Ubuntu :: Wireless Does Not Work + Printer Drivers So Buggy + MP3 Players And Digital Cameras Not Work?
Jul 7, 2010
I wanted some input on chronic problems with Ubuntu:
1. Why does wireless almost never work right on Ubuntu?
2. Why, when Ubuntu just decides to turn off my wireless card, can I not just turn it back on?
3. Why do tar balls almost never unpack right?
4. Why are printer drivers so buggy?
5. Why do my MP3 players and digital cameras not work with Ubuntu?
I spent 3 hours last night trying to unpack a tar.bz2 file so I can run my Ralink network card. It worked fine until my son unplugged my computer. Now my card is disconnected and it will not reconnect. When I check forums no one has a simple answer for something as simple as turning a network card back on. On my Apple, it's simple: click my wireless icon and hit "on." tell me an easy way to just turn my wireless card back on, it would renew my faith a little in Linux.
Does anybody know of any digital cameras that can be controlled via Debian? I'm not speaking of a webcam but a digital camera, and I'd like to be able to send commands to the camera via usb; perhaps by means of a bash script that would take snapshots every x seconds for a total duration of y seconds.
I'm running ubuntu 10.04 and suddenly when plugging my cameras or usb sticks, they don't automount anymore, but they did before. What changed is last days I tried to build and install nautilus-sendto manually from source, and it required dependencies including GTK+3.0 (unstable), I don't know what happened exactly or if my system is broken, because some of this packages built and installed fine and others failed. If someone wants to help with that to get my installation to its original state it would be awesome.I could mount my usb stick installing usbmount, it worked, but I didn't need this before.What I want now is to mount my cameras: here is the output for:
I have a Belkin Enhanced Wireless USB Network Adapter Model # F6D4050 v2. The drivers are for windows but the windows wireless drivers app doesnt work. I see a tutorial for a linksys that appears to have the same chipset, but I am not sure if any of the steps need to be modified, also my kernel is a bit different. Here is my kernel:
It seems that when I asked this last week the thread I posted in was likely a bit tired and I did not receive any responses/suggestions, etc. As a result I am posting this anew to see if I can get some help in something that has really started to get to me .I am hoping someone can steer me in the right direction because I am trying to install the MP560 onto a 64bit (AMD Athalon II x4) Ubuntu 9.10 (fully updated) and having no luck even using the process from jmcvey (msg#10 in this thread, dated 13 Nov 2009in which he outlined the following process ( I refer to this message as jmvey #10):= START = = = = = = = = jmcvey - 13 Nov 2009 = Re: printing with Canon Pixma MP560= = = =If you check the Canon Asian site, they have drivers available (although the MP560 is the MP568 on the site; once you get to the driver page it states "MP560").
When using the b43-pci-bridge driver for my broadcom card I can't get the wireless to work while if I use the wl driver it does. This is the only problem that I have that I can't use the wl because it doesn't allow me to change the mode of the card to monitor where as the b43 is compatible with mode change as well as with aircrack.
This is what lspci -nnk shows: Code: 06:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG [14e4:4329] (rev 01) Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge Kernel modules: ssb and neither network manager or iwconfig show blank while using the b43 driver but using the wl they do work....
I had previously been having loads of problems getting my wireless printer to work with Linux [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1453697]. Everything is working fine now. However, something that confused me is that whenever I tried to ping the printer _before_ I got it working, it would fail with a _different_ IP address. That is, the command 'ping x.y.z.3' would fail with a message saying it was unable to contact 'x.y.z.2'
Now I am looking at my router - for something unrelated - and I've noticed that rogue IP address shows up in the list of connected devices. It has a MAC address but for the device name it lists "<unknown>". Should I be concerned about this? how to figure out what this device is?
I have gotten Debian working quite well on my Sony Vaio laptop for the past 6 months or so, and it's a very rewarding experience. I however have a small amount of problems that I could not find the answer to through googling or reading Debian instructions.
1) I have an Atheros-based wireless chipset in my laptop that didn't work with the default wireless drivers in Debian. So I replaced them with madwifi drivers and it works great now. However, every time I restart the computer, it defaults back to 1mb/s wireless speed; making me go into root terminal and change the speed with "iwconfig ath0 rate 54M". Obviously this gets a little bit annoying to enter every time, so I am looking for a way to make it automatic. I have looked on Google and gotten some hits but none of them have been successful.
2) Whenever I put the computer on stand-by then return, the wifi refuses to connect. Networkmanager tries to connect then crashes. I have found no hits on this issue with my configuration. Very odd.
I have been searching through the forums and looked at this SDB:ASUS WL-160N USB Wireless Adapter - openSUSE and I am still having problems getting my ralink rt2870 wireless adapter working.
I compiled the driver from source and when I tried to use insmod it said rt2870sta.ko already exists. So I thought it should be working. I did an lsmod to see if it had started up and rt2870sta showed up as having been loaded, however so did rt2800usb rt2x00usb and rt2x00lib. I have tried starting up the computer with these blacklisted but that didn't help anything. As of now the rt2800usb seems to be controlling my wireless card. Using iwconfig the chip shows up as wlan0 instead of ra0 but iwlist scan appears to be working although my network isn't showing up. I have copied RT28670STA.dat to /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat and configured it as well. Running lsusb the chip shows up as simply Linksys (it is a linksys adapter with ralink chipset).
I can get the command program to work, but not the desktop program to work. Windows Wireless Driver was working, but now every time I try to start it, it won't load, and will just be an empty window. This happened after I tried to installed a driver (which was the wrong one), and I restarted the computer. After this happened, I tried to reinstall the program, but to no avail.
The command program works, but I can't use the command lsusb, because it just pauses and doesn't do anything. Do I have to wait for it to kick in. I'm pretty sure that this is not it, because when I try the lspci, this works fine (but it's not the one I need). Please help, and don't make any stupid replies.
I'm working with openSuse 11.3 and my audio card is an ati hd 3650 (RV365).
I use HDMI for audio and video output and the audio works fine with amarok, banshee, kaffeine and system sound events, but in browsers like Firefox or Opera, the flash players don't emmit sound, only video.
I tried reinstalling flashplayer, alsa and pulse but nothing happen....
Previously i was working with Ubuntu 10.4 and everithing worked fine, but I prefer much more Suse.
I have Gateway P-7807u laptop with Ubuntu 9.10 installed, it has HDMI output and I use it to connect to my TV-set. The problem is - not working sound via HDMI, in sound preferences I've chosen duplex digital output, but no success, but picture works well.
to set up my usb, digital TV Tuner, an AVerTV Hybrid Volar HD (H830) , to work with MythTV? I note that the 'MythTV backend set-up', only refers TV Tuner cards, not usb sticks. Nevertheless, the link above provides a 'Linux x86' driver for my computer � a .tar.gz file. The link also provides an accompanying text file that asserts 'This package is tested with MythTV against Ubuntu 10.04'. I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.04.The accompanying text gives its pre-requisites as a. support linux kernel 2.6.29 or later. b. make sure /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build exists c. make sure "dvb_frontend.h" exist in your Ubuntu. d. kernel modules dependency: videodev, video buf-core, v4l2-common.
For (b), my computer shows the following path /lib/modules/2.6.38-10-generic/build$ I'm note sure what (c) means with 'in your Ubuntu' Needless to say, its later instruction doesn't work Install driver to system sudo ./xxx_LinuxDrv_x86_vxxx-beta_Install.sh I'm told that this 'command not found'
when I boot into Fedora right before the login screen I get a black screen with a command line.How can I uninstall the drivers and get it work again without ATI Drivers? I have switchable graphics and for Fedora have to switch them in the BIOS but with integrated as well as discrete graphics I get the same black screen.I have the LiveDVD ready and only need advice on howto log in in text mode or recover via LiveDVD.
Bought a Canon all-in-one (printer, copier, scanner) today, which prints beautifully on XP & connects to our WiFi without problem. Only downside, is it can't find a driver for Linux. Anyone out there using this printer under Linux, or any pointers to the right driver?
My printer is connected to another PC. If I run Windoze I can do a network connect, but with Linux, even though I've set up the samba connection I can't print. If I send a print job I can hear the printer "getting the info", but then it just hangs. Having to load the print job onto a thumb drive, shoving the drive into the host PC, etc. is not what a PC geek wants to do.
I have ununtu 9.04 running on my desktop this question regards printing. I first installed my Hp laserjet p 1006 printer it worked great. Next I installed hp laser jet 2500 l that works great now if I go to use my hp p1006 it does print at all it says it is but nothing happens, the other HP printer works great.
ok my printer is a "hp deskjet f4240 all in one" my OS is Ubuntu 8.04i have installed many hp drivers that say they work in ubuntu and work for that printer. but they wont work. my printer however is found. this problem only happend after i reinstalled ubuntu.
just installed ubuntu a couple nights ago. Trying to learn the ropes, but I've been stumped by these problems with ATI video card drivers. ubuntu gave me a notification that there were proprietary drivers available, but I was not able to install them. i got some kind of system archive failed error. so i tried downloading the linux drivers from the ATI website but those wouldn't even run. i have a feeling there's something i need to be doing that i am unaware of.also another quick question. while getting utorrent i found that i need to have this application called 'wine' to install it, correct? do i need to do anything special with wine or can i just run the .exe file for utorrent once i have wine?
I am having what seems from the forum to be a common problem, getting a shared printer to work. Many similar posts to mine go unanswered for weeks. Can it not be done?I have followed the documentation, 2 computers with 10.4 ...set-up instruction followed ...sharing enabled... cups installed...printer seen by both computers... troubleshooting guide says it can see no reason printing not working, but no dice. This is frustrating to say the least. I have been working at this off and on for a couple of weeks.
I am networked to a Windows machine. I can see and open files across the network. I can see and add my HP 6000 printer (it is on the Windows machine). On my Ubuntu machine this printer has a check mark by "Enabled" and "shared" but I cannot set it as default (that option is ghosted) and when I try to print a test page it says "unable to connect to CIFS host" I downloaded the HP Linux setup program. That program cannot locate the networked printer at all.
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10. The Update Manager did an update to HPLIP, the Hewlett Packard Linux Internet Printing software, one or two days ago. When I went to print today, the HP Officejet 4500 printer showed up in Open Office when my mouse pointed to the printer icon. But, the printer wouldn't work. Then I noticed that the HPLIP Toolbox icon was moved from the Applications - Accessoires folder, to the System - Preferences folder. I reinstalled all the HPLIP software, using the Synaptic Package Manager. When I click on the HPLIP Toolbox & run the HP Device Manager, it says "No Installed HP Devices Found".I was a little surprised to see the software upgrade caused the HPLIP toolbox to move fromhe Applications folder to the System folder. Because of this, I suspect there may be a bug in the upgraded software? Is anyone else having this problem?