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Author Topic: need help getting wireless network up and running on Acer Aspire One  (Read 6032 times)
radioop
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« on: December 15, 2013, 01:17:54 pm »

I can't seem to find the problem getting Linux to see the wireless adaptor.
I ran the VL live version and it worked fine connecting to the wireless network.
So then I did the full install of VL 7.0 SOHO and can't seem to get it working.
I tried following the "HowTo: Configure your Wireless Network", with no results.
Can anyone help?

Thanks
« Last Edit: December 15, 2013, 01:41:26 pm by radioop » Logged
bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 02:47:37 pm »

I can help.

What have you tried so far?

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radioop
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 02:54:57 pm »

I tried the auto setup hardware and networking under VASM, says it's not there
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radioop
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 03:17:29 pm »

i typed lspci from the command line, it shows up there,
I tried ifconfig, it does not show a wlan0 or wlan1, only eth0 and lo
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bigpaws
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 11:48:48 am »

The results from lspci would be a start.

ifconfig will not show the card if it is not started.

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radioop
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 04:21:06 pm »

You are working as steve
Frequently used programs:
Configuration  : vasm
File manager   : mc (press F2 for useful menu)
Editor         : mcedit, nano, vi
Multimedia     : alsamixer, play
Steve:/~
steve:$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Pavilion DM1Z-3000 Host bridge
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9807
00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device 1314
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1512
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1513
00:10.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB XHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:12.2 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.0 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.2 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson Azalia Controller (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Hudson USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Steve:/~
steve:$
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bigpaws
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 05:12:56 pm »

Now post output of lsmod.

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radioop
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 05:33:08 pm »

You are working as steve
Frequently used programs:
Configuration  : vasm
File manager   : mc (press F2 for useful menu)
Editor         : mcedit, nano, vi
Multimedia     : alsamixer, play
Steve:/~
steve:$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
fuse                   51079  3
ipt_REJECT              1610  1
ipt_LOG                 5161  1
xt_limit                1116  2
xt_tcpudp               1734  8
xt_addrtype             1397  4
xt_state                 867  6
nf_conntrack_pptp       3329  0
nf_conntrack_proto_gre     2678  1 nf_conntrack_pptp
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns      705  0
nf_conntrack_broadcast      833  1 nf_conntrack_netbios_ns
nf_nat_irc               966  0
nf_conntrack_irc        2399  1 nf_nat_irc
nf_nat_ftp              1148  0
nf_nat                 10651  2 nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack_ipv4       8172  8 nf_nat
nf_defrag_ipv4           931  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_conntrack_ftp        4113  1 nf_nat_ftp
nf_conntrack           37292  11 xt_state,nf_conntrack_pptp,nf_conntrack_proto_gre,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_broadcast,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ftp,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp
iptable_filter          1020  1
ip_tables               7949  1 iptable_filter
x_tables                9808  8 ipt_REJECT,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,xt_addrtype,xt_state,iptable_filter,ip_tables
snd_seq_dummy           1035  0
snd_seq_oss            21903  0
snd_seq_midi_event      3924  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                36479  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          3853  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            28757  0
snd_mixer_oss          10545  1 snd_pcm_oss
powernow_k8            11077  0
speedstep_lib           2558  0
freq_table              1763  1 powernow_k8
mperf                    937  1 powernow_k8
snd_hda_codec_realtek   133997  1
b43                   159063  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     19146  1
radeon                584663  1
mac80211              172082  1 b43
snd_hda_intel          17282  6
ttm                    40043  1 radeon
snd_hda_codec          57720  3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
cfg80211              115901  2 b43,mac80211
acer_wmi               16373  0
rfkill                 10952  2 cfg80211,acer_wmi
drm_kms_helper         18536  1 radeon
uvcvideo               47808  0
ssb                    36442  1 b43
mmc_core               57764  2 b43,ssb
videodev               56682  1 uvcvideo
drm                   131582  3 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd_hwdep               4140  1 snd_hda_codec
pcmcia                 25656  2 b43,ssb
pcmcia_core             8753  1 pcmcia
snd_pcm                48854  4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer              12858  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
video                   9779  0
processor              23042  3 powernow_k8
thermal                 6450  0
k10temp                 2047  0
thermal_sys            10110  3 video,processor,thermal
rtc_cmos                6673  0
serio_raw               3115  0
snd                    36774  24 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_timer
agpgart                19195  2 ttm,drm
joydev                  7017  0
r8169                  36075  0
evdev                   6626  10
sg                     18017  0
battery                 8763  0
hwmon                    933  3 radeon,k10temp,thermal_sys
wmi                     6327  1 acer_wmi
button                  3510  0
ac                      2477  0
i2c_piix4               6648  0
i2c_algo_bit            3770  1 radeon
i2c_core               13942  6 radeon,drm_kms_helper,videodev,drm,i2c_piix4,i2c_algo_bit
mii                     2883  1 r8169
bcma                   15183  1 b43
soundcore               3736  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          5143  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
Steve:/~
steve:$
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bigpaws
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 07:06:06 pm »

Try ifconfig wlan0 up.

then see if ifconfig changes

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radioop
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 07:18:06 pm »

You are working as steve
Frequently used programs:
Configuration  : vasm
File manager   : mc (press F2 for useful menu)
Editor         : mcedit, nano, vi
Multimedia     : alsamixer, play
Steve:/~
steve:$ ifconfig wlan0 up
wlan0: unknown interface: No such device
Steve:/~
steve:$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 04:7D:7B:D2:7C:C9 
          inet addr:192.168.2.8  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:13933 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12563 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:8507284 (8.1 Mb)  TX bytes:3227285 (3.0 Mb)
          Interrupt:44 Base address:0x8000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1200 (1.1 Kb)  TX bytes:1200 (1.1 Kb)

Steve:/~
steve:$

did not seem to do anything
Steve
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radioop
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2013, 06:54:57 am »

Where do I go from here?
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nightflier
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2013, 07:36:58 am »

One more helpful command: run /sbin/iwconfig and see if it identifies a wireless interface.
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Chris530
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2013, 08:29:39 pm »

My daughter has Acer Aspire One with Broadcom 4313 and I had the same issues.  Broadcom-sta was installed so I replaced it with b43 firmware and cutter then it worked fine.
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radioop
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2013, 10:06:47 pm »

One more helpful command: run /sbin/iwconfig and see if it identifies a wireless interface.

after running /sbin/iwconfig this is what I got:

lo       no wireless extensions
eth0   no wireless extensions
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radioop
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2013, 07:07:31 am »

My daughter has Acer Aspire One with Broadcom 4313 and I had the same issues.  Broadcom-sta was installed so I replaced it with b43 firmware and cutter then it worked fine.
I'm afraid that would be above my skill level at the present time.
I'm also reading about various problems with Broadcom, so I'm thinking of going with a USB wireless adaptor.

Steve
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