Feisty Meta physics
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Mon Nov 5 20:39:57 UTC 2007
Carl Spitzer wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 10:45 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Carl Spitzer wrote:
>> > When I clicked the manager icon in the upper right it shows the DLink
>> > 120R as a wired connection. But an Obertron(sp?) PCMIA is seen as
>> > wireless and works.
>> Right. Do "lspci" and tell us what it says about the DLink. Also, show
>> the output from "lsmod"
>> My guess is that it's using a (bad) native driver when it needs
>> ndiswrapper - but without knowing what chipset it uses, we can't tell.
> D-Link120R lspci
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host
> bridge (rev 03)
OK, it's not there. No big surprise, since it's clearly USB:
How about "lsusb"?
> lsmod (earlier I had an orinoco PCMIA which worked)
> Module Size Used by
> prism2_usb 74628 0
> p80211 31884 1 prism2_usb
> usbcore 134280 6
> Plus some attempts with ifconfig and iwconfig
> cwsiv at cwsiv-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0
> wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
> BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
> RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
wlan0 is obviously not a valid wireless interface - but is that what it was
called when it _did_ work? Different drivers may use different interface
names. When you unplug the USB connection, are the p80211 and prism2_usb
modules unloaded (ie, do they disappear from "lsmod")? If not,
try "rmmod p80211; rmmod prism2_usb", until you get them to unload. Then
plug in the connection and see if it makes any difference (I find one
interface always comes up correctly only after I hibernate & resume,
because that forces this removal/reload and makes sure that the wireless
drivers are loaded in the correct order).
> Connection information clicked
> prism_2 usb
What does that mean? "Connection information clicked" where?
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