I recently upgraded from Maverick Meerkat to (classic) Natty Narwhal Ubuntu Linux. I am running on a Toshiba Satellite A665 (Intel i7). I use a wireless internet connection. Under Maverick, I had no issues. Under the update, I am finding that occasionally things stop working: The indicator Applet looks fine, but from a terminal, I find that I am no longer able to ping my own router (less than 10 feet away.) This behavior occurs after working fine for a few hours. I am unsure if anything in particular triggers it (I will report back if I determine a particular cause). I have a few other computers (2 running Windows, and the other Maverick Meerkat) -- and they are unaffected. Turning wireless off and on resolves the issue for me on Natty. Rebooting also works. Here's some hopefully relevant technical details about my system:
Code: ~$ rfkill list all 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
I started playing with Natty Narwhal (11.04) last week. I have a Toshiba Portege R700 laptop with 4GB of memory. Firstly, let me say that when I run 11.04 on the bare metal laptop (installed via WUBI) it appears to work flawlessly. That is, both the ethernet (hard wired) network and the wifi network work just fine.The networking problem occurs when I try to run 11.04 as a (Type 2) VM in VMWare workstation with an underlying o/s of Windows 7 Enterprise.
In this mode, the ethernet network works fine but the wireless network does not work. The o/s does not even see the wireless card. I have downloaded and installed about 216 MB of updates from the update center to no avail. I have "bridged" the VMWare "virtual switch" across to both the ethernet port and the wireless port (see below):Basically, it appears that the interface is not being presented to the VM.Also, of interest, Unity which works fine on the bare metal install does not run on the Ubuntu 11.04 VM.
I have recently updated my Ubuntu 9.10 install to Ubuntu 10.04 and the default kernel to 2.6.32-23 on my Acer Aspire 5738z laptop with 3 GB RAM and Intel GMA 4500m graphics card.
My problem is sometimes the laptop fails to resume after being Suspended to RAM. The problem is not consistent. Most of the time the system resumes properly but then some times it doesn't . It even doesn't respond to the Magic Keys. I am left with no other alternative but to keep the power button pressed till the laptop shuts down.
How do I enable wireless in Natty Narwhal? When I type in "lshw" it tells me: *-network=DISABLEDHow do I enable wireless? I'm going crazy trying to figure it out!Also, My Ubuntu has absolutely no Internet. Not even an Ethernet connection. I'm using my Windows for my Internet right now.
I'm having problems with resume after suspend to RAM. The machine starts to wake up, but the screens (multi mon VGA and DVI setup) are black and the keyboard doesn't light up. After ~20 seconds there's some brief disk activity and then the computer reboots. 100% repeatable with affected kernel versions. My test method is simple, I boot the machine on the kernel's recovery option, log on as root and run "PM_DEBUG=1 pm-suspend". I haven't found anything in the logs after a failed resume.
Here's the situation: I have a SSD disk. To get TRIM support I have to use kernel 2.6.33 or later, which means that the standard kernel in Squeeze is too old.I have Nvidia graphics, and there was a change in 2.6.34 that breaks older versions of xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (version 0.0.15, used in Squeeze), I can't use Debian Squeeze with a kernel newer than 2.6.33.x.My machine (XFX GeForce 9300 motherboard) won't resume from suspend to RAM if I use a kernel newer than 2.6.36. There are no BIOS updates available.
My options: Install newer kernel from Squeeze backports (184.108.40.206 last time I tried). <--- Not doable b/c of resume problems. Upgrade to Wheezy, which uses kernel 3.0.x. <--- Not doable b/c of resume problems.Compile a vanilla kernel. So basically I'm forced to compile my own vanilla kernel, 2.6.33.x on Squeeze or 2.6.35.x on Wheezy. I won't be stuck with an unsupported kernel version in the near future, but so far I've failed miserably.
I know that the latest kernel version where everything works is 2.6.36.x (no longer maintained), 220.127.116.11 and later cause resume problems (I've tried 2.6.37, 38, 39 and 3.0.0, .0.1). I've tried doing a git bisect on the kernel, but didn't succeed, ended up on 2.6.36-rc5 which is weird considering that 18.104.22.168 works. There may be several suspend/resume bugs in different kernel versions that messed up the bisecting results.
I've just started using OpenSuse 11.2 KDE. I have KDE4.4 installed. I had this issue with KDE 3.4 as well. My HP Multimedia DV3065 laptop is encountering an issue with suspend/restore. After restoring, the mouse is frozen. I have already tried a few things.
1. Dropping to init 1 and then back up to init 5 did not provide a temporary fix. So this is probably hardware related in some sense (kernel?) 2. I tried a grub option (cant remember what it is now). i8500-reset something like that. It made no difference. 3. I tried modifying my 99ZGrub file per another posts suggested solution. That actually locked up my laptop and I could not reboot (even after a cold boot). I pulled the battery and let it sit for a bit and it booted again
So I have several issues.. 1. I would like suspend to restore my mouse. 2. I have not figured out how to program my Sleep button to Sleep. My menu bar icon has Log Out / Restart / Turn Off. The ALT+F1 menu tab Leave has those plus Sleep and Hibernate.
I have a desktop system (P55-USB3 + Core i7 + Ubuntu 10.10) that fails to suspend/resume from memory. So I'm trying to diagnose the problem. The first obstacle was easy enough --- when I put the system to sleep to memory, the computer comes back alive right away. A look at /var/log/kern.log revealed that one USB device (usb10) failed to suspend, and from there I was able to pin it down to the USB3 controller in the BIOS. Disabled that and this problem disappeared.
Now, I'm stuck with the second obstacle. The computer successfully goes into the suspend mode, but it hangs during resume. The monitor doesn't get any video signal, and it fails to respond to ping (netconsole doesn't work either.) After a forced reboot (that involves unplugging the power cable), /var/log/kern.log doesn't contain any interesting entries. All the pm_test modes from freezer to core succeed (I followed [URL] I've also tried pm_trace (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingKernelSuspend) but again kern.log nor dmesg contains anything after the suspend. Either the write didn't survive the forced power off, or the resume is failing even before that. The motherboard doesn't have a serial port nor firewire, so getting kernel logs through them is not a possibility, either.
I am running Squeeze on an older Compaq EVO laptop with radeon graphics.
A few months ago, after an upgrade, suspend and hibernate stopped working. The suspend or hibernate worked fine, but the resume just hung with a black screen. I finally got around to looking into it and found a workaround.
The workaround is to disable Kernel Mode Setting for the radeon. This can be done by adding the boot parameter "radeon.modeset=0" or by editing /etc/modprobe.d/radeon-kms.conf so that it includes the line "options radeon modeset=0".
If you are interested in the details, you can search for problem reports related to radeon kernel mode setting.
I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS and have it set to dual-boot with windows 7 on my gateway tablet PC. Since installing, sometimes when I suspend or reboot, my wireless does not work. To be more clear - it is working fine, then I either suspend/reboot, then I come back and no wireless networks show up at all. I can still connect with ethernet cable though. I can solve it by rebooting multiple times (usually around 1-5 times) and then it (magically) seems to work again. I have also tried switching from network-manager to wicd, but the problem persists. With both network-manager and wicd, I've tried simulating a reboot for the wireless by using the command 'sudo modprobe -r iwl3945 && sudo modprobe iwl3945' (network-manager) and 'sudo /etc/init.d/wicd restart' (wicd), but these do not seem to work.
I recently upgraded my Zepto laptop to Natty (11.04), and unfortunately the wifi no longer worked. I have a WPA net, and the combination with a Ralink chip seems unfortunate - judging from the number of internet posts.After browsing loads of threads on the 'net I think I have found a solution for 11.04 - it will work out of the box in 11.10 !
1) Add "blacklist rt2800pci" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
I think this makes the wifi stuff work as I can then do "iwlist wlan0 scan" and get reasonable output. But there is no integration with the Network Manager. So I have also done this (again, with inspiration from a few threads):
2) Edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf - change the "managed=false" under "[ifupdown]" to "managed=true".
You may have to do a "service network-manager restart", restart or similar to get it going.It also seems I can suspend and get a wifi net connection upon wakeup.
I have a Broadcom BCM4318 that isn't working with the B43 or the other (I tried installing both and while they supposedly installed successfully, neither shows up in the Additional Drivers tab for me to enable.) I tried using both sets of directions stickied up at the top of this forum. Neither seems to be working for me (no guarantees on whether I did it right) though the B43 is apparently the one I need.Disclaimer: I'm a total newbie to using command line and a new convert from Windows so I'm rusty at navigating and making things work, though things are finally starting to make a little sense after two days of hacking at it.
In trying to upgrade from the default VNC server, I have installed RealVNC on latest Ubuntu Natty Narwhal, and it seems to work fine. But I would like to make it so RealVNC starts in the background when ubuntu is booting. I found the website below, but those procedures seem a little dated, so I thought I would check here first. Does anyone know of a good way to load the vnc.so module on boot? I have nvidia drivers and such installed, so I am afraid adding the load module section in xorg.conf might make it somodules that I don't know about don't load
I had a problem with using ndiswrapper to install Windows driver on Netgear WN511TA wireless adapter card. Problem solved by replacing Netgear WN511TA with Airlink101 AWLC6080 PCMCIA wireless adapter to work in my triple-boot XP Pro/Ubuntu Karmic/openSUSE 11.2 Toshiba laptop and using the latest Linux driver version 22.214.171.124 dated January 29, 2010 from Ralinktech site. I followed driver instruction in a Ubuntuforums tutorial (Howto: Ralink RT2860(m) PCI(e) RT2860...on Intrepid).
I am wondering if I can use the same Linux driver (RT2860sta) for openSUSE 11.2 on my triple-boot XP Pro/Karmic/openSUSE laptop, ie. copying over instead of building and compiling driver from source again, because I don't quite understand the build instruction given in the README file of Ralink's Linux driver file. Specifically, I don't know how to "define the GCC and LD (?) of the target machine, and define the compiler flags CFLAGS(?), modify your need (?)", etc. I already have gcc, cpp and make installed on the Ubuntu and openSUSE parts of my machine. I did try ndiswrapper in openSUSE but it doesn't work for the Windows version of the latest Ralink driver (error: invalid driver rt2860.inf).
i just installed ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix on my acer aspireone ao532h netbook, and so far, it's been working beautifully. much better than the windows 7 starter edition that came with the machine. the only problem i've experienced so far had to do with the wireless connection. initially, the connection would drop during certain types of activities (e.g. downloading updates or programs, or even streaming videos videos) and the network manager would freeze so completely that i'd have to hard reboot. that seems to have been fixed by installing wicd (following a suggestion here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1135723&page=2), meaning that it hasn't disconnected in the several hours since i've been using it. however, wicd has a different problem: it disconnects after a suspend / resume cycle. this requires a reboot to fix also, as not only does it disconnect, but it looses awareness of the network altogether. obviously, this could be a real headache on a netbook that gets closed and opened frequently.
After I resume from hibernate with my cpu frequency manually set to the highest settings (2ghz) the network manager shows not wifi APs. "wlan0" shows under both ifconfig and iwconfig but "iwlist wlan0 scan" says no results. "sudo iwlist wlan0 scan" also says no results. I've tried rmmod then modprobe with no luck. Rebooting is the only way I can get WiFi working.
I can get wifi working again by: - rebooting - changing the cpu scaling to a lower setting then hibernate/resume - changing the cpu scaling to a lower setting then 'sudo rmmod ath9k; sudo modprobe ath9k;'
I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with Atheros ar5008 (AR5BXB72) using ath9k drives Code: $ lspci |grep Atheros 0e:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Code: $ uname -r 2.6.32-24-generic
I went out and purchased a Sabrent PCI wireless 802.11n card with the RT2860 chipset because it was on the ubunutu compatibility list and has linux driver available from the manufacturer. I was impressed that the card worked in wireless G mode out of the box, which is a great start....
However, I can't find any wireless N networks. Dual booting I can find/use my N network, but in ubuntu I can only find my G network. This is somewhat frustrating because I bought this card and a new (read: expensive) Linksys E3000 router specifically to run a nice new N network...
I have downloaded, made, and installed (reboot) the latest driver from the manufacturer, but it still won't find any N networks. I found a few posts by searching here and google that alluded to changing this line: "HT_OpMode=1" (from 0 to 1) in the config file RT2860STA.dat located in /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/ and a reboot. It didn't work for me.
Frankly all this rebooting is starting to **** me off ... I have spent most of last night trying to setup my 180$ wireless network and its still no better than the freebie DDWRT54g based wifi it replaced. I am frustrated, perhaps someone wiser in the ways of ubuntu and wireless N can shed some light on the situation....
I forgot to mention I am on Karmic Kola, amd64 with the standard gnome.
I've just upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 and sorted out the mess that came along, now there's just one thing left and I'm all set. I have always used Emulate3Buttons and had it working on 10.10 earlier as well but now I can't seem to get it going.
I've edited my xorg.conf like this: Code: Section "InputDevice" # generated from default Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" EndSection Nothing happens if I write "yes" or "no" (or true/false).
i heard about that Ubuntu now finally releasing it's new version of Ubuntu distribution. It will launch on 28 april.. how to use this version on ubuntu 10.10 is there any possible strategy to switch on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
I've been running Ubuntu on my laptop for a while, and I recently upgraded from 10.04 in Ubuntu using System -> Admin -> Update manager. However, when I now run System -> About Ubuntu, I'm told I'm running Natty Narwhal 11.04, rather than Ubuntu 10.10 which I was aiming for. I never noticed this earlier, though... I guess it's a month or two since I upgraded.Did something go wrong in the update and cause this to happen by mistake?I there a way for me to downgrade to 10.10?
I thought before breaking my working PC, i thought id better ask the question.Is it possible to download a GDM log in theme and get it running on Natty? I've googled loads of possibilities, but got a feeling that as Natty is GDM2 it can't be done.I've downloaded Tweak and been able to change the log in wallpaper and the icon, but i want one of those fancy log in screens that ive seen on Gnome eyecandy.
I have Ubuntu 11.04 Natty and when I started it the first time it wasn't connected to the Internet. I refreshed and did the basic stuff. But it wasn't so simple. I went to Network Tools and Natty didn't recognize my router. I am not connected through Ethernet either. I can't do/can't afford to do an ethernet hookup. I don't want to spend my time running a cable to the floor below my CPU. Anyway, I have a Broadcom 4306 Network Controller. I am currently using my Windows to post. Also, I can't get drivers from Synaptic or anything (that includes NDISwrapper). Can I use Windows drivers without downloading NDISwrapper? I'm so confused and starting to think this is hopeless. Even worse: I don't have a disk for installing Ubuntu, I downloaded online alongside Windows with Wubi, Again, my network controller is a Broadcom 4306.
I would just like to inquire how some members have versions of ubuntu 11.04.I am actually posting from England,but as far as I was aware this version is not available until april of 2011.Is the source code maybe available through certain channels.Or do you guys get distros a few months before us here.Because according to my vers 10.10,I have the latest upgrade.
A couple months ago, I created a dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 using wubi. I then upgraded to 10.10. What would usually happen is I would start up my laptop and it'll go to the Windows boot manager, letting me choose between Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I would choose Ubuntu, it would go to a GRUB boot manager. It would let me choose between several different ways to boot Ubuntu, mainly that there were different options that were all the same except they had different numbers in the name, i.e. Ubuntu, whatever, 126.96.36.199.25 or something like that.
A couple weeks ago, I updated to 11.04. At first it worked good, but then a couple days later I updated a bunch of packages. It tried to CAT a GRUB file and failed. It gave me an error code, but I ignored it. Yesterday, I updated again, but since last time failed, it told me to do a partial upgrade. This I did, and it was successful. But now, everytime I go to GRUB and try to select any of the options, it tells me "Error: File not Found" and I cannot boot into Ubuntu. There are recovery versions for each choice, and using these I can boot into Ubuntu in low graphics mode and I can also get to a command line prompt.