Hardware :: Getting Wifi Card To Work On Dell Latitude D610 Using Ubuntu 9.10?
Mar 15, 2010
I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 a a Dell D610 that is running a broadcom BMC943 internal wifi adapter. I've tried installing the wifi drivers off of Dell's website using the ndisgtk gui setup. It appears that whenever I setup the driver the OS can't apply it. It states that the wifi adapter is not on or installed. Here is what I get when I run iwconfig and lspci -n.
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
00:00.0 0600: 8086:2590 (rev 03)
00:02.0 0300: 8086:2592 (rev 03)
I've also edited the blacklist.conf file as well with no luck. I've spent 2 days trying to figure this out with no luck at all.
Am pposting in here cause its my understanding gos is a part of the ubuntu family sorry if i am wrong. Anyway i have a dell latitiude d610 which am wanting to run Gos on currently i dual booting but keep finding myself going back to windows as I cant get my wireless working in gos any ideas please anyone
I am running (K)Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 64bit on a Dell Latitude E6400, WiFi Card Intel 5100. Never had any problems with networking. Up to about 2 weeks ago. I do realize there have been quite a few posts with this network adaptor, but non really described the problem I have here.
What happens is that suddenly the WiFi LED on the computer stops blinking, the WiFi connection gets disrupted, and the device is not recognized anymore when checking ifconfig. Only cold restarting the machine helps then... it will work for a while (between 1 and 20 minutes) and then crash again.
On Windows 7 the card works perfectly fine. With Ubuntu 11.04 in Live CD mode I have the same effects (connection crashes after a while). Also tried booting an older kernel, no success.
My exact hardware:
I notived the following problems in /var/log/kern.log
The funny thing is that it works fine in a Fedora installation, which has an older kernel and older drivers, on the same laptop. The fact that the indicator light doesn't come in when the physical switch is turned on suggests it's something to do with that switch.
I love it on my Dell D610 with wifi. I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 and land on the wifi problem as explain here: [URL]
but the wifi BCM4311 seem not working for me. In the hardware/additional drivers, i've the message that the proprearty driver is working and in use. But i cannot scan the network and no way to connect to my d-link via WPA-PSK (TKIP+AES)...
I just did a fresh wipe and install of Ubuntu 11.04 on my Dell D630 Latitude. I installed connected to the internet and ubuntu recognized I was missing firmware and I installed and rebooted. Now the "firmware missing" notice is gone but I don't know how to connect to my wifi. I can access internet with the ethernet cable.
This is the lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c) 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
I feel like I just need to add the wifi network, but I don't know what info to put into the fields.
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Then a few days ago I discovered Lubuntu 10.10, and from what I've seen so far it is definitely a lot more compact and faster than 2000. However, the wireless card still won't work. It's somewhat recognized, because whenever I unplug it and plug it in a bubble pops up saying "you've been disconnected from the network"... which is odd, since it never says I'm connected, and says that the firmware is missing for this card. Anyway, I discovered something this time. By running "lspci -nn | grep -i 14e4":
I am running the latest version of arch linux on a Dell Latitude D420. So far everything has worked perfectly except the wireless. It seems that Arch does not even detect the wireless because ifconfig -a only gives me the loopback and eth0. I installed ndiswrapper as well as the drivers. lsmod | grep ndiswrapper shows that ndiswrapper is being loaded on boot. I tried to install the iwp3945 drivers, but they have become obsolete so pacman was unable to find them. I also tried installing the iwl3945 drivers as explained here [URL] but still no luck.
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I tried several things: - run startx --> I get a blank screen where even CTRL+ALT+F1 does not work anymore
Code: sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg --> just returns without anything on the screen, no error no nothing
- run in failsafeX mode, I get: Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure them yourself.
Then I get the login page but it doesn't go any further, when I type my login/password it comes back to the login page...
When I do: Code: lspci | grep VGA I get : VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev02)
That's all I could see... apart from that I'm not getting any error messages and I'm really stuck.. I'm running on intel Celeron 32 bit, I have checked the checksum of my CD...
I have a Dell Latitude D610 that was given to me and I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 installed. I am trying to get the internal microphone working for gchat.
If I go to System-->Preferences-->Sound-->Hardware it says: Choose a device to configure and Internal Audio, 1 Output/1 Input Analog Stereo Duplex is highlighted.
Settings for the selected device: Analog Stereo Duplex is selected on the dropdown menu.
When I select the Input tab: Input Volume is at 100% the box for Mute is unchecked Connector Analog Microphone/Microphone 1 is selected on the drop down menu for Connector and the device for sound input: Internal Audio Analog Stereo is selected.
I own a Dell Mini 10v netbook, I love the little thing, except I hate the Broadcom wireless card, I would much rather have a card that can use open source drivers. I have been searching on Google, looking on forums and looking on the hardware sites, but I cannot find a replacement card.
The problem is the tiny Dell has a tiny place to put the card and according to Dell and Broadcom, it is a "halfcard", which I have no idea what that is.
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Does anyone know which Ubuntu or Linux distro I could try on a Dell Latitude CPi D300XT? The specs are Intel Pentium II 300 MHz, 256MB of RAM and 20 Gig Hard Drive.
I'd really like to start using Linux, but I don't know much about it. I tried installing Mandriva One 2010, but it apparently isn't compatible with my laptop. Does anybody know what would be a good distribution to use with an old Dell Latitude CPx? I'd like to get a free bootable CD one for starters, if possible. I mainly would like to use it for surfing the Web.
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this is my first post sorry if im not clear OK i downloaded Ubuntu 9.1 32bit burned it to a CD and popped it in my dell latitude c600 i was going to set it up to dual boot with xp i already have 2 partions so every thing was ready
i hit install and saw a Ubuntu symbol fading in and out after that i got a whole heap of i/o errors ranging from 350 to 500 for the first number, then a bit later it loaded up the busy cursor for Ubuntu on a black screen it then changed to a cross outline and no matter how long i let i go for i do not change at all off that the disc isn't the problem because it works on my desk top live and install
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I have played around with the alsamixer and the sound preferences but I haven't been able to disable it or at least lower its volume.
My headset is plugged in to the mic jack and it works fine. The problem is that both the headset and the internal mic are working at the same time.
The disc is fine I have installed using the CD on an Acer Laptop without any trouble what so ever. However now I need to install it on a Dell Latitude D505.It was detected and started the disc and show Ubuntu with the five dots loading screen. And then it goes black, with the laptop on. The menu with options like Install, defect test etc. can't be seen.In response to this I installed it inside Windows and that seemed to be ok, so I restarted the laptop and selected Ubuntu from the boot menu and does the dot loading screen and then black.I have searched Google and it is just threads that end up dead.
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For example, I'll hover over the new bar on the left and it'll just disappear, the screen will go black then will suddenly come to life again and then disappear, go black and so on. It just cycles through that.
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I have recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 but am unable to connect to any of the wireless networks. Network manager does not shows any of the available wireless networks and upon clicking the network connection icon, under Wireless networks category it shows "Device not ready".Following are the results of some of the commands :
iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wmaster0 no wireless extensions.