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Wifi Driver Problem on Dell Latitude

Postby bonesTdog » 23 Jul 2013 01:46

Hello,
I am having a similar problem with similar errors as http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php ... com#p10128 where I can not get the proper wifi driver installed. When DDM tries to install the correct driver, I get the message that "unknown driver found" which is simply listed as "b". Can anyone help point me in the right direction? I love this distro (thanks schoelje) and would like to install it on some of my other machines. Here are the messages that the above linked post asked for in case they are helpful:

lspci -n -d 14e4:
09:00.0 0200: 14e4:1673 (rev 02)
0c:00.0 0280: 14e4:4315 (rev 01)

tod@dell-solydk ~ $ cat ddm.log
22-07-2013 21:27:43 main INFO Write debug information to file: /home/tod/ddm.log
22-07-2013 21:27:43 execcmd.run DEBUG Command to execute: cat /proc/version
22-07-2013 21:27:43 main INFO Machine info: Linux version 3.9-1-686-pae (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.7.3 (Debian 4.7.3-4) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.9.6-1
22-07-2013 21:27:43 main INFO DDM version: 0.8.1
22-07-2013 21:27:43 execcmd.run DEBUG Command to execute: dpkg-query -l apt-listbugs | grep ^i
22-07-2013 21:27:54 main WARNING You do not seem to have an internet connection

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Re: Wireless for HP Sleekbook

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Jul 2013 05:50

I really need all full (non-compressed) syslog files.
Please compress them and post them here, or mail them directly to me: schoelje@solydxk.nl

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Do you use Wicd or NM?


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Re: Wireless... for Dell

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 23 Jul 2013 12:11

"The file is too big, maximum allowed size is 256 KiB."
I have send it by e-mail.

I really hope this can help a lot of other users. As I say, wireless card makers are not much of a Linux friendly individuals. Thanks for the attention.

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I use the default KDE connection manager.

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Re: Wireless for HP Sleekbook

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Jul 2013 14:15

I received your e-mail.
I'll take a look at it later today.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Jul 2013 14:39

@bonesTdog, and @Gonzal_VC
Moved your posts to the DDM topic.

See my previous post: I'll look at it tonight (the "b" thingy).

@bonesTdog
Did you have an internet connection?
Obviously, you cannot install drivers without an internet connection.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 23 Jul 2013 14:51

Copy that :-)

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Jul 2013 17:31

Gentlemen,

Could you try this version:
http://downloads.solydxk.nl/dev/ddm_0.8.2_all.deb

I couldn't test it on my machines, because of the difference in used hardware, but it should now correctly show the currently loaded driver (that "b" thingy).


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 23 Jul 2013 17:40

Should try as soon as I can (perhaps in the evening).
Would this version of DDM install any driver despite the "b" driver (apparently) already installed?

Thanks, in advance!

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 23 Jul 2013 17:59

Gonzalo_VC wrote:Should try as soon as I can (perhaps in the evening).
Would this version of DDM install any driver despite the "b" driver (apparently) already installed?

Thanks, in advance!
You had the b43 driver installed (according to the syslog files you sent), but only the "b" showed.
Now, I hope, the b43 driver will be listed correctly, and you won't get the message that an unknown driver is installed, and that you need to uninstall that one first. You should now be able to switch drivers if you need to.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby bonesTdog » 24 Jul 2013 02:40

Thanks. I do have Internet via ethernet so I am able to download and install as needed. Just hate being "tethered". 8-) Iwill try to mess with tthis tomorrow night.

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 24 Jul 2013 11:35

Holly Debian, we did it!
A mix of the new DDM, installing the other driver then the b43 driver again (I saw it downloading something, preparing the kernel modules...), switching on the WiFi button again :roll: ... and here I am, on-line with the wireless connection. God bless you Schoelje and all :mrgreen:

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 24 Jul 2013 18:56

Gonzalo_VC wrote:Holly Debian, we did it!
A mix of the new DDM, installing the other driver then the b43 driver again (I saw it downloading something, preparing the kernel modules...), switching on the WiFi button again :roll: ... and here I am, on-line with the wireless connection. God bless you Schoelje and all :mrgreen:
Great!
Let's see if bonesTdog gets it working with the latest DDM as well.


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Device Driver Manager

Postby Grubaugh » 24 Jul 2013 20:29

The Device Driver Manager freezes my machine, forcing me to do a hard/power down restart.

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Re: Device Driver Manager

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 24 Jul 2013 20:43

Grubaugh wrote:The Device Driver Manager freezes my machine, forcing me to do a hard/power down restart.
First of
Moved your post to the DDM topic.

Could you run DDM in a terminal (your system will freeze, but at least we'll know when the freeze occurs):

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ddm -d
This will generate a log file in your home directory:
~/ddm.log
Rename this file to ddm.txt and attach this to your post.

Also compress and attach /var/log/syslog, and /var/log/Xorg.0.log


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby bonesTdog » 25 Jul 2013 01:56

Well, not to sound stupid (although sometimes the truth isn't pretty :) ) but the new DDM displays more information about the current driver and some replacement options, but I can't find the "go" button to save my life! I will email you a screen shot so you can see what I am looking at.

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 25 Jul 2013 06:33

bonesTdog wrote:Well, not to sound stupid (although sometimes the truth isn't pretty :) ) but the new DDM displays more information about the current driver and some replacement options, but I can't find the "go" button to save my life! I will email you a screen shot so you can see what I am looking at.
You can select out of two drivers.
"firmware-b43-installer" is the recommended driver for your network card.
Just click the check box in front, and DDM will install, and configure the needed packages.


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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Gonzalo_VC » 25 Jul 2013 11:49

Guys, sometimes the driver is already ticket in the bottom of that window, but since it doesn't "go", I opted for installing the other one, then, after reboot, changing it for the proper driver (and that time worked, since I saw packages being downloaded and configured, in the message line). I know that is not too smart, but in my case worked 8-)

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby bonesTdog » 28 Jul 2013 02:58

Getting closer but alas, no dice yet. Using the updated DDM gets through the downloading and extracting phase, but hangs on this line: INFO Reconfigure package: b43-fwcutter. Here is my log if that is helpful. For brevity, I deleted the repetitive downloading lines and extracting lines where no problem was indicated.

tod@dell-solydk ~ $ ddm -d
INFO Write debug information to file: /home/tod/ddm.log
INFO Machine info: Linux version 3.9-1-686-pae (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.7.3 (Debian 4.7.3-4) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.9.6-1
INFO DDM version: 0.8.2
INFO Used graphics driver: intel
INFO Used wireless driver: None
INFO Installed PAE: linux-headers-3.9-1-686-pae
INFO Checking your hardware...
INFO Intel card found: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
INFO 09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
INFO 0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
INFO Broadcom found: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
INFO 09:00.0 0200: 14e4:1673 (rev 02)
INFO 0c:00.0 0280: 14e4:4315 (rev 01)
WARNING Broadcom chipset not supported or ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
INFO Broadcom chip serie found: 4315
INFO Intel driver found: xserver-xorg-video-intel (installed)
INFO i686
INFO Installed PAE: linux-headers-3.9-1-686-pae
INFO Intel driver found: xserver-xorg-video-fbdev (installed)
INFO Multi-core already installed: linux-headers-3.9-1-686-pae
INFO Intel driver found: xserver-xorg-video-vesa (installed)
INFO Linux header name to install: linux-headers-3.9-1-686-pae
INFO Reconfigure package: firmware-b43-installer
INFO No chroot environment found. Starting normal installation
INFO --2013-07-27 22:46:13-- http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/br ... 38.tar.bz2
INFO Resolving www.lwfinger.com (www.lwfinger.com)... 173.254.28.119
INFO Connecting to www.lwfinger.com (www.lwfinger.com)|173.254.28.119|:80... connected.
INFO HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
INFO Length: 13514651 (13M) [application/x-bzip2]
INFO Saving to: âbroadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2â
INFO 0K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 0% 155K 85s
INFO 50K .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... 0% 323K 63s
INFO 13150K .......... .......... .......... .......... ....... 100% 629K=13s
INFO 2013-07-27 22:46:26 (1021 KB/s) - âbroadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2â saved [13514651/13514651]
INFO Deleting old extracted firmware...
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_ap.o
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_sta.o
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/README
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/config/
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/config/wlconfig_lx_shared
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/config/wl.mk
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/config/wl_default
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/config/wl_hnd
INFO broadcom-wl-5.100.138/config/wlconfig_nomimo
INFO This file is recognised as:
INFO filename : wl_apsta.o
INFO version : 666.2
INFO MD5 : e1b05e268bcdbfef3560c28fc161f30e
INFO Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
INFO Extracting b43/lcn0bsinitvals25.fw
INFO Extracting b43/ht0bsinitvals29.fw
INFO Reconfigure package: b43-fwcutter
Never gets off this line.

Also in case this helps.
tod@dell-solydk ~ $ lspci -n -d 14e4:
09:00.0 0200: 14e4:1673 (rev 02)
0c:00.0 0280: 14e4:4315 (rev 01)

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Re: Device Driver Manager (DDM) - help needed

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 28 Jul 2013 06:49

I see you started with "ddm -d".
Could you rename ~/ddm.log to ddm.txt
and attach it to your post?


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