legacy driver loaded [ Features: PLID, Firmware-ID: FW10 ]
[ 30.752887] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 30.752903] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
[ 31.130232] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
[ 33.664102] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 5375.606393] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 5375.606406] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
[ 6127.372191] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 6127.372205] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
[ 6155.259621] eth0: remaining active for wake-on-lan
[ 6160.085920] eth0: DSPCFG accepted after 0 usec.
[ 6160.085934] eth0: link up.
[ 6160.085977] eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.
[ 6160.720836] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 6160.720849] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
[ 6170.336088] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 6227.890883] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.fw" not found or load failed.
[ 6227.890897] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
[13953.111751] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.fw" not found or load failed.
[13953.111764] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
[45133.501285] eth0: remaining active for wake-on-lan
[45158.461432] b43legacy-phy0 debug: Suspending...
[45158.461439] b43legacy-phy0 debug: Device suspended.
[45158.516575] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: PCI INT A disabled
[45161.036540] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: restoring config space at offset 0xf (was 0x100, writing 0x1ff)
[45161.036554] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: restoring config space at offset 0x4 (was 0x0, writing 0xd0002000)
[45161.036560] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: restoring config space at offset 0x3 (was 0x0, writing 0x4000)
[45161.036566] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: restoring config space at offset 0x1 (was 0x100000, writing 0x100006)
[45161.038227] b43-pci-bridge 0000:00:09.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LNK3] -> GSI 10 (level, low) -> IRQ 10
[45161.038300] usb usb2: root hub lost power or was reset
[45161.038357] usb usb3: root hub lost power or was reset
[45161.038422] usb usb1: root hub lost power or was reset
[45161.455754] b43legacy-phy0 debug: Resuming...
[45161.455763] b43legacy-phy0 debug: Device resumed.
[45161.508152] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb2 complete after 375.706 msecs
[45161.612097] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb3 complete after 257.962 msecs
[45161.640097] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:usb1 complete after 509.895 msecs
[45161.752106] usb 1-4: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[45167.825033] PM: resume of drv:usb dev:1-4 complete after 6419.202 msecs
[45167.825085] PM: resume of drv:usb-storage dev:1-4:1.0 complete after 6419.111 msecs
[45170.086958] eth0: DSPCFG accepted after 0 usec.
[45170.086975] eth0: link up.
[45170.087020] eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.
[45170.967735] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.fw" not found or load failed.
[45170.967749] b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware (version 3).
[45180.880059] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
          Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off

# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 4880: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file 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
14: PCI 09.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: y9sn.Jaa+VYHHFmF
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:09.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:09.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4320 "BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x0e11 "Compaq Computer Corporation"
  SubDevice: pci 0x00e7
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Device File: wlan0
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xd0002000-0xd0003fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 10 (663191 events)
  HW Address: 00:90:4b:41:86:08
  Link detected: no
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472 2.484
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004320sv00000E11sd000000E7bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

21: PCI 12.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.bhO2ui9dob7
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:00:12.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "National DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x100b "National Semiconductor Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x0020 "DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x0850
  Driver: "natsemi"
  Driver Modules: "natsemi"
  Device File: eth0
  I/O Ports: 0x2400-0x24ff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xd0006000-0xd0006fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0x34000000-0x3400ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
  IRQ: 10 (663191 events)
  HW Address: 00:0e:7f:7b:28:b7
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v0000100Bd00000020sv0000103Csd00000850bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: natsemi is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe natsemi"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
Module Size Used by
joydev 17322 0
snd_ali5451 23506 2
snd_ac97_codec 105614 1 snd_ali5451
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
radeon 896428 3
snd_pcm 80244 2 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
arc4 12473 2
snd_rawmidi 25269 1 snd_seq_midi
b43legacy 127415 0
binfmt_misc 13213 1
ppdev 12849 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51291 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
mac80211 257001 1 b43legacy
ttm 65184 1 radeon
snd_timer 28659 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
drm_kms_helper 40745 1 radeon
snd_seq_device 14110 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
drm 180037 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
pcmcia 39671 0
psmouse 73312 0
cfg80211 156212 2 b43legacy,mac80211
yenta_socket 27230 0
i2c_algo_bit 13184 1 radeon
snd 55295 11 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
pcmcia_rsrc 18292 1 yenta_socket
serio_raw 12990 0
i2c_ali15x3 12878 0
i2c_ali1535 12777 0
parport_pc 32111 1
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
soundcore 12600 1 snd
shpchp 32345 0
video 18951 0
ati_agp 13202 1
snd_page_alloc 14073 1 snd_pcm
lp 13349 0
parport 36746 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
usb_storage 43946 1
uas 17676 0
pata_ali 13564 2
ssb 45942 1 b43legacy
natsemi 35814 0
blenintosh@blenintosh-Pavilion-ze8500-DS540U:~$

Hi,

The error "b43legacy-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43legacy/ucode4.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.

Reboot your PC after installing b43-fwcutter.

Then retest wireless.

Regards,

Mark

blenintosh (psagb) said : #11

Mark,

I ran the commands you sent and the following is the results. I still am unable to connect wireless.

Thanks for you help.

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

blenintosh@blenintosh-Pavilion-ze8500-DS540U:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
[sudo] password for blenintosh:
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blenintosh@blenintosh-Pavilion-ze8500-DS540U:~$

Did you reboot afterwards, as I instructed?

blenintosh (psagb) said : #13

Yes,

I rebooted and still could not connect through wireless. No change at all

Al

blenintosh (psagb) said : #14

Mark,

Any further suggestions on how to ge wireless connected to my laptop?

Al

Installing b43-fwcutter and rebooting should have solved this issue.

If I were you, I would simply backup my /home partition, format the / (root) partition and do a clean install of 11.04. Then reinstall b43-fwcutter and reboot....

Or you could test the Linux Mint LiveCD and see if it supports your wireless card out-of-the-box.

However, Linux Mint is not supported on this forum....

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask blenintosh for more information if necessary.

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