Ubuntu :: Broke WiFi By Kernel Upgrade / What To Do?

Jan 13, 2010

I'm running Ultimate Edition 2.4 on an Acer Aspire 3500 lappy, yesterday I allowed my system to upgrade the kernel (from 9.10 kernel 2.6.31-17 to 2.6.31-18 generic) as per usual but when it rebooted I had no WiFi. The network manager didn't even have a wireless section, only wired, and I couldn't setup a wireless network either. If I reboot into the earlier 2.6.31-17 kernel everything is OK.
Another problem is that even tho I have no screensaver enabled and no power saving options enabled, (ie screen never disabled) after a short time of no use the screen goes blank. If within a few minutes I touch the pad or hit a key the screen returns but if it's been an hour or so nothing I do will wake it up,even tho there is still disk activity etc, and the only way to recover is with a hard reset, hold power key to reboot.

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Debian :: Squeeze Kernel Upgrade Broke Suspend To Ram

Dec 12, 2014

Yesterday, I ran a security update that upgraded my Squeeze kernel from 2.6.32-48squeeze8 to 2.6.32-48squeeze9.

Ever since then, my suspend to ram (STR) function is broken.

The machine will suspend normally, but will not resume. When I try to awaken the machine, I can hear the fan in the tower start up (the subject machine is a desktop computer, please see below for specifics), but the machine seems to be otherwise dead (e.g. the monitor stays blank, pressing the "caps lock" key on my keyboard does not activate said keyboard's "caps lock" led, Ctrl-Alt-F[x] has no effect, etc). My only recourse at that point is a hardware reset (ouch!).

I tried running Code: Select allpm-suspend from a terminal, with no joy. Same result running Code: Select allecho -n "mem" > /sys/power/state from a terminal.

I checked the /var/log/pm-suspend.log file and noticed that each Code: Select all...performing suspend line used to (before said kernel upgrade) be directly followed by a Code: Select all...Awake. line, but, now, all said Code: Select all...performing suspend lines are followed by an Code: Select allInitial commandline parameters... line.

Before this, STR has worked well ever since I first loaded Squeeze on this machine back in 2012.

Code: Select allSqueeze 6.0.10; 2.6.32-5-amd64

Intel i7-980 Gulftown CPU
Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTS-450 Graphics Card
G.SKILL Ripjaw DDR3-1600, PC3-12800, 1.5v RAM (6x4GB sticks, 24GB total)
Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD
Corsair HX850 PSU


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Jul 4, 2010

I recently updated the kernel to the newest version(2.6.32-23-generic) using the update manager and now I am unable to boot in to my Lucid installation.

My setup is LVM on top of a RAID 0 array. My computer had been running in this configuration since Lucid was released.

The Error Code I get on Boot is to the effect of: /dev/mapper/ubuntu-os is not available.. and then I get kicked in to Busy Box.

Once in Busy Box if I try to use mdadm to mount the RAID array I get this error:

If I boot in to the live CD I can mount all of the partitions and LVM volumes, so it does not appear to be a failed drive or volume.

I have looked in the mdadm.conf, lvm config and grub config files and searched the "Google" for an answer with no-avail...

Ultimately I would like to find a solution which doesn't involve a re-installation.

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Sep 23, 2010

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May 10, 2011

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Jun 7, 2015

I got notebook HP Pavilion 15-p171nr. Have installed Debian Wheezy. There was some problems, for example with screen brightness (backlight) and it was solved here: [URL] .....

The problem was solved with upgrading kernel 3.2.0 to 3.16.0 from backports... but... with these steps i lost my wi-fi wl module...

It was downloaded somewhere, compiled and worked well until kernel upgrade... For the current moment i can not compile it.

My hardware:
Code: Select all08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

Within last steps official wiki recommends (my device is in the supported list): [URL] .... but I got problems with compilation... here they are:

I have installed correct linux-headers:

Code: Select allroot@hpnote:/home/yaroslav/Загрузки# apt-get install -t wheezy-backports linux-headers-amd64
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
linux-headers-amd64 is already the newest version.

[Code] ....

Then I am trying to reconfigure already installed broadcom-sta-dkms package and here is what I got:

Code: Select allroot@hpnote:/home/yaroslav/Загрузки# dpkg-reconfigure broadcom-sta-dkms
Deleting module version:
completely from the DKMS tree.
Loading new broadcom-sta- DKMS files...
Building only for 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64

[Code] ......

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May 31, 2011

My Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series wireless card stopped working yesterday after I did an update via Update Manager.After the upgrade, wireless is disabled and the option to enable it in Network Manager is grayed out. I thought that it might be the new kernel, but changing back to the old kernel I still have the problem.

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Jun 8, 2011

I installed 11.04 from disc for a clean install on my dual boot vsta/ubuntu desktop.I was so frustrated that i had no wifi in 11.04 that i got out my 10.04 disk and triple booted that into the mix.Still no wifi (axcept in Vista) however if i unplug my usb wifi device and replug it in while in10.04 i will get the 'connection established' info box yet when i try to open Firefox i get the 'no internet connection or check firewall setting' drop down box.My wifi was working in 10.04 previous to 11.04 install.Note the unplug/replug usb does not work at all in 11.04.Also its strange that my wifi icon in 10.04 went from the bar graph style to the radiating arch style since the reinstall,even though i used the same install disc as pre 11.04

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Nov 27, 2010

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Feb 6, 2010

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Feb 7, 2010

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Secondly, clicking the 'running man' to exit just closes both gnome panels.

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Nov 25, 2010

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Jan 29, 2011

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On restart my Nvidia drivers would not load, so I restarted in low graphics mode. I uninstalled the Nvidia driver (with the intent of reinstalling them) but decided to restart before I reinstalled the driver (windows habit). upon restart I was told (in a very small box) that Ubuntu was running in low graphics mode.

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May 17, 2011

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The metakey is not working anymore, I cannot do anything. The key itself works fine in other environments so is's no hardware issue. After several attempts I completely uninstalled wmii, removed all relevant folders in home and /etc/X11 and reinstalled wmii from the ubuntu repositories.

This fresh install does not work. It starts a strange looking wmii without any key responding to my actions. I copied my old wmiirc to ~/.wmii. When i log in I see my individualized wmii but the metakey is not working and i cannot do anything, like opening a shell.

Edit: A change to "MODKEY=ALT" in wmiirc does not change anything.

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May 19, 2011

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Message says it usually means the BB is not responding. But it is also happening with Virgin Mobil Broadband stick. Both are USB connections. USB flash drive seems to work.

Will run bbtether with args: ['verizon']
Starting Modem thread
BBTether 0.3m
Thibaut Colar - 2009


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