Ubuntu 8.10 -MSI Wind U100 -wireless

Asked by capitolguy on 2008-11-09

Probably a stupid question, but I am a new user(almost). Just ordered the MSI Wind U100 notebook and am anticipating that I want to use Ubuntu. Noticed from the MSI discussion forums that the that the wireless interface will not work without modifications. I read the Ubuntu docs on the community docs section where it is suggested to compile a driver (wlan0up) to get the wireless to work. This seems to me like a "Catch 22" procedure. How do I download the driver with this script when I can't get the wireless interface to work to download the driver?
Like I say, I must be missing something very rudimentary.

Thanks.

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Hi!

Sure you can do it easily. Look for a LAN (RJ45) cable, and it will work from scratch. Do everything to fix wifi, and after that...free your laptop!!

:-)

Enjoy
^_Pepe_^
Spain

Amore (reginadelosreyes) said : #2

Help!
I have MSI wind U100 on Ubuntu 8.10 and I don't know how to make the wireless work. I'm currently attached to the LAN.
The camera isn't working also.

Hi,

Please try installing the following wireless drivers for the MSI Wind:

http://forums.msiwind.net/debian/rtl8187se-drivers-for-ubuntu-and-deb-
packages-t4954.html

If that procedure does not work, please follow this procedure:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

Step 2: Run the following commands (type each then hit <enter>)

nm-tool
iwconfig
ping -c 4 google.com
ifconfig
netstat -r
sudo lshw -C network
lspci
cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist | grep 81

Step 3: Post results (cut/paste terminal output from each command) here

Regards,

Mark

Amore (reginadelosreyes) said : #4

Thanks!
any idea how I can get the camera to work also?

morfjord (morfjord) said : #5

hey
I've tried to follow your (Mark Rijckenberg) instructions but it did not work.
If I want to copy the terminal windows in text, how do I do it, if you will see my input.
I have a MSI Wind U100
Thanks
Martin Morfjord

Hi Morfjord,

See my previous instructions:

"Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

Step 2: Run the following commands (type each then hit <enter>)

nm-tool
iwconfig
ping -c 4 google.com
ifconfig
netstat -r
sudo lshw -C network
lspci
cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist | grep 81

Step 3: Post results (cut/paste terminal output from each command) here"

Regards,

Mark

morfjord (morfjord) said : #7

Hey
Thanks!
I tried several times, and it also seems to go as it should.
Finally writes:
# Hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug # 2011 # 6810)

But if I try to turn on the wireless hitting Fn + F11 nothing happens.
Is there a way I can copy the entire text from the terminal so you can see it, ctrl + C does not work.

Appreciate your help
Martin

Richard Campbell (kubariet) said : #8

I don't know much about the wireless issues, but in ubuntu to copy to the terminal you ctrl + C the text and then right click on the terminal and select paste
Hope that helps

morfjord (morfjord) said : #9

Hey tried, but it still doest work, here is what my terminal is saying, I think it is eventually it goes wrong ....

maria@mininote:~$ nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected

- Device: eth0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
  Type: Wired
  Driver: r8169
  State: connected
  Default: yes
  HW Address: 00:21:85:56:27:E8

  Capabilities:
    Supported: yes
    Carrier Detect: yes
    Speed: 100 Mb/s

  Wired Settings

  IPv4 Settings:
    Address: 192.168.1.6
    Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    DNS: 192.168.1.1

maria@mininote:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

maria@mininote:~$ ping -c 4 google.com
PING google.com (209.85.171.100) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from cg-in-f100.google.com (209.85.171.100): icmp_seq=1 ttl=238 time=197 ms
64 bytes from cg-in-f100.google.com (209.85.171.100): icmp_seq=2 ttl=238 time=195 ms
64 bytes from cg-in-f100.google.com (209.85.171.100): icmp_seq=3 ttl=238 time=189 ms
64 bytes from cg-in-f100.google.com (209.85.171.100): icmp_seq=4 ttl=238 time=191 ms

--- google.com ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3013ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 189.826/193.599/197.455/3.026 ms
maria@mininote:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:85:56:27:e8
          inet addr:192.168.1.6 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::221:85ff:fe56:27e8/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:1005 errors:0 dropped:1553319060 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:896 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1202946 (1.2 MB) TX bytes:125011 (125.0 KB)
          Interrupt:221 Base address:0xc000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
          RX packets:240 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:240 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:15040 (15.0 KB) TX bytes:15040 (15.0 KB)

maria@mininote:~$ netstat -r
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
link-local * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
default 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
maria@mininote:~$ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for maria:
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:21:85:56:27:e8
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 1GB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.6 latency=0 link=yes module=r8169 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Network controller
       product: RaLink
       vendor: RaLink
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Ethernet interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: pan0
       serial: be:ae:16:82:5a:61
       capabilities: ethernet physical
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
maria@mininote:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Device 0781
maria@mininote:~$ cat/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist | grep 81
bash: cat/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist: No such file or directory
maria@mininote:~$ cat /etc/modprobe/blacklist | grep 81
cat: /etc/modprobe/blacklist: No such file or directory

LuisGyG (luis-revista-enter) said : #10

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM...
I'm thinking in to buy a new wifi card:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=WM3945AGM1WB-DT

mhake (miclozada) said : #12

how to use wifi in msi wind using ubuntu 8.1

Yagovdik (yagovdik) said : #13

Usualy, you need to stop eth0 network interface for getting IP for your ra0 correctly.
Not sure you will have the same names - but the sence should be transparent.
If you have mark RT2700E at the back side of your notebook you should use rt2860sta driver.

Yagovdik (yagovdik) said : #14

subscribe - please ignore

Lian Selgos (lian-selgos) said : #15

Hello. How do you get a Fritz! WLAN USB Stick to work? am currently on wired LAN using Xubuntu 8.10 (double booting with Win 2K). thanks.

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