I've got an aspire1 D150-1bGb with winXp pre-installed
and have a BT4 installed on a USB
BT4 doesn't seem to recognize my wireless card easily as the case was for BT3
ruining ifconfig shows only my eth0 and lo
i tried to ifconfig ath0 up , ifconfig wifi0 up , changed the zeros with ones
they all give a no such device error.
iwconfig shows lo, eth0, hso0 with no wireless extensions.
I have started the networking services , along with the NetworkManager to try the KNetworkManager < but also this one doesn't seem to work at all.
i don't really know what I have missed but hope to get some guide here.
I have googled all over the net for compatibility issues between my aspire and bt4 and other Linux distributions , there seems no issues
I have read lots of articles here and tried many solutions before asking,
Have you tried booting with another live cd (Ubuntu, Knoppix, whatever) to see if that detects your wireless card?
Do you know what type of wireless card is in the pc? Have you tried lspci to find out what the wireless device is named (assuming its a pci device) and then searched based on that device name?
Have you tried "lscpi -vv" to see if the card is even seen by the system?
If it is, try "lsmod" to see if there are any atheros modules loaded.
If not, try either:
I have the same problem... basicly my device is disabled (hardware switch is off and it is not responding) when i put iwconfig it shows me:
no wireless extensions
when I put lsmod it shows me:
Module Size Used by
ipv6 227680 10
snd_seq_dummy 3084 0
snd_seq_oss 30720 0
snd_seq_midi_event 5888 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 44016 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 6668 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 42048 0
snd_mixer_oss 15232 2 snd_pcm_oss
pcmcia 31272 0
yenta_socket 24476 0
rsrc_nonstatic 11276 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 34488 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
nls_utf8 1920 2
capability 3468 0
commoncap 5376 1 capability
fuse 38804 0
agpgart 27952 0
lp 9928 0
parport_pc 24548 0
parport 30408 2 lp,parport_pc
psmouse 35616 0
snd_hda_intel 17080 4
ath_pci 88636 0
snd_hda_codec 198064 1 snd_hda_intel
wlan 190916 1 ath_pci
snd_pcm 68752 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
tg3 104328 0
ath_hal 189776 1 ath_pci
sdhci 16408 0
i2c_i801 7180 0
sg 27304 0
mmc_core 20884 1 sdhci
snd_timer 19336 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
i2c_core 17680 1 i2c_i801
snd 44644 14 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,s nd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_cod ec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
ehci_hcd 29336 0
shpchp 30240 0
soundcore 5984 2 snd
ohci1394 31284 0
snd_page_alloc 7816 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ieee1394 84576 1 ohci1394
uhci_hcd 21140 0
ata_generic 5256 0
evdev 8320 0
serio_raw 5380 0
pcspkr 2432 0
nls_iso8859_2 4608 0
nls_iso8859_1 4096 0
nls_cp437 5760 0
aufs 83888 1
squashfs 44680 10
sqlzma 3204 1 squashfs
unlzma 4352 1 sqlzma
but I dont know how to switch it on
In some machines, there's a setting in the BIOS to always enable the Wireless card and not use the switch that's on the machine.
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strange I do not have this problem with ubuntu or mandriva
did this ever get sorted out, i`m having exactly the same problems?
Without knowing the chipset, a dmesg and an lspci, its very difficult to know what the issue is.
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