I have downloaded "network-manager_0.9.4.0.orig.tar.xz" and want to remove the older architect.

Asked by Maurice Johnson on 2013-11-03

Is there a step-by-step guide to installing the new and replacing the old in Precise 12.04! The old network-manager architect is buggy, and does not allow me wireless internet connectivity. I have tried script hacking in the file interfaces but have not had success!

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Ubuntu network-manager Edit question
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Solved by:
Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2013-11-12
Last query:
2013-11-12
Last reply:
2013-11-12

What wireless chip do you use?

The only supported releases of Ubuntu are the ones that are NOT End of Life (EOL) in the following table:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Please first connect your network card to the wireless router using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable) and apply all updates.

In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your wireless card, please follow this procedure:

Step 1
In the Ubuntu Terminal console , make sure that unlimited scrolling is enabled:

click on Edit > Profiles > "Default" profile > Scrolling. Choose "Unlimited" as scrolling option. Click Close and Close again.

Before Ubuntu 11.04 the default 'Desktop Environment' was Gnome. In 11.04 the Gnome interface (DE) is called 'Classic'. If you are using the Gnome interface, open the Terminal console via "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

If you are using Ubuntu 11.04 and haven't changed back to "Classic" session then you are using the Unity interface. The easiest way to open the Terminal in UNity 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:

Press CTRL-ALT-T key combination.

Dash > Search for Terminal

Dash > More Apps > 'See More Results' > Terminal

Dash > More Apps > Accessories > Terminal

Step 2
Please copy-paste the following diagnostic command from the

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WirelessTroubleshootingProcedure

website using a web browser (like Google Chromium or Mozilla Firefox) into the Linux Terminal. The command STARTS with the word sudo and ENDS with the word lsmod. So please copy-paste the ENTIRE diagnostic command below from the web browser 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 diagnostic 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 rfkill; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | egrep -i 'chan|ssid'; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; lsusb; nmcli nm status; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; sudo updatedb; dmesg | egrep '02:00|80211|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rror|rtl|RTL|rt2|RT2|rt3|RT3|rt5|RT5|rt6|RT6|rt7|RT7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '80211|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'; netstat -rn ; cat /etc/resolv.conf; ls -lia /boot; grep tmpfs /etc/fstab; ubuntu-support-status; sudo lsmod

Step 3
Please do NOT attempt to send any attachment(s). Please copy/paste the full terminal output at this location:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+question/238582

The troubleshooters at Launchpad need to see the full Terminal output from running the above diagnostic command.

Step 4

Please also specify the exact model and make of your PC (if known) when creating the new Launchpad question.

Step 5

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.

Maurice Johnson (103730258b) said : #3

Mark I still have some questions, do you do live chats? My id on irc.freenode.net is maujhsn! I am on "PST" can you swing it? Just pot a time and what channel handles these issues! Or we can talk in #ubuntu!

No, using IRC to circumvent the use of answers.launchpad.net totally defeats the purpose of this forum, which is to publicly share the troubleshooting information with everyone at Launchpad.

If I would help you via IRC, nobody else at Launchpad would benefit, because the "help"/solution would be invisible for everybody else.

Please respect the reasons why this forum exists.

Please send us the output as requested in post #2....

Please post the output here:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+question/238582

Maurice Johnson (103730258b) said : #5

maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | egrep -i 'chan|ssid'; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; lsusb; nmcli nm status; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; sudo updatedb; dmesg | egrep '02:00|80211|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rror|rtl|RTL|rt2|RT2|rt3|RT3|rt5|RT5|rt6|RT6|rt7|RT7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '80211|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'; netstat -rn ; cat /etc/resolv.conf; ls -lia /boot; grep tmpfs /etc/fstab; ubuntu-support-status; sudo lsmod
[sudo] password for maujhsn209:
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  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: MCP67 Ethernet
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: a
       bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: a2
       serial: 00:1e:68:14:b1:e2
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi ht bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=forcedeth driverversion=0.64 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.74 latency=0 link=yes maxlatency=20 mingnt=1 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:42 memory:f6488000-f6488fff ioport:30f8(size=8) memory:f6489c00-f6489cff memory:f6489800-f648980f
  *-network UNCLAIMED
       description: Ethernet controller
       product: AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
       vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f6000000-f600ffff
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

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iface lo inet loopback

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DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS"
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Ethernet [10de:054c] (rev a2)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30ea]
 Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
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 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company AR5BXB63 (Foxconn) 802.11bg Mini PCIe NIC [103c:137a]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 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 001 Device 003: ID 0781:5571 SanDisk Corp.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 19ff:0225 Dynex
RUNNING STATE WIFI-HARDWARE WIFI WWAN-HARDWARE WWAN
running connected enabled enabled enabled disabled
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/0 bus 30EA
/0/0 memory 109KiB BIOS
/0/3 processor AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-
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/0/6 scsi5 storage MCP67 IDE Controller
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/0/8 bridge MCP67 PCI Bridge
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/0/9/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 100MiB Windows NTFS volume
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/0/a eth0 network MCP67 Ethernet
/0/c bridge MCP67 PCI Express Bridge
/0/d bridge MCP67 PCI Express Bridge
/0/d/0 network AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (
/0/12 display C67 [GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M]
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/0/101 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
/0/102 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
/0/103 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Contro
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[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC /30EA, BIOS F.05 12/07/2007
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[ 0.163075] ACPI: No dock devices found.
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[ 4.712354] pci 0000:00:00.0: Found enabled HT MSI Mapping
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[ 4.712484] pci 0000:00:00.0: Found enabled HT MSI Mapping
[ 4.712556] pci 0000:00:00.0: Found enabled HT MSI Mapping
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[ 4.994171] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 4.994370] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
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[ 5.031277] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 5.292030] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
[ 5.428035] scsi4 : usb-storage 1-4:1.0
[ 5.428127] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 5.713660] forcedeth: Reverse Engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.64.
[ 5.713904] forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: PCI INT A -> Link[LMAC] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 5.713910] forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 5.732071] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using ohci_hcd
[ 5.739584] sdhci-pci 0000:02:05.0: SDHCI controller found [1180:0822] (rev 22)
[ 5.740880] mmc0: no vmmc regulator found
[ 5.744106] sdhci-pci 0000:02:05.1: SDHCI controller found [1180:0843] (rev 12)
[ 5.744140] mmc1: no vmmc regulator found
[ 5.956716] input: reserved Dynex Watermelon Wireless Mice as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.0/input/input6
[ 5.957439] generic-usb 0003:19FF:0225.0001: input,hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [reserved Dynex Watermelon Wireless Mice] on usb-0000:00:02.0-2/input0
[ 5.957639] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 5.957642] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[ 6.237028] forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: ifname eth0, PHY OUI 0x732 @ 1, addr 00:1e:68:14:b1:e2
[ 6.237034] forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: highdma pwrctl mgmt lnktim msi desc-v3
[ 24.452605] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 26.714443] forcedeth 0000:00:0a.0: irq 42 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 36.824037] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
 Release Date: 12/07/2007
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
 Product Name: Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC
 Serial Number: CNF8044H3F
 Manufacturer: Quanta
 Product Name: 30EA
 Serial Number: None3
 Manufacturer: Quanta
 Serial Number: None
 Manufacturer: AMD
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
lo no wireless extensions.

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 eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt

[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
WimaxEnabled=true
sudo: hwinfo: command not found
Warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See http://procps.sf.net/faq.html
root 2982 0.0 0.2 237736 5328 ? Ssl 09:33 0:00 NetworkManager
root 3343 0.0 0.0 7256 1500 ? S 09:33 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-2b50c3a9-bd29-43df-af89-00fb3e89e0af-eth0.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
nobody 4090 0.0 0.0 33012 1248 ? S 09:33 0:00 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq --no-resolv --keep-in-foreground --no-hosts --bind-interfaces --pid-file=/var/run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dnsmasq.pid --listen-address=127.0.0.1 --conf-file=/var/run/nm-dns-dnsmasq.conf --cache-size=0 --proxy-dnssec
1000 7577 0.0 0.0 13576 876 pts/0 S+ 09:43 0:00 egrep --color=auto wpa|icd|etwork
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.254 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
nameserver 127.0.0.1
total 24342
 27723 drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4096 Oct 17 11:51 .
  7577 drwxr-xr-x 1 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Oct 17 11:44 ..
 20050 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 791281 Jul 27 2012 abi-3.2.0-29-generic
 20051 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 140432 Jul 27 2012 config-3.2.0-29-generic
 27754 drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4096 Oct 8 15:58 grub
248714 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20713801 Oct 8 16:00 initrd.img-3.2.0-29-generic
 20049 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 176764 Nov 27 2011 memtest86+.bin
 20052 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 178944 Nov 27 2011 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
 20048 -rw------- 1 root root 2882108 Jul 27 2012 System.map-3.2.0-29-generic
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0
Support status summary of 'ubuntu':

You have 47 packages (2.6%) supported until October 2013 (18m)
You have 7 packages (0.4%) supported until May 2015 (18m)
You have 1633 packages (89.6%) supported until April 2017 (5y)

You have 0 packages (0.0%) that can not/no-longer be downloaded
You have 135 packages (7.4%) that are unsupported

Run with --show-unsupported, --show-supported or --show-all to see more details
Module Size Used by
squashfs 36799 1
overlayfs 28352 1
nls_iso8859_1 12713 1
nls_cp437 16991 1
vfat 17585 1
fat 61512 1 vfat
dm_raid45 78155 0
xor 12894 1 dm_raid45
dm_mirror 22203 0
dm_region_hash 20961 1 dm_mirror
dm_log 18564 3 dm_raid45,dm_mirror,dm_region_hash
btrfs 653113 0
zlib_deflate 27139 1 btrfs
libcrc32c 12644 1 btrfs
usbhid 47238 0
hid 99636 1 usbhid
sdhci_pci 18826 0
sdhci 33205 1 sdhci_pci
forcedeth 63460 0
pata_amd 14118 0
video 19651 0
usb_storage 49198 1
maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$

Maurice Johnson (103730258b) said : #6

Comment: I've been running this version of ubuntu-12.04 from a liveUSB created from an .iso.
Here is the output from the command "lspci -nn"! I hope you'll be able to help me solve this issue so that I'll be able to use the liveUSB with wireless access. Thanks!

maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nn
00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller [10de:0547] (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge [10de:0548] (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 SMBus [10de:0542] (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory [0500]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller [10de:0541] (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor [0b40]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Co-processor [10de:0543] (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller [10de:0560] (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio [10de:055c] (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge [10de:0561] (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller [10de:0550] (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Ethernet [10de:054c] (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C67 [GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M] [10de:0533] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
02:05.0 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
02:05.1 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 12)
02:05.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
02:05.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:001c] (rev 01)
maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$

Please run the following commands in a Terminal session:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential

cd /tmp

wget http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.2/compat-wireless-3.2.5-1.tar.bz2

sudo apt-get install unp

unp compat-wireless-3.2.5-1.tar.bz2

cd compat-wireless-3.2.5-1/

sudo ./scripts/driver-select ath5k

sudo make

sudo make install

exit

reboot

After the reboot, run this command :

sudo modprobe ath5k

Then retest wireless.

Maurice Johnson (103730258b) said : #8

Mark: I encounted an error code 1.
here is the terminal output:

-------------------------------------------------------------
maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for maujhsn209:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for maujhsn209:
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise InRelease
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Reading package lists... Done
maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
build-essential
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  linux-headers-3.2.0-56 linux-headers-3.2.0-56-generic
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linux-image-3.2.0-54-generic
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  linux-headers-3.2.0-56 linux-headers-3.2.0-56-generic
The following packages will be upgraded:
  linux-headers-generic
1 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 1 to remove and 432 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 12.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 82.1 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Abort.
maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
build-essential
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  linux-headers-3.2.0-56 linux-headers-3.2.0-56-generic
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linux-image-3.2.0-54-generic
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  linux-headers-3.2.0-56 linux-headers-3.2.0-56-generic
The following packages will be upgraded:
  linux-headers-generic
1 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 1 to remove and 432 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 12.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 82.1 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/main
linux-headers-3.2.0-56 all 3.2.0-56.86 [11.7 MB]
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linux-headers-3.2.0-56-generic amd64 3.2.0-56.86 [978 kB]
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linux-headers-generic amd64 3.2.0.56.66 [2,250 B]
Fetched 12.7 MB in 19s (651
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(Reading database ... 173091 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linux-image-3.2.0-54-generic ...
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.2.0-54-generic
/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-54-generic
update-initramfs: Deleting /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-54-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 3.2.0-54-generic
/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-54-generic
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?).
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postrm.d at
/var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-3.2.0-54-generic.postrm line 328.
dpkg: error processing linux-image-3.2.0-54-generic (--remove):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 linux-image-3.2.0-54-generic
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/locale: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/man: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/gnome/help: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/omf: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML: 0 KiB

Total disk space freed by localepurge: 0 KiB

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linux-image-3.2.0-54-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 433 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 150 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Mark "What I did next was open a new terminal and listed the contents in
~/var/cache/apt/archives$"

maujhsn209@ubuntu:~$ cd /
maujhsn209@ubuntu:/$ cd var
maujhsn209@ubuntu:/var$ cd cache
maujhsn209@ubuntu:/var/cache$ cd apt
maujhsn209@ubuntu:/var/cache/apt$ ls
archives pkgcache.bin srcpkgcache.bin
maujhsn209@ubuntu:/var/cache/apt$ cd archives
maujhsn209@ubuntu:/var/cache/apt/archives$ ls
hwinfo_16.0-2.1_amd64.deb
libhal1_0.5.14-8_amd64.deb
libhd16_16.0-2.1_amd64.deb
linux-headers-3.2.0-56_3.2.0-56.86_all.deb
linux-headers-3.2.0-56-generic_3.2.0-56.86_amd64.deb
linux-headers-generic_3.2.0.56.66_amd64.deb
lock
partial
maujhsn209@ubuntu:/var/cache/apt/archives$

That is as far as i went!

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Mark Rijckenberg <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #238582 on network-manager in Ubuntu changed:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+question/238582
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Mark Rijckenberg proposed the following answer:
>
> Please run the following commands in a Terminal session:
>
> sudo apt-get update
>
> sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential
>
> cd /tmp
>
> wget http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.2
> /compat-wireless-3.2.5-1.tar.bz2
>
> sudo apt-get install unp
>
> unp compat-wireless-3.2.5-1.tar.bz2
>
> cd compat-wireless-3.2.5-1/
>
> sudo ./scripts/driver-select ath5k
>
> sudo make
>
> sudo make install
>
> exit
>
> reboot
>
> After the reboot, run this command :
>
> sudo modprobe ath5k
>
> Then retest wireless.
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This is getting way too complicated for what I consider a pretty standard and well-known wireless adapter.

This wireless adapter is known to work fine since I starting providing support for Ubuntu.

Your wireless adapter worked in other people's computers since at least January 2009.

An example is this thread:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/57805

That is why I suggest booting a LiveUSB session of Ubuntu 13.10 to see if wireless works out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 13.10.

If wireless works during the LiveUSB session, then I suggest installing Ubuntu 13.10 onto the harddisk.

If your current LiveUSB session does not contain persistent storage, then the changes you make will never be kept across reboots.

In this particular case, it is much easier to test Ubuntu 13.10 than to try ugly hacks in Ubuntu 12.04.....

Maurice Johnson (103730258b) said : #10

Mark we tried our best! I happen to absolutely agree with your assessement and will move on! Lol!
Who needs the headaches! One thing I know for sure is that this liveUSB that I created does work on live connect! We both proved this!
So yes...I'm closing this case, and consider the matter---PUZZLING! (lol)

Thanks,