folloeup on terminal read out concerning problem with internal wireless connection recognition

Asked by Cary Devlin on 2011-06-25

I did some follow up trouble shooting on my problem with my Dell 1390 internal wifi card and its non functionality after upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04.
   With 10.10 both connections worked fine and after upgrade, only auto ethernet is working.
There is no place to enable wireless connection.
It is as if my internal wifi no longer exists.
I am enclosing a shot of the terminal read out as I was instructed to do and the install of this version was done, in a 2 step process starting with 10.04, then 10.10 and then 11.04.
No problems with network connections until 11.04.
  I have a Dell 1520 Inspiron lap top 64 bit os with 11.04 running beside windows 7 premium.
Controller is a BCM 4400 wlan.
  In windows my wireless shows up as a Dell 1390 wireless mini card I believe.
I have a cable modem, I have reset that, no luck.
No matter how screwed up this wifi issue is in Ubuntu, both wired and wireless connections never cease to be recognized with Windows.
   I had installed 11.04 on another partition, which I have not removed yet.
Partition is sda/6.
  In the process of troubleshooting my wireless connection at that point, I also lost my auto ethernet connection also.
I made an Iso disk, installed 10.04, upgraded to 10.10 and then to 11.04 on another partition.
Once I get this problem solved, I am planning on deleting the first version of 11.04 and keeping the second.
   Lastly, when upgrading to 11.04 I took careful notes on how to re-install/reactivate any third party packages removed during the
upgrade.
I did not have much luck with that either.
   It seems with 11.04 everything was supposed to be more streamlined and easy to understand.
Just as one other example: I was not thrilled with Libre, I looked through the software packages and found Gnu office and installed it.
  When I went in to find the Suite in office Apps, it was not there even though it showed as installed.
I like the idea of open source and I know Ubuntu, if nothing else is more stable, it starts faster and it has many features I am sure I have not discovered yet.
   When I had a support contract, the techs were of great help and I am not able to pay for tech support right now.
This is all more than you need to know and as I am finally finishing this novel, the program froze which has happened a couple of times resulting in a loss of data.
   Yes, I am just about through complaining.
There seems to be very little useful information I have found on 11.04 as opposed to earlier versions.
  The April release date i am sure has something to do with that.
I have 2 extensive books on Ubuntu and they do not begin to cover many technical issues.
   See what you can find out about this problem, and if there is a good source for learning terminal commands, could you pass that along also?
   Sorry for the length, I know you are busy as am I.
Here are the terminal read outs.
I just want this version to work.Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/universe amd64 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/universe TranslationIndex
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/universe amd64 Packages
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/universe TranslationIndex
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en_US
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com natty-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-proposed/universe Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/main Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com natty-backports/universe Translation-en
Fetched 72 B in 7s (9 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
grep is already the newest version.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  hwinfo libhd16
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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After this operation, 2,114 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe libhd16 amd64 16.0-2 [703 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/universe hwinfo amd64 16.0-2 [46.9 kB]
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Selecting previously deselected package libhd16.
(Reading database ... 147765 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libhd16 (from .../libhd16_16.0-2_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package hwinfo.
Unpacking hwinfo (from .../hwinfo_16.0-2_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libhd16 (16.0-2) ...
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Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
  *-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: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:1c:23:b3:18:87
       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=192.168.0.5 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.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

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]: 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 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (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 007 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 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Wireless Mouse M305
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 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
==========================================================
                                   system Inspiron 1520 ()
/0 bus 0KY767
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/400 processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2
/0/400/700 memory 32KiB L1 cache
/0/400/701 memory 1MiB 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 eth0 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 160GB ST9160821AS
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 78MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 7779MiB FAT16 partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 60GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 78GiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4/5 /dev/sda5 volume 2559MiB
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4/6 /dev/sda6 volume 46GiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4/7 /dev/sda7 volume 2052MiB Linux swap / Solaris part
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4/8 /dev/sda8 volume 26GiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4/9 /dev/sda9 volume 1213MiB Linux swap / Solaris part
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Contro
/1 power DELL NR2187A
Linux gary-laptop 2.6.38-10-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 2 21:32:22 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.000000] No NUMA configuration found
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.610715] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.610730] HEST: Table not found.
[ 0.744335] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.744376] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.744481] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.750293] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.758504] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #0
[ 0.758651] Switched to NOHz mode on CPU #1
[ 0.845826] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 12 devices
[ 0.938537] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 1.080078] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 1.287578] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 1.954906] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy suspend method
[ 1.954915] i2c-core: driver [adp5520] using legacy resume method
[ 1.980481] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.000487] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.001846] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.002970] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.004013] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.005071] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.006101] hub 7-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 2.011984] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.2.0 loaded
[ 2.011994] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 2.020303] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 2.600093] usb 5-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 2.920933] input: Logitech USB Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.0/input/input4
[ 2.921656] generic-usb 0003:046D:C52F.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input0
[ 2.929242] input: Logitech USB Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.1/input/input5
[ 2.930629] generic-usb 0003:046D:C52F.0002: input,hiddev0,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Device [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input1
[ 2.931225] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 2.931235] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[ 3.246682] sdhci-pci 0000:03:01.1: SDHCI controller found [1180:0822] (rev 22)
[ 3.247916] mmc0: no vmmc regulator found
[ 3.517862] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x50
[ 3.547861] [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.
[ 19.936478] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 21.423235] wl: module license 'MIXED/Proprietary' taints kernel.
[ 21.512232] wl 0000:0c:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 21.512258] wl 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 21.515752] eth%d: 5.100.82.38 driver failed with code 21
[ 22.120847] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0c:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 22.183460] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x11, vendor 0x4243)
[ 22.183493] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 22.183519] ssb: Core 2 found: USB 1.1 Host (cc 0x817, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 22.183545] ssb: Core 3 found: PCI-E (cc 0x820, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
[ 22.280659] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:0c:00.0
[ 22.410554] ssb: Core 0 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 22.410577] ssb: Core 1 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
[ 22.410596] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0A, vendor 0x4243)
[ 22.496091] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:03:00.0
[ 22.544043] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100BaseT Ethernet 00:1c:23:b3:18:87
[ 23.112157] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 23.581039] input: HDA Intel Mic at Ext Left Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[ 23.581545] input: HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Left Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input10
[ 26.010294] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex
[ 26.010308] b44 ssb1:0: eth0: Flow control is off for TX and off for RX
[ 26.011350] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 36.570125] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: Inspiron 1520
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: 0KY767
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Manufacturer: Intel
 Manufacturer: 7F7F7F7F7F510000
 Manufacturer: 7F7F7F7F7F510000
 Manufacturer: SMP
 SBDS Manufacture Date: 2007-10-15
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

# 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
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=false
WWANEnabled=true
27: PCI c00.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4311
  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 (13093 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]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_170c
  Unique ID: rBUF.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: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xfe5fe000-0xfe5fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (13093 events)
  HW Address: 00:1c:23:b3:18:87
  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 527 0.0 0.2 92688 4844 ? Ssl 14:10 0:00 NetworkManager
root 1195 0.0 0.0 7084 1516 ? S 14:10 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-067bc49a-685a-40ae-9228-cff7780dbcc1-eth0.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
gary 1718 0.0 0.1 148932 3756 ? Sl 14:16 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-network --spawner :1.10 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/2
gary 2537 0.0 0.0 9140 1044 pts/0 S+ 15:28 0:00 egrep --color=auto icd|etwork
Module Size Used by
cryptd 20510 0
aes_x86_64 17208 317
aes_generic 38279 1 aes_x86_64
parport_pc 36959 0
ppdev 17113 0
dm_crypt 22993 0
binfmt_misc 17565 1
snd_hda_codec_idt 71137 1
snd_hda_intel 33211 2
snd_hda_codec 103804 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13604 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96391 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
dell_wmi 12681 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
sparse_keymap 13898 1 dell_wmi
snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
dell_laptop 13827 0
b44 36000 0
snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
dcdbas 14438 1 dell_laptop
ssb 51945 1 b44
r852 18246 0
snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
joydev 17606 0
snd 67382 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
sm_common 16817 1 r852
wl 2568244 0
psmouse 73535 0
nand 55112 2 r852,sm_common
nand_ids 12723 1 nand
nand_ecc 13230 1 nand
soundcore 12680 1 snd
serio_raw 13166 0
mtd 27900 2 sm_common,nand
lib80211 14991 1 wl
snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 17825 0
parport 46458 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
sdhci_pci 13989 0
usbhid 46956 0
hid 91020 1 usbhid
i915 514975 3
sdhci 27387 1 sdhci_pci
firewire_ohci 40370 0
ahci 25951 2
firewire_core 62646 1 firewire_ohci
libahci 26642 1 ahci
drm_kms_helper 42136 1 i915
crc_itu_t 12707 1 firewire_core
drm 227495 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13400 1 i915
video 19438 1 i915
gary@gary-laptop:~$

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Last query:
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Last reply:
2014-10-28

I am pretty sure that your wireless adapter is experiencing the following Broadcom driver bug in Ubuntu 11.04:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677

As I understand it, there are 2 possible solutions for the BCM4311 wireless problem in Ubuntu 11.04:

1) installing b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer as described here:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/157369

or

2) manually installing bcmwl-kernel-source (5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu5) from maverick (Ubuntu 10.10) using gdebi

Solution 2 is described here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677/comments/23

I recommend trying solution 2 first.

Cary Devlin (crdevlin1) said : #2

I tried option # 1, no luck.
  I installed gdebi via the software manager, it shows installed and I
cannot find the application or how to use it.
  The first option you mentioned worked, sort of, and when I went to
additional drivers/restricted and activated the STA wireless for bcm 4311,
it showed as installed and actively being used on my system and still no
wireless connection.
The firmware cutter and the firmware installer all showed as installed
completely in terminal.
I tried option 1 because of my unfamiliarity with gdebi.
I re-booted the system, waited about 5 or 6 minutes and still no wireless
anything listed in my connection menu.
   I am going to re-send the second part of the command ending in ismod that
did not come through yesterday.
  I may have missed copying the entire link the first time resulting in
incomplete results.
To verify: I removed the Natty bcm kernel using the synaptic and I cannot
load the previous kernel, since I cannot find gdebi which I installed and
once I do find it, I am not familiar with how to use it.
I tried to load the 10.10 kernel package using synaptic, it would let me.
  Also, there are 2 choices for packages to download.
One seems to be generic for 32 bit processors and the other for 64 bit AMD
processors.
I have a 64 bit system and my CPU runs an Intel.
  Suggestions on that?
 Final thing.
Should I undo the terminal changes from step 1? i.e. the forward cutter and
the firmware?
  If I do need to do that, what is the best way?

On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Mark Rijckenberg <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #162763 on gnome-nettool in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/162763
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
> I am pretty sure that your wireless adapter is experiencing the
> following Broadcom driver bug in Ubuntu 11.04:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677
>
> As I understand it, there are 2 possible solutions for the BCM4311
> wireless problem in Ubuntu 11.04:
>
> 1) installing b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer as described here:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-
> nettool/+question/157369
>
> or
>
> 2) manually installing bcmwl-kernel-source (5.60.48.36+bdcom-0ubuntu5)
> from maverick (Ubuntu 10.10) using gdebi
>
> Solution 2 is described here:
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677/comments/23
>
> I recommend trying solution 2 first.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/162763/+confirm?answer_id=0
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/162763
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Only try solution 2 as I recommended before.

Here is more info about using gdebi:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware#Using GDebi to install packages

If you cannot get gdebi to work, I have to recommend reverting to Ubuntu 10.10 and then installing bcmwl-kernel-source to solve your wireless issues.

The version 5.100.82.38 wl driver in Ubuntu 11.04 does not work properly.

So you need to use the older wl driver from Ubuntu 10.10 (contained in package bcmwl-kernel-source from maverick repository) in Ubuntu 11.04 or you need to install and use Ubuntu 10.10.

Cary Devlin (crdevlin1) said : #4

Option 2 using gdeb did not work either.
I tried both packages.
The first came back and said unsupported architecture.
The second, the AMD 64 downloaded and I got a message that package was
already installed.
   That tells me I was not using the Meerkat version package.
I went through a bunch of self help documentation on how to load
repositories from previous versions to upgraded ones with no success.
  Suggestions?
  Did you get the terminal read out which included the ismod from me.
This is a small issue and it is driving me nuts.
  Again, I am sure there is something simple I am not doing to access the
Meerkat repositories to download the correct drivers/software that worked
before.
On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Mark Rijckenberg <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #162763 on gnome-nettool in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/162763
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
> Only try solution 2 as I recommended before.
>
> Here is more info about using gdebi:
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware#Using GDebi to
> install packages
>
> If you cannot get gdebi to work, I have to recommend reverting to Ubuntu
> 10.10 and then installing bcmwl-kernel-source to solve your wireless
> issues.
>
> The version 5.100.82.38 wl driver in Ubuntu 11.04 does not work
> properly.
>
> So you need to use the older wl driver from Ubuntu 10.10 (contained in
> package bcmwl-kernel-source from maverick repository) in Ubuntu 11.04 or
> you need to install and use Ubuntu 10.10.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/162763/+confirm?answer_id=2
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/162763
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #5

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