I have wiped Windows and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an HP Pavilion zv5000.
I find that my wireless is turned off every time I reboot. I can get it to turn on again by running the following commands which, as a Linux newbie, I only sort of understand:
$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb b43 -v rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/drivers/leds/led-class.ko $ sudo modprobe b43 -v insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/drivers/leds/led-class.ko insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko insmod /lib/modules/2.6.32-50-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko
I see that the first command removes some modules and then the following command installs the modules again in reverse order. I am glad this makes the wireless work, but I don't understand why it does, and I would really rather have the wireless work properly without having to do this after every reboot.
If it helps with troubleshooting, I get the following wireless info when I run:
$ lspci -vnn -d 14e4: 02:02.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:12f4] Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17 Memory at e0104000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K] Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge Kernel modules: ssb
I have seen some posts with similar issues with Broadcom wireless controllers, and I have tried doing some of the things that have been recommended without success. One thing I keep reading about, which may or may not be an issue is blacklisting the ssb module. However, I don't know how to do that.
Any help is appreciated!