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Hi Mark

Got the distro and installed it early this morning. Great stuff. Looks pretty, and most amazingly makes my ancient laptop blitz about from task to task. One problem tho is networking. I have neither ethernet nor wireless.
The machine is an old HP G7000 with 1 Mb Ram. I suspect the netwroking failure may have to do with the RFKILL switch attached to the Broadcom BCM4311 wireless card. My eth0 is underlaid by a Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 pci adaptor.

I suspect it has to do with the RFKILL switch, as the light remains orange even if I press it. Under vista it ran blue when activated. I have also attempted to override the kill switch in BIOS settings. GRUB attempts to change the value of /dev/rfkill0, however in response it indicates that this is not a directory.

I have installed urfkill from the universe repository via usb, however, this has not helped. Any ideas?

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« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 01:32:52 pm by Jonyrokkitt »

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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 10:30:44 am »
Hi Jonyrokkitt, and welcome to the forum :)

Can you open a terminal and post the output from:
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rfkill list
and
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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iwconfig
and
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iwlist scan
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 10:40:23 am »
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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ rfkill list
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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for seb:
  *-network               
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 02
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:51300000-51303fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 1
       bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 10
       serial: 00:1b:38:86:c9:6a
       size: 10Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=half latency=64 link=no maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
       resources: irq:16 ioport:1000(size=256) memory:51200000-512000ff

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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ sudo iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 12:22:01 pm by AndyInMokum, Reason: Encapsulating output with code function. »

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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 11:10:01 am »
Can you post the output from:
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lsusb
and
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lspci -vnn | grep -iA2 net
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2015, 11:13:07 am »
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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID cd12:ef18 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ lspci -vnn | grep -i net
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 02)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 12:24:22 pm by AndyInMokum, Reason: Encapsulating output with code function. »

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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2015, 11:18:29 am »
Make sure you're connected via an ethernet cable, then run:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
then REBOOT..

did wireless spring to life ?
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 11:20:56 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 11:21:30 am »
Neither the wireless, nor the ethernet are working.

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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2015, 11:24:27 am »
tp this end I have attempted to download  firmware-b43-installer onto usb and install from there. But this has not helped.

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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2015, 11:29:56 am »
Can you not get ahead of me please, otherwise you might make things worse and us have to undo stuff first.

What's the output from:
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lsmod | grep 8139
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2015, 11:39:28 am »
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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ lsmod | grep 8139
8139too                32588  0
8139cp                 27183  0
mii                    13654  2 8139cp,8139too
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2015, 11:44:32 am »
If you run:
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sudo rmmod -f 8139cp
then
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sudo mii-tool eth0 -F 10baseT-FD
then
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sudo rmmod -f 8139too
then
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sudo modprobe 8139too
does the ethernet spring to life ?

if so, use the ethernet cable to install firmware-b43-installer:
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
if not, please post the output from:
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uname -a
so I can see if you're running 32 or 64bit Pepermint .. then I'll post instructions to download files to another PC and transfer them by USB stick for installation.
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2015, 12:22:57 pm »
OFFLINE installation instructions for b43....

For 64bit Peppermint 6

Create a directory on your desktop called b43offline.

Use another PC to download these 2 files
http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_018-2_amd64.deb
and
http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
and copy them to the b43offline directory you created on your desktop

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence
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cd ~/Desktop/b43offline
then
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sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_018-2_amd64.deb
then
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tar xvjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
then
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cd ~/Desktop/b43offline/broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux
then
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sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
then
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sudo chmod 755 /lib/firmware/b43

Now REBOOT

Does wireless now work ?



For 32bit Peppermint 6

Create a directory on your desktop called b43offline.

Use another PC to download these 2 files
http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_018-2_i386.deb
and
http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
and copy them to the b43offline directory you created on your desktop

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence
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cd ~/Desktop/b43offline
then
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sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_018-2_i386.deb
then
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tar xvjf broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
then
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cd ~/Desktop/b43offline/broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux
then
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sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
then
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sudo chmod 755 /lib/firmware/b43

Now REBOOT

Does wireless now work ?
« Last Edit: November 07, 2015, 12:27:06 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2015, 12:26:21 pm »
No sudden spring of life

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seb@LPFERNANDA ~ $ uname -a
Linux LPFERNANDA 3.16.0-46-generic #62~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 11 16:28:19 UTC 2015 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2015, 12:27:28 pm »
Hi Jonyrokkitt, for future reference could you please encapsulate terminal outputs with the # Insert Code function.  This is located in the forum editor, just above the Embarrassed  :-[ emoticon in the forum editor.  This preserves the original format of the output.  It makes it much easier for future users to read and relate to.  It also keeps things neat and tidy.  This time Iíve done this for you.  Thanks in advance ;).
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Re: Wireless & Ethernet not Working After P.6 install. RFKILL switch suspected
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2015, 12:30:52 pm »
Use the instructions for 32bit Peppermint 6 in my last post.
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