NM don't show wlan0 with Prop Driver

Asked by macster on 2007-05-02

I've installed the (proprietary) Driver for my AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick (popular in Germany) that supports WPA(2).
The first time NM works great just make && make install and it works, but after a reboot NM don't show Wireless connections, just the Wired.

iwconfig says that the device is there and sudo iwlist wlan0 scan works fine, but NM still ignores the device.

Normally I could use another Wifi manager, but NM is the only one that supports %$§"!() in the WPA Key.

It seams to be a bug in NM, so is anyone able to fix it ?

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macster
Solved:
2007-05-06
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2007-05-06
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2007-05-03
Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Thanks for your question, to try resolving your problem I need to know the cipset of your wi-fi pen usb, you can put it in the bus and than do in a shell:

$: lsusb

I don't know very well your card, I search on the net ;)

thanks many

macster (macster) said : #2

http://www.avm.de/en/Produkte/FRITZBox/FRITZ_WLAN_USB_Stick/index.html

This is the english Product description of the Stick

Here is what lsusb says:

Bus 003 Device 004: ID 057c : 6201 AVM GmbH

The curious thinks is, that it works once and from there was no card/stick listed

BtW: I am useing knetworkmanager

macster (macster) said : #3

I've tested the Stick on my other mashine and there is the same problem too.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #4

This is the web page of NM roject in which is present the list of Supported Wireless Cards & Drivers

http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManagerHardware

I try but your card is not in this list. Probabli it's becouse you have this problem.

Thanks

macster (macster) said : #5

The card only sells in Germany. NM supports this card very well, sice it works fine one time, but the problem is just the next boot...

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #6

OK, try to use it and after open your /var/log/syslog and /var/log/messages and post last line abiut nm.
We try to understand.

Thanks many

macster (macster) said : #7

The Stick first mounts as a selfinstall CD-Rom, than dismounts and starts up the interface

/var/log: messages:

May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.696000] usb 3-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.828000] usb 3-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.976000] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] USB Mass Storage support registered.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.180000] fwlanusb: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Symbol usb_register_driver is being used by a non-GPL module, which will not be allowed in the future
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Please see the file Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt in the kernel source tree for more details.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Symbol usb_deregister is being used by a non-GPL module, which will not be allowed in the future
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Please see the file Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt in the kernel source tree for more details.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick driver, revision 0.09.00-BETA
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: (fwlanusb built on May 2 2007 at 20:26:59)
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: -- 32 bit driver --
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: Loading...
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] usbcore: registered new interface driver fwlanusb
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: Loaded.
May 3 16:40:16 vancouver kernel: [ 103.996000] scsi 0:0:0:0: CD-ROM FRITZ! WLAN selfinstall 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver kernel: [ 104.072000] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 52x/52x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver kernel: [ 104.100000] sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 5
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver kernel: [ 129.200000] usb 3-5: USB disconnect, address 3
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.448000] usb 3-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.580000] usb 3-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.580000] fwlanusb: Driver 'fwlanusb' attached to fwlanusb-stack version [Protokollstack=0.09.00-BETA]. (176)
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.696000] usb 3-5: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
May 3 16:40:44 vancouver kernel: [ 131.104000] fwlanusb: Config manager successully created and started.

/var/log/syslog

May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.696000] usb 3-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203211.799584] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E').
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.828000] usb 3-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.976000] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] USB Mass Storage support registered.
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] usb-storage: device found at 3
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.180000] fwlanusb: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Symbol usb_register_driver is being used by a non-GPL module, which will not be allowed in the future
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Please see the file Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt in the kernel source tree for more details.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Symbol usb_deregister is being used by a non-GPL module, which will not be allowed in the future
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Please see the file Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt in the kernel source tree for more details.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick driver, revision 0.09.00-BETA
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: (fwlanusb built on May 2 2007 at 20:26:59)
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: -- 32 bit driver --
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: Loading...
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] usbcore: registered new interface driver fwlanusb
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: Loaded.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203212.166573] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0').
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203212.219792] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_usbraw').
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203212.253374] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0_scsi_host').
May 3 16:40:16 vancouver kernel: [ 103.996000] usb-storage: device scan complete
May 3 16:40:16 vancouver kernel: [ 103.996000] scsi 0:0:0:0: CD-ROM FRITZ! WLAN selfinstall 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver kernel: [ 104.072000] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 52x/52x cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver kernel: [ 104.072000] sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver kernel: [ 104.100000] sr 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 5
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203217.083318] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0').
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203217.143567] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0_scsi_generic').
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203217.294065] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_serial_AVM_GmbH_WLAN_USB_Device_00040EC7681E').
May 3 16:40:17 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203217.449331] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_label_FRITZ_WLAN_USB_Stick_selfinstall').
May 3 16:40:18 vancouver hald: mounted /dev/scd0 on behalf of uid 1000
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.166560] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0_scsi_generic').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.285283] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0_scsi_host_scsi_device_lun0').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.340549] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0_scsi_host').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.347657] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_usbraw').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.354758] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E_if0').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.359408] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_62ff_00040EC7681E').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver kernel: [ 129.200000] usb 3-5: USB disconnect, address 3
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver kernel: [ 129.344000] scsi 0:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver hald[4460]: forcibly attempting to lazy unmount /dev/scd0 as enclosing drive was disconnected
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver hald: unmounted /dev/scd0 from '/media/FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick selfinstall' on behalf of uid 0
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.820148] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_label_FRITZ_WLAN_USB_Stick_selfinstall').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203242.823107] nm_hal_device_removed (): Device removed (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_serial_AVM_GmbH_WLAN_USB_Device_00040EC7681E').
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver kernel: [ 129.872000] scsi 0:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
May 3 16:40:42 vancouver last message repeated 2 times
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.448000] usb 3-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203243.671114] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_6201_00040EC7681E').
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203243.736890] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_ffffffff_ffffffff_noserial').
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.580000] usb 3-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.580000] fwlanusb: Driver 'fwlanusb' attached to fwlanusb-stack version [Protokollstack=0.09.00-BETA]. (176)
May 3 16:40:43 vancouver kernel: [ 130.696000] usb 3-5: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
May 3 16:40:44 vancouver NetworkManager: <debug info>^I[1178203244.131987] nm_hal_device_added (): New device added (hal udi is '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_57c_6201_00040EC7681E_usbraw').
May 3 16:40:44 vancouver kernel: [ 131.104000] fwlanusb: Config manager successully created and started.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #8

On the net I have founf it:

Fritz!Wlan und Networkmanager - Thema anzeigen

http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/viewtopic.php?p=714611#714611

But it is in German, I don't know, let me know it's ok ???

Thanks

macster (macster) said : #9

They don't have an answer to this problem,
 they recommend the ndiswrapper, but the whole System freeze when I attach the Stick, but NM notice that a wlan dev is there..

Do you notice anythink special in the logfiles ?

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #10

ay 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.828000] usb 3-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.976000] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] USB Mass Storage support registered.
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] usb-storage: device found at 3
May 3 16:40:11 vancouver kernel: [ 98.996000] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.180000] fwlanusb: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Symbol usb_register_driver is being used by a non-GPL module, which will not be allowed in the future
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Please see the file Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt in the kernel source tree for more details.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Symbol usb_deregister is being used by a non-GPL module, which will not be allowed in the future
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.184000] Please see the file Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt in the kernel source tree for more details.
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: AVM FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick driver, revision 0.09.00-BETA
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: (fwlanusb built on May 2 2007 at 20:26:59)
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: -- 32 bit driver --
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: Loading...
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] usbcore: registered new interface driver fwlanusb
May 3 16:40:12 vancouver kernel: [ 99.188000] fwlanusb: Loaded.

This part say it's all ok, your ubuntu load correctly the module, there is not ptoblem, in the net all use ndiswrapper, I ask help on irc. Wait, thanks

macster (macster) said : #11

Is there no config File that tells NM to use wlan0 ??

Best macster (macster) said : #12

I solved the Problem: I installed Opensuse on the mashine. Not my favorite but Ok.

Cruncher (ubuntu-wkresse) said : #13

Hm.
The AVM linux driver for the WLAN USB stick is relatively new, so most help pages in the net still refer to the use of the Windows drivers and ndiswrapper (and *disabling* NM when doing that, IIRC).
The AVM linux driver says it's for SuSE, but on my Feisty system it compiles and loads nicely.

However, for now I can't get it to work, not even without encryption, and tried both with and without network manager. It won't even do a "iwlist wlan0 scan" anymore, although it did that at one point. My syslog looks pretty identical to yours.
Maybe I'll try the ndiswrapper alternative, but not today.