I am a linux newbie interested in getting to know my computer a little bit better. The last time I even tried linux was Ubuntu 8.04LTS (Hardy Heron). I am not scared of the terminal but I am not necessarily great at reading it / knowing commands.
I've been having some major issues getting wireless to work on my hardware (Asus g75vw), despite trying many of the workarounds on the site. I've already tried the following methods, all of which lead to replicatable responses.
- Using Additional Drivers (jockey) to ATTEMPT to install "Broadcom STA Driver" which results in a hang on "Installing drivers", which also prevents me from closing jockey at all. This does not happen when installing nvidia drivers, so it must be the Broadcom STA drivers causing this.
bcmwl-kernel-sourceand then installing
firmware-b43-installerand then Commenting "blacklist bcm43xx"
bcmwl-kernel-sourcein synaptic/terminal which results in a terminal hang on modprobe
sudo apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-sourcewhich results in a terminal hang at
DKMS: Completed(which requires me to
sudo dpkg -r bcmwl-kernel-sourceat next terminal launch to get back synaptic and apt-get access)
sudo apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkmsresults in a Program Problem Detected error
Atempting to install using
bcmwl-kernel-source_126.96.36.199+bdcom-0ubuntu0.0.1_amd64.debwith or without the Ubuntu Software Center results in a Program Problem Detected error similar to the first, and triggers an "Ubuntu has experienced an internal Error" crash.
Any time I attempt to modprobe a wl driver terminal hangs. Other modprobes seem to go through (resulting in a plain
yurt@latria: ~S line).
sudo rebooted after each of these attempts, to no success.
Here are some of my logs in an attempt to get to the root of this issue.
yurt@latria:~$ iwconfig eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions.
rfkill list all
0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge PCI Express Root Port (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) 00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev c4) 00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 11a1 (rev a1) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0e0a (rev a1) 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 43b1 (rev 03) 04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4
yurt@latria:~$ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 03:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43b1] (rev 03)
Program Problem make error upon trying
sudo apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms
DKMS make.log for broadcom-sta-188.8.131.52 for kernel 3.5.0-34-generic (x86_64) Wed Jun 26 07:41:36 EDT 2013 make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-34-generic' Wireless Extension is the only possible API for this kernel version Using Wireless Extension API Kernel architecture is X86_64 LD /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/184.108.40.206/build/built-in.o CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/220.127.116.11/build/src/shared/linux_osl.o CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/18.104.22.168/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/22.214.171.124/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:43:24: fatal error: asm/system.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make: *** [/var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/126.96.36.199/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1 make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/188.8.131.52/build] Error 2 make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-34-generic'
Linux latria 3.5.0-34-generic #55~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 7 16:25:50 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
sudo lshw -c network
*-network description: Network controller product: Broadcom Corporation vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 version: 03 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=wl latency=0 resources: irq:17 memory:f5400000-f5407fff memory:f5200000-f53fffff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: c0 serial: 08:60:6e:10:af:7e size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=184.108.40.206-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.5 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:45 memory:f5600000-f563ffff ioport:d000(size=128)
I have plenty of screenshots and links to methods I have tried to use to get this to work but I do not have enough reputation to post them I guess so I can send those upon request I suppose.
I am connected to ethernet currently, but would enjoy having wireless enabled. I have removed
bcmwl-kernel-source and am ready to start again clean, so any instructions or help would be appreciated.