incorrect configuration in /etc/network/interfaces file + conflict between wicd and NetworkManager -> Wireless Network controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03) not working on Dell Dimension 9100 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Asked by Pubroa circularJohn Gevrekakis on 2012-06-02

Before upgrading from Ubuntu 11.10, my wireless connection would automatically connect. Now ,there is no network manager applet showing a wireless connection initiating on 12.04. All drivers are installed. I can connect to the wireless with the following commands:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo iwconfig wlan0 power on

Here is the troubleshooting output from my Dell Dimension 9100 desktop:
root@geva-Dimension-9100:/etc/network# sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; 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|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; 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|wmi|witch|wl'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'wpa|icd|etwork'; sudo lsmod
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       description: Wireless interface
       product: 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless
       vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:05:02.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 03
       serial: 00:1b:2f:29:88:19
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+mrv8335 driverversion=1.57+Marvell,02/22/2005, ip= latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
       resources: irq:18 memory:fbee0000-fbeeffff memory:fbef0000-fbefffff
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: N10/ICH 7 Family LAN Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 8
       bus info: pci@0000:05:08.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 01
       serial: 00:12:3f:78:7d:93
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/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=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=64 link=no maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:20 memory:fbedb000-fbedbfff ioport:d8c0(size=64)
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:1D:7E:0B:06:11
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:96/100 Signal level:-34 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    IE: Unknown: 000A50617472696F744C616E
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
                    IE: Unknown: 03010B
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 050400010000
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C33EC0117FF000000000000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C340B000700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD07000C4307000000

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    wpa-ssid PatriotLan
   wpa-psk 0pcRM1S8xYpY8Fh66LSaGi
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub [8086:2770]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port [8086:2771]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:27e0] (rev 01)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:27e2] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b8] (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 01)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:27c1] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation NV41.1 [GeForce 6800] [10de:00c1] (rev a2)
05:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless [11ab:1faa] (rev 03)
05:04.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Creative Labs SB Audigy [1102:0004] (rev 04)
05:04.1 Input device controller [0980]: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port [1102:7003] (rev 04)
05:04.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port [1102:4001] (rev 04)
05:05.0 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI [8086:1080] (rev 04)
05:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family LAN Controller [8086:27dc] (rev 01)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 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 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 001 Device 003: ID 046d:0821 Logitech, Inc. HD Webcam C910
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0424:2502 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c509 Logitech, Inc. Cordless Keyboard & Mouse
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0424:2504 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0424:223a Standard Microsystems Corp. 8-in-1 Card Reader
H/W path Device Class Description
                                    system Tower Computer
/0 bus 0X8582
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/400 processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
/0/400/700 memory 16KiB L1 cache
/0/400/701 memory 2MiB L2 cache
/0/400/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/400/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/1000 memory 2GiB System Memory
/0/1000/0 memory 512MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
/0/1000/1 memory 512MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
/0/1000/2 memory 512MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
/0/1000/3 memory 512MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
/0/1 processor
/0/1/1.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/1/1.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/100 bridge 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/1 bridge 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port
/0/100/1/0 display NV41.1 [GeForce 6800]
/0/100/1b multimedia N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c bridge N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c.4 bridge 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 5
/0/100/1c.5 bridge 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 6
/0/100/1d bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d.1 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.2 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.3 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.7 bus N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/2 wlan0 network 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless
/0/100/1e/4 multimedia SB Audigy
/0/100/1e/4.1 input SB Audigy Game Port
/0/100/1e/4.2 bus SB Audigy FireWire Port
/0/100/1e/5 communication FA82537EP 56K V.92 Data/Fax Modem PCI
/0/100/1e/8 eth0 network N10/ICH 7 Family LAN Controller
/0/100/1f bridge 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.1 scsi4 storage 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.1/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk CD-RW CRX217E
/0/100/1f.1/0.1.0 /dev/cdrom1 disk DVD+-RW DVD8701
/0/100/1f.2 scsi0 storage N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 500GB HDS725050KLA360
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 47MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 422GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 4753MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 38GiB Extended partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4/5 /dev/sda5 volume 36GiB Linux filesystem partition
/0/100/1f.2/0.0.0/4/6 /dev/sda6 volume 1662MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/100/1f.3 bus N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller
/0/2 scsi6 storage
/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk 223 U HS-CF
/0/2/0.0.0/0 /dev/sdb disk
/0/2/0.0.1 /dev/sdc disk 223 U HS-MS
/0/2/0.0.1/0 /dev/sdc disk
/0/2/0.0.2 /dev/sdd disk 223 U HS-SM
/0/2/0.0.2/0 /dev/sdd disk
/0/2/0.0.3 /dev/sde disk 223 U HS-SD/MMC
/0/2/0.0.3/0 /dev/sde disk
Linux geva-Dimension-9100 3.2.0-24-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 16:51:22 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
 Release Date: 07/07/2006
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: Dimension 9100
 Serial Number: FKZN981
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Product Name: 0X8582
 Serial Number: ..CN7082158QH0FI.
 Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
 Serial Number: FKZN981
 Manufacturer: Intel
 Serial Number: 290EBB0B
 Serial Number: 290EBB0A
 Serial Number: 290EBB09
 Serial Number: 290EBB08
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"PatriotLan"
          Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:1D:7E:0B:06:11
          Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Sensitivity=-200 dBm
          RTS thr=2346 B Fragment thr=2346 B
          Encryption key:474F-7B14-4F6B-A1E7-04CF-76FA-B2F8-EA64-79A1-601B-713A-96E0-9069-3E4D-23FE-4783 Security mode:restricted
          Power Management max timeout:0us mode:All packets received
          Link Quality:81/100 Signal level:-44 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 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
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist b43
blacklist b43legacy
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
options iwlagn 11n_disable=1

> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2973: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 282.
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
25: PCI 502.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: y9sn.Z+yFfMcGBJ9
  Parent ID: 6NW+.clCealCK_QA
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:05:02.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:05:02.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Netgear WG311v3 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter"
  Vendor: pci 0x11ab "Marvell Technology Group Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x1faa "88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1385 "Netgear"
  SubDevice: pci 0x6b00 "WG311v3 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter"
  Revision: 0x03
  Driver: "ndiswrapper"
  Driver Modules: "ndiswrapper", "ndiswrapper"
  Device File: wlan0
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0xfbee0000-0xfbeeffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xfbef0000-0xfbefffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 18 (22952 events)
  HW Address: 00:1b:2f:29:88:19
  Link detected: yes
  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 bitrates: 1 2 5.5 11 6 9 12 18 24 36 48 54
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v000011ABd00001FAAsv00001385sd00006B00bc02sc00i00"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #19 (PCI bridge)

30: PCI 508.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.mqhfAz+4NcF
  Parent ID: 6NW+.clCealCK_QA
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:05:08.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:05:08.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) LAN Controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
  Device: pci 0x27dc "82801G (ICH7 Family) LAN Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell"
  SubDevice: pci 0x01a7
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "e100"
  Driver Modules: "e100"
  Device File: eth0
  Memory Range: 0xfbedb000-0xfbedbfff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  I/O Ports: 0xd8c0-0xd8ff (rw)
  IRQ: 20 (360 events)
  HW Address: 00:12:3f:78:7d:93
  Link detected: no
  Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d000027DCsv00001028sd000001A7bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: e100 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe e100"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #19 (PCI bridge)
Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See http://procps.sf.net/faq.html
root 957 0.0 0.0 5940 1216 ? Ss 18:38 0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -s -B -P /var/run/wpa_supplicant.wlan0.pid -i wlan0 -D nl80211,wext -C /var/run/wpa_supplicant
root 1178 0.0 0.3 25876 7248 ? S 18:40 0:00 /usr/bin/python -O /usr/share/wicd/daemon/wicd-daemon.py
root 1289 0.0 0.3 15264 7868 ? S 18:40 0:00 /usr/bin/python -O /usr/share/wicd/daemon/monitor.py
geva 2272 0.0 0.1 35020 3236 ? Sl 18:41 0:00 /usr/lib/glib-networking/glib-pacrunner
root 2393 0.0 0.2 23088 5728 ? Ssl 18:41 0:00 NetworkManager
root 2991 0.0 0.0 4368 788 pts/1 S+ 18:52 0:00 egrep --color=auto wpa|icd|etwork
Module Size Used by
joydev 17393 0
dm_crypt 22528 0
snd_emu10k1_synth 12963 0
snd_emux_synth 33455 1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi 13309 1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul 13526 1 snd_emux_synth
dcdbas 14098 0
rfcomm 38139 0
parport_pc 32114 0
bnep 17830 2
bluetooth 158438 10 rfcomm,bnep
ppdev 12849 0
psmouse 87213 0
binfmt_misc 17292 1
nvidia 10979430 40
i2c_i801 17346 0
pcspkr 12614 0
serio_raw 13027 0
snd_emu10k1 133257 3 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_hda_codec_idt 60251 1
snd_hda_intel 32765 3
snd_hda_codec 109562 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_ac97_codec 106082 1 snd_emu10k1
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_usb_audio 101566 1
snd_pcm 80845 5 snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio
emu10k1_gp 12570 0
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gameport 15060 2 emu10k1_gp
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snd_hwdep 13276 4 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_codec,snd_usb_audio
evbug 12581 0
uvcvideo 67203 0
snd_timer 28931 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm,snd_seq
mac_hid 13077 0
snd_seq_device 14172 5 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
videodev 86588 1 uvcvideo
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ndiswrapper 192268 0
soundcore 14635 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14115 3 snd_emu10k1,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
uvesafb 28403 0
vesafb 13516 1
uas 17828 0
usb_storage 39646 0
usbhid 41906 0
hid 77367 1 usbhid
firewire_ohci 40180 0
firewire_core 56906 1 firewire_ohci
e100 36289 0
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core

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Mark Rijckenberg
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You have chosen to disable the use of NetworkManager by choosing to put the following info in your /etc/network/interfaces file:

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    wpa-ssid PatriotLan
   wpa-psk 0pcRM1S8xYpY8Fh66LSaGi

If you want to use NetWorkManager, then I believe the /etc/network/interfaces file should only contain these 2 lines, nothing more:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

I believe you should also delete any configuration lines containing the following in any of the configuration files located in the /etc/modprobe.d directory:

alias wlan0 ndiswrapper

There is another issue as well.

See the output below:

root 1178 0.0 0.3 25876 7248 ? S 18:40 0:00 /usr/bin/python -O /usr/share/wicd/daemon/wicd-daemon.py
root 1289 0.0 0.3 15264 7868 ? S 18:40 0:00 /usr/bin/python -O /usr/share/wicd/daemon/monitor.py

You say you want to use NetworkManager, but wicd is running in the background. So you need to choose: either you uninstall wicd, or you use wicd to connect wirelessly instead of NetworkManager. You cannot use both tools at the same time....

Awesome ! Fixed everything with my wireless issues