[xubuntu-users] [Xubuntu 6.10] wifi not detected after boot

Daniel Bodanske daengbo at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 01:38:52 GMT 2007


It sounds like the module isn\t loaded. Check with "cat /proc/modules"
and do "sudo modprobe <module name>" if it isn't already loaded. If
the module isn't available, make sure the restricted modules are
installed for your kernel.

Dan

On 3/16/07, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chris, have you had any kernel updates recently?  Did you go from (for
> example) 2.6.18-4 to 2.6.18-5?
>
> When my kernel gets updated, I need to install new restricted kernel modules
> to get my wifi working again.  I found instructions on how to do this in
> this blog posting.
>
> If you can boot into an older kernel version, and your wifi works, but does
> not work under a newer kernel version, the above approach would definitely
> be something worth checking out.
>
> Jim
>
>
> On 3/16/07, Chris Henderson <henders254 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 3/16/07, Adam Miller <maxamillion at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > When you say "detected" do you mean that it functioned or just that the
> > > system saw it?
> >
> > Yes, the system saw it and it properly functioned; it connected to the
> > Internet using the wifi and downloaded stuff during installation. And
> > I have not changed the wifi card or laptop or anything like that ever
> > since; everything is same as it was during installation.
> >
> > > do a "lspci | grep D-Link" in a Terminal window (without the quotes of
> > > course) and then post the result of that command in an email back to me
> I
> > > might be able to get your wifi up and running rather painlessly.
> >
> > There is no "D-Link" output as such. But here is the wifi bit from the
> > lspci output:
> >
> > 02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212
> > 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
> > 02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
> > RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
> > 02:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev
> 01)
> > 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5005G
> > 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
> >
> > During installation my wifi was detected as "ath1"
> >
> > Thanks for your help.
> >
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