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#1 2011-04-09 19:15:01

r0llingthund
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Sound and Wifi help

So I have just switched from Ubuntu to Arch, and I have everything set up and working EXECPT my wireless and sound. I am familuar with wireless (to a extent) but I no idea what to do about the sound. The wifi I am trying to connect to is protected by a Hex WEP code. I have downloaded wcid (which worked for me in ubuntu) and for some reason it it not picking up the wifi signal. And as for the sound, like I said before, I have no idea what I am doing.

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600M GT] (rev a1)
03:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)

FYI: So from that it shows I have a Broadcom BCM4312 (which I had in ubuntu so that didn't change)


# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.


I have been trying to figure this out all morning and can't seem to find the answer anywhere. If you can please tell me what packages / drivers I am missing, or at least point me towards the right wiki page that will be greatly appericiated.

Last edited by r0llingthund (2011-04-09 21:38:39)

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#2 2011-04-09 19:19:27

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

wifi: Install and use broadcom-wl from aur. (don't forget to blacklist b43)
sound: add your user to audio, log out/in, alsamixer -> unmute and turn up everything

Last edited by Mr.Elendig (2011-04-09 19:20:08)


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#3 2011-04-09 19:47:10

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

I am sorry but I still have no idea what I am doing.

Sound:
When I first was installing Arch I set the user as:
useradd -m -g users -G audio,lp,optical,storage,video,wheel,games,power -s /bin/bash "MYNAME"

my sound is all the way up and un muted (I have made sure of this on more than one occasion). I have logged in and out shutdown booted up and everything inbetween.


Wireless:
I guess this is what happens when you depend on the Hardware manager in ubuntu to much. I have the broadcom-wl (5.100.82.38-2 build). However when I try to build it it gives me the message (and yes I know I shouldn't be doing this as root):

# makepkg --asroot broadcom-wl
==> Making package: broadcom-wl 5.100.82.38-2 (Sat Apr  9 14:46:08 CDT 2011)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Missing Dependencies:
  -> kernel26-headers
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.

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#4 2011-04-09 19:57:03

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

You probably should run "makepkg -sf" instead.


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#5 2011-04-09 21:06:52

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

Ok So I finally got the sound working It seems to only want to work in the user and not root (seems a bit odd but hey I don't plan on being on the root login that much after I get everything set up).

Wireless Got the package to compile and install but still not able to connect to wireless. 'iwconfig' is still the same as it was before. The driver itself was installed at /broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5. But now none of my wifi tools are working.

Wicd's error message
Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface.  Check the wicd log for error messages.

Wifi Radar error message
Failed to execute child process "gksudo" (No such file or directory)


So here it is, Is there anyplace that will give me instructions on installing and activiating my wireless card in arch linux (haven't found any yet on the internet for the broadcom card set)

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#6 2011-04-09 21:20:28

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

r0llingthund wrote:

I
  -> kernel26-headers
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.

you have to install your kernel headers first

 sudo pacman -S kernel26-headers 

and after that try building the package so you could install it

after you install your wifi drivers please post the output of

ifconfig

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#7 2011-04-09 21:22:46

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:AE:01:AF:F5  
          inet addr:192.168.1.4  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::223:aeff:fe01:aff5/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:62023 errors:0 dropped:16 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:43583 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:82451641 (78.6 Mb)  TX bytes:3913771 (3.7 Mb)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:2140 (2.0 Kb)  TX bytes:2140 (2.0 Kb)

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#8 2011-04-09 21:25:11

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

Please use BBCode code tags when pasting code and outputs. Keeps it readable and doesn't make the thread too long to scroll.

and the output above tells you that your wireless is not being recognized. Only your wired and loopback are recognized.


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#9 2011-04-09 21:44:15

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

I do believe it is the same output as before. Even though I did download the kernal26-headers and recompiled the whole package

# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:AE:01:AF:F5  
          inet addr:192.168.1.4  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::223:aeff:fe01:aff5/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:62023 errors:0 dropped:16 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:43583 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:82451641 (78.6 Mb)  TX bytes:3913771 (3.7 Mb)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:2140 (2.0 Kb)  TX bytes:2140 (2.0 Kb)

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#10 2011-04-09 21:47:22

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

r0llingthund wrote:

I am sorry but I still have no idea what I am doing.

Sound:
When I first was installing Arch I set the user as:
useradd -m -g users -G audio,lp,optical,storage,video,wheel,games,power -s /bin/bash "MYNAME"

my sound is all the way up and un muted (I have made sure of this on more than one occasion). I have logged in and out shutdown booted up and everything inbetween.


Wireless:
I guess this is what happens when you depend on the Hardware manager in ubuntu to much. I have the broadcom-wl (5.100.82.38-2 build). However when I try to build it it gives me the message (and yes I know I shouldn't be doing this as root):

# makepkg --asroot broadcom-wl
==> Making package: broadcom-wl 5.100.82.38-2 (Sat Apr  9 14:46:08 CDT 2011)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Missing Dependencies:
  -> kernel26-headers
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.

1. NEVER run makepkg as root. No exceptions.
2. pacman -Syu  base-devel kernel26-headers
3. after it is built and installed, unload the b43 driver and load the wl driver.
4. then run iwconfig to see what interface has the wireless extentions, and to a iwlist <theinterface> scanning to see if there are any networks around

Last edited by Mr.Elendig (2011-04-09 21:49:30)


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#11 2011-04-09 21:51:49

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

okey I believe this is what you should do.

 sudo gedit /etc/rc.conf 

go to HARDWARE make sure MOD_BLACKLIST=() is uncommented and blacklist b43 and ssb modules so it would look like this

MOD_BLACKLIST=(b43 ssb) #deprecated 

I believe you have to blacklist ssb module as it blocks your kernel in creating an interface for your network wifi card. When you did ifconfig you should had also wlan0 beside eth0 and lo

see if the wl module is there, in a terminal do

lsmod | grep wl 

if it isn't to MODULES add wl module in /etc/rc.conf

MODULES=(wl)

reboot

you can find more info here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_wireless

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#12 2011-04-09 22:03:49

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

I'mGeorge wrote:

okey I believe this is what you should do.

 sudo gedit /etc/rc.conf 

go to HARDWARE make sure MOD_BLACKLIST=() is uncommented and blacklist b43 and ssb modules so it would look like this

MOD_BLACKLIST=(b43 ssb) #deprecated 

see if the wl module is there, in a terminal do

lsmod | grep wl 

if it is to MODULES add wl module in /etc/rc.conf

MODULES=(wl)

This is deprecated practice and has been for some time. What you want to do is to simply add a bang (!) in front of the blacklisted module name in the MODULES= line like so:

MODULES=(!b43 !ssb)

smile

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#13 2011-04-09 22:07:17

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

ok so here it is:

pacman -Syu base-devel kernel26-headers
all went fine

I tried to unload the b43 driver (the way the wiki says) but it gives me the response of

# rmmod b43
ERROR: Module b43 does not exist in /proc/modules

and the rest of the outputs

# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:24 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
# iwlist scanning
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1      Failed to read scan data : Invalid argument

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#14 2011-04-09 22:08:19

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

Misfit138 wrote:
MODULES=(!b43 !ssb)

smile

True, but I still like the old way, so I would have the blacklisted modules separated.


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#15 2011-04-09 22:09:35

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

as for the rc.cong I have had it like this since I first began this morning

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# HARDWARE
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# MOD_AUTOLOAD: Allow autoloading of modules at boot and when needed
# MOD_BLACKLIST: Prevent udev from loading these modules
# MODULES: Modules to load at boot-up. Prefix with a ! to blacklist.
#
# NOTE: Use of 'MOD_BLACKLIST' is deprecated. Please use ! in the MODULES array.
#
MOD_AUTOLOAD="yes"
#MOD_BLACKLIST=() #deprecated
MODULES=(wl !b43 !ssb)

# Scan for LVM volume groups at startup, required if you use LVM
USELVM="no"

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#16 2011-04-09 22:16:24

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

r0llingthund wrote:

ok so here it is:

pacman -Syu base-devel kernel26-headers
all went fine

I tried to unload the b43 driver (the way the wiki says) but it gives me the response of

# rmmod b43
ERROR: Module b43 does not exist in /proc/modules

if there's no b43 module than one trouble less, neglect it

r0llingthund wrote:

and the rest of the outputs

# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  Nickname:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power:24 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=5/5  Signal level=0 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

your wifi netcard interface is eth1, do

 sudo ifconfig eth1 up 
r0llingthund wrote:
# iwlist scanning
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1      Failed to read scan data : Invalid argument

it's

iwlist eth1 

Anyway as long as an interface has been created wicd should work.

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#17 2011-04-09 22:17:32

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

Did you try adding lib80211 to the MODULES array?

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#18 2011-04-09 22:26:57

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

skunktrader wrote:

Did you try adding lib80211 to the MODULES array?

No but I did and everthing is still the same (even recompiled and installed the package just incase for some odd reason that worked)


The reason I origionally posted it like that was because I was getting an output exactly like this and still getting it.

# iwlist eth1
iwlist: unknown command `eth1' (check 'iwlist --help').

And as for

# sudo ifconfig eth1 up 

I assume it is working because it just immediatly goes to the next line in the CLI

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#19 2011-04-09 22:33:40

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

do iwlist eth1 only after running sudo ifconfig eth1 up

Anyway what about wicd, it should be working by now.

Last edited by I'mGeorge (2011-04-09 22:36:01)


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#20 2011-04-09 22:37:50

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

# sudo ifconfig eth1 up
# iwlist eth1
iwlist: unknown command `eth1' (check 'iwlist --help').

So I am going to call it a day (been doing this since 8 this morning)

THANKS for your help but what I most liketly do is a complete reinstall of Arch so I can get a clean slate. So hopefully what I have learned will help me when I redo it all

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#21 2011-04-09 22:47:19

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

if you have a LED corresponding to your network card indicating the transfer rate, after executing ifconfig eth1 up the led should light continouslly so you would know for sure your wifi net card had been detected and is running ok . Installing wicd and wicd-gtk, the GUI for wicd, should do the rest


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#22 2011-04-09 23:13:29

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Re: Sound and Wifi help

by the way it should be

 iwlist eth1 scan 

sorry for the bad intel, I've didn't used the wireless-utils for a long, long time

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