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#1 2013-06-16 12:38:49

ed
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Registered: 2011-05-27
Posts: 10

Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

I can't get the wireless working, well I can get it up, but it doesn't see any networks. I tried the b43, which should work according to the link on the wiki page and it does work with b43 on the Manjaro livecd. Nice distro btw for the point and clickers, slick and fast. can be a big one when matured. Beats the hell out of *buntu distros in speed. But I am more a keyboard guy. And I want to make the software selection myself. For me just plain Arch. Back to the topic now.
I also tried the fallback, broadcom-wl, which works great on the Archbang live cd. I can't get it working in Arch.

I installed Arch several years ago on a Samsung netbook, when it died I moved the hd into an old Sony Vaio and that laptop died to, so I moved the drive into this Compaq 610. So maybe I inherited some messed up settings from that. I don't know. But I want to fix this installation. It has worked for a while. A couple of days. But I can't remember what I did exactly when it stopped working. After an update or after installing/removing packages. Anyway... now it's not working anymore. And tethering via my phone is not comfortable.

The result from wifi-menu: no networks found.

Where can I look for a problem? I didn't see anything weird in the output from lsmod and systemctl. There is also no mentioning that the card isn't detected or not working properly in the command I try. It just doesn't see other networks. Is there any logfile somewhere where I could find a hint of what is wrong?

Is this a known problem that is just the result of a bug in the bleeding edge version of some package? Like the kernelbug that prevents the laptop from shutting down on hp laptops (Compaq is just hp). That one is solved already and will be in the next kernel version. But I haven't found anything about my wireless card the BCM4312.

Can anybody give me a hint where to look to find the cause of this problem? I get no error messages, so I don't know where to look.
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#2 2013-06-16 12:57:27

Strike0
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-05
Posts: 1,277

Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

Some users seem to have success by using an AUR firmware for it: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 6#p1278306
(you might want to search the forum with your pci-id for more relevant hits)

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#3 2013-06-16 12:59:42

ed
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Registered: 2011-05-27
Posts: 10

Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

Strike0 wrote:

Some users seem to have success by using an AUR firmware for it: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 6#p1278306
(you might want to search the forum with your pci-id for more relevant hits)

Thanks, but I already tried that without success.

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#4 2013-06-16 13:09:23

10PinkPanther
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From: Croatia
Registered: 2012-11-10
Posts: 333

Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

Same Broadcom 4312 here and working fine with b43-firmware from AUR.Reboot after install.

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#5 2013-06-17 09:57:50

ed
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Registered: 2011-05-27
Posts: 10

Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

10PinkPanther wrote:

Same Broadcom 4312 here and working fine with b43-firmware from AUR.Reboot after install.

Yes, I'm sure it can work fine, but for me it doesn't. Something is preventing that and I don't know what is is and where to find it. Removed the firmware, rebooted, installed it again, rebooted.. still didn't work. Wlan0 was down, sudo ip set wlan0 up gave a message for the first time. RF-kill prevented activating wlan0. Then rmmod rfkill. Now I could activate it, everything seemed fine, but still no networks to see.

I could choose for a clean install, that will probably solve it, but that shouldn't be neccessary. And I just want to know what's wrong with my configuration. Eager to learn. Until I solved this I just keep tethering on my phone. I want to know.

I don't mind figuring out what's wrong, but right now I'm stuck. Just need some hints to proceed. Didn't find anything on the wiki. I always try to find the solution myself and most of the times the wiki has the answer. Or google, but most of the times google sends me to Arch Wiki. smile

Of course the solution can be on the wiki, I don't know all the wiki, but it's not on the wireless or the broadcom page and some other pages I read.

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#6 2013-06-17 10:01:00

Gusar
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Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

rmmod-ing rfkill isn't how you unkill a device. You unkill it by... unkilling it. Using the rfkill utility.

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#7 2013-07-12 15:29:50

ed
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Registered: 2011-05-27
Posts: 10

Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

Gusar wrote:

rmmod-ing rfkill isn't how you unkill a device. You unkill it by... unkilling it. Using the rfkill utility.

Sorry, that was  nonsense. I tried a lot and didn't look into my terminal history... anyway rfkill doesn't seem to be the problem.

$ rfkill

0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: hp-gps: GPS
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

Most of the times when I do 'sudo ip link set wlan0 up' or 'sudo ifconfig wlan0 up' no nothing is returned to the terminal but with dmesg the following error can be found

IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

But not always. Sometimes it goes just up as intended. For a while... until I think that I can use it to make a connection. Nothing to standard output but dmesg reveals:

wlan0: deauthenticating from 01:23:45:67:89:ab by local choice (reason=3)

Well... I didn't make the choice, but it seems something did. An kernel module or service?

$ lsmod|sort

ac                      1892  0 
agpgart                22207  3 drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
ahci                   19820  4 
arc4                    1628  2 
ata_generic             2434  0 
ata_piix               20824  0 
b43                   339360  0 
battery                 5626  0 
bcma                   28422  1 b43
button                  3685  1 i915
cdc_ether               5976  1 rndis_host
cdrom                  30060  1 sr_mod
cfg80211              387528  3 b43,mac80211,rndis_wlan
coretemp                4990  0 
crc16                   1091  1 ext4
drm                   186306  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
drm_kms_helper         31198  1 i915
ehci_hcd               42551  1 ehci_pci
ehci_pci                3404  0 
evdev                   7560  11 
ext4                  444096  3 
fan                     2133  0 
fscache                40046  1 nfs
hp_wmi                  5968  0 
i2c_algo_bit            4583  1 i915
i2c_core               18703  5 drm,i915,drm_kms_helper,i2c_algo_bit,videodev
i915                  502681  2 
intel_agp               8720  1 i915
intel_gtt              10172  3 i915,intel_agp
iTCO_vendor_support     1545  1 iTCO_wdt
iTCO_wdt                4471  0 
jbd2                   72798  1 ext4
joydev                  7403  0 
libahci                18069  1 ahci
libata                149321  5 ahci,pata_acpi,libahci,ata_generic,ata_piix
lockd                  65835  1 nfs
lpc_ich                11197  0 
mac80211              423635  1 b43
mbcache                 4322  1 ext4
media                   8545  2 uvcvideo,videodev
microcode               9904  0 
mii                     3375  1 usbnet
mmc_core               85215  2 b43,ssb
Module                  Size  Used by
mperf                   1023  0 
nfs                   125879  0 
pata_acpi               2367  0 
pcmcia                 40469  2 b43,ssb
pcmcia_core            11892  1 pcmcia
pcspkr                  1487  0 
processor              24635  1 
psmouse                85155  0 
rfkill                 12650  2 cfg80211,hp_wmi
rndis_host              6654  1 rndis_wlan
rndis_wlan             33723  0 
scsi_mod              110507  6 sg,vhba,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod,sr_mod
sd_mod                 28342  5 
serio_raw               4001  0 
sg                     21362  0 
sky2                   43505  0 
snd                    44486  6 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec         125545  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec_idt      32862  1 
snd_hda_intel          30415  0 
snd_hwdep               4746  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_page_alloc          6038  2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm                62851  2 snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer              14846  1 snd_pcm
soundcore               4386  1 snd
sparse_keymap           2582  1 hp_wmi
speedstep_lib           5071  0 
sr_mod                 13215  0 
ssb                    47967  1 b43
sunrpc                188139  2 nfs,lockd
thermal                 7144  0 
uhci_hcd               21480  0 
usb_common               622  1 usbcore
usbcore               151567  9 uhci_hcd,uvcvideo,rndis_host,rndis_wlan,usb_storage,ehci_hcd,ehci_pci,usbnet,cdc_ether
usbnet                 21008  3 rndis_host,rndis_wlan,cdc_ether
usb_storage            36823  0 
uvcvideo               63785  0 
vhba                    8318  0 
video                   9899  1 i915
videobuf2_core         24085  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops        1715  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_vmalloc       2636  1 uvcvideo
videodev               82344  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
wmi                     7131  1 hp_wmi
$ systemctl --full --all 

UNIT                                                                                      LOAD   ACTIVE   SUB       DESCRIPTION
proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.automount                                                         loaded active   running   Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System Automount Point
dev-cdrom.device                                                                          loaded active   plugged   hp_DVD_RW_AD-7561S
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dhp_DVD_RW_AD\x2d7561S_SCA0616179.device                          loaded active   plugged   hp_DVD_RW_AD-7561S
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203.device                            loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart1.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart2.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart3.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart4.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart5.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart6.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart7.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart8.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-ata\x2dSAMSUNG_HM250HI_S20TJ9GZ318203\x2dpart9.device                   loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937.device                                        loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart1.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart2.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart3.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart4.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart5.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart6.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart7.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart8.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2did-wwn\x2d0x50024e920206e937\x2dpart9.device                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-archboot.device                                                      loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-archhome.device                                                      loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-archroot.device                                                      loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-RECOVERY.device                                                      loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-swap.device                                                          loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-SYSTEM.device                                                        loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-06509CD3509CCB37.device                                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-3A826BE1826B9FDD.device                                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-48c029b4\x2d50db\x2d41c7\x2dbc55\x2df2e244d0bcfc.device               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-cc532a53\x2d1612\x2d4484\x2da957\x2d5c0469288591.device               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-E4266E11266DE4D0.device                                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-e601cf1e\x2d34c4\x2d4561\x2da224\x2dc2dae0106afc.device               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-EAB06AB2B06A84C3.device                                               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-disk-by\x2duuid-ebba1856\x2d23f6\x2d49bb\x2db9c8\x2d6f81b8c32703.device               loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda.device                                                                            loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda1.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda2.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda3.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda4.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda5.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda6.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda7.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda8.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sda9.device                                                                           loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
dev-sr0.device                                                                            loaded active   plugged   hp_DVD_RW_AD-7561S
dev-ttyS0.device                                                                          loaded active   plugged   /dev/ttyS0
dev-ttyS1.device                                                                          loaded active   plugged   /dev/ttyS1
dev-ttyS2.device                                                                          loaded active   plugged   /dev/ttyS2
dev-ttyS3.device                                                                          loaded active   plugged   /dev/ttyS3
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1b.0-sound-card0.device                                    loaded active   plugged   82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1c.1-0000:10:00.0-ssb0:0-net-wlan0.device                  loaded active   plugged   BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1c.5-0000:30:00.0-net-eth0.device                          loaded active   plugged   88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1d.7-usb6-6\x2d2-6\x2d2:1.0-net-usb0.device                loaded active   plugged   Desire HD (modem mode)
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda1.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda2.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda3.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda4.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda5.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda6.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda7.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda8.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda-sda9.device  loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata1-host0-target0:0:0-0:0:0:0-block-sda.device       loaded active   plugged   SAMSUNG_HM250HI
sys-devices-pci0000:00-0000:00:1f.2-ata3-host2-target2:0:0-2:0:0:0-block-sr0.device       loaded active   plugged   hp_DVD_RW_AD-7561S
sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS0.device                                          loaded active   plugged   /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS0
sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS1.device                                          loaded active   plugged   /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS1
sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS2.device                                          loaded active   plugged   /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS2
sys-devices-platform-serial8250-tty-ttyS3.device                                          loaded active   plugged   /sys/devices/platform/serial8250/tty/ttyS3
sys-module-configfs.device                                                                loaded active   plugged   /sys/module/configfs
sys-subsystem-net-devices-eth0.device                                                     loaded active   plugged   88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
sys-subsystem-net-devices-usb0.device                                                     loaded active   plugged   Desire HD (modem mode)
sys-subsystem-net-devices-wlan0.device                                                    loaded active   plugged   BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
-.mount                                                                                   loaded active   mounted   /
boot.mount                                                                                loaded active   mounted   /boot
dev-hugepages.mount                                                                       loaded active   mounted   Huge Pages File System
dev-mqueue.mount                                                                          loaded active   mounted   POSIX Message Queue File System
home.mount                                                                                loaded active   mounted   /home
proc-sys-fs-binfmt_misc.mount                                                             loaded active   mounted   Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System
sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount                                                             loaded inactive dead      FUSE Control File System
sys-kernel-config.mount                                                                   loaded active   mounted   Configuration File System
sys-kernel-debug.mount                                                                    loaded active   mounted   Debug File System
tmp.mount                                                                                 loaded active   mounted   /tmp
systemd-ask-password-console.path                                                         loaded active   waiting   Dispatch Password Requests to Console Directory Watch
systemd-ask-password-wall.path                                                            loaded active   waiting   Forward Password Requests to Wall Directory Watch
alsa-restore.service                                                                      loaded inactive dead      Restore Sound Card State
alsa-state.service                                                                        loaded inactive dead      Manage Sound Card State (restore and store)
alsa-store.service                                                                        loaded inactive dead      Store Sound Card State
auditd.service                                                                            error  inactive dead      auditd.service
autofs.service                                                                            loaded active   running   Automounts filesystems on demand
cronie.service                                                                            loaded active   running   Periodic Command Scheduler
dbus.service                                                                              loaded active   running   D-Bus System Message Bus
dmeventd.service                                                                          loaded inactive dead      Device-mapper event daemon
emergency.service                                                                         loaded inactive dead      Emergency Shell
getty@tty1.service                                                                        loaded active   running   Getty on tty1
lvmetad.service                                                                           loaded inactive dead      LVM2 metadata daemon
netctl.service                                                                            loaded inactive dead      (Re)store the netctl profile state
netctl@bibliotheek.service                                                                loaded failed   failed    Networking for netctl profile bibliotheek
NetworkManager-wait-online.service                                                        error  inactive dead      NetworkManager-wait-online.service
NetworkManager.service                                                                    error  inactive dead      NetworkManager.service
plymouth-quit-wait.service                                                                error  inactive dead      plymouth-quit-wait.service
plymouth-start.service                                                                    error  inactive dead      plymouth-start.service
preload.service                                                                           loaded active   running   Adaptive readahead daemon
rescue.service                                                                            loaded inactive dead      Rescue Shell
slim.service                                                                              loaded active   running   SLiM Simple Login Manager
syslog.service                                                                            error  inactive dead      syslog.service
systemd-ask-password-console.service                                                      loaded inactive dead      Dispatch Password Requests to Console
systemd-ask-password-wall.service                                                         loaded inactive dead      Forward Password Requests to Wall
systemd-binfmt.service                                                                    loaded active   exited    Set Up Additional Binary Formats
systemd-fsck-root.service                                                                 loaded inactive dead      File System Check on Root Device
systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-cc532a53\x2d1612\x2d4484\x2da957\x2d5c0469288591.service loaded inactive dead      File System Check on /dev/disk/by-uuid/cc532a53-1612-4484-a957-5c0469288591
systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-ebba1856\x2d23f6\x2d49bb\x2db9c8\x2d6f81b8c32703.service loaded inactive dead      File System Check on /dev/disk/by-uuid/ebba1856-23f6-49bb-b9c8-6f81b8c32703
systemd-initctl.service                                                                   loaded inactive dead      /dev/initctl Compatibility Daemon
systemd-journal-flush.service                                                             loaded inactive dead      Trigger Flushing of Journal to Persistent Storage
systemd-journald.service                                                                  loaded active   running   Journal Service
systemd-logind.service                                                                    loaded active   running   Login Service
systemd-modules-load.service                                                              loaded active   exited    Load Kernel Modules
systemd-random-seed-load.service                                                          loaded inactive dead      Load Random Seed
systemd-random-seed-save.service                                                          loaded inactive dead      Save Random Seed
systemd-readahead-collect.service                                                         loaded inactive dead      Collect Read-Ahead Data
systemd-readahead-done.service                                                            loaded inactive dead      Stop Read-Ahead Data Collection
systemd-readahead-replay.service                                                          loaded inactive dead      Replay Read-Ahead Data
systemd-remount-fs.service                                                                loaded active   exited    Remount Root and Kernel File Systems
systemd-shutdownd.service                                                                 loaded inactive dead      Delayed Shutdown Service
systemd-sysctl.service                                                                    loaded active   exited    Apply Kernel Variables
systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service                                                            loaded inactive dead      Cleanup of Temporary Directories
systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service                                                        loaded inactive dead      Create static device nodes in /dev
systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service                                                            loaded active   exited    Recreate Volatile Files and Directories
systemd-udev-trigger.service                                                              loaded active   exited    udev Coldplug all Devices
systemd-udevd.service                                                                     loaded active   running   udev Kernel Device Manager
systemd-update-utmp.service                                                               loaded active   exited    Update UTMP about System Reboot/Shutdown
systemd-user-sessions.service                                                             loaded active   exited    Permit User Sessions
systemd-vconsole-setup.service                                                            loaded active   exited    Setup Virtual Console
ypbind.service                                                                            error  inactive dead      ypbind.service
dbus.socket                                                                               loaded active   running   D-Bus System Message Bus Socket
dmeventd.socket                                                                           loaded active   listening Device-mapper event daemon FIFOs
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LOAD   = Reflects whether the unit definition was properly loaded.
ACTIVE = The high-level unit activation state, i.e. generalization of SUB.
SUB    = The low-level unit activation state, values depend on unit type.

175 loaded units listed.
To show all installed unit files use 'systemctl list-unit-files'.

But what is the source of the problem? And how do I find it. Is there a way to to find out which service/module/program/whatever is preventing my wifi from working and shuts it down as soon as it's seem to work for a few2 seconds?

Last edited by ed (2013-07-12 15:30:52)

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#8 2013-07-12 16:09:40

Strike0
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From: Germany
Registered: 2011-09-05
Posts: 1,277

Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

If it connects, but deauthenticates sometimes that comes from troubles with powersave kicking in. Maybe check on that. Also worth a try is disabling hardware encryption

modprobe b43 nohwcrypt=1

edit: btw, the dmesg error you quote above is for IPv6 only

Last edited by Strike0 (2013-07-12 16:12:21)

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#9 2013-09-10 22:42:04

ed
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Registered: 2011-05-27
Posts: 10

Re: Compaq 610 wireless problem (Broadcom 14e4:4315)

It has been a while, because I had other priorities and gave up to solve it for a while. It was not blocking because I could use my phone as usb wifi adapter. But now I really need the better wifi in my laptop. It has a far better reception then my phone.So I tried again. The situation is like this.

rfkill list all
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: no
1: hp-gps: GPS
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

I have to

rfkill unblock 0
ip link set wlan0 up

But when I start wifi-menu it finds no networks, and wlan0 is down again. Sometimes. I iplinksetwlan0up again and start wifi-menu. When I'm fast enough I can connect. And then it it stays connected. Yay! So my wifi card and firmware works, but why this behaviour?

Strike0 wrote:

If it connects, but deauthenticates sometimes that comes from troubles with powersave kicking in. Maybe check on that.

Yes. that could be, but I'm not running on the battery, so the powersave should be off, but iwconfig shows it's initially on. This is my config.
(BTW I also discabled hardware encryption as you said, maybe it helped me to get connected now...)

% cat /etc/laptop-mode/conf.d/wireless-power.conf         
#
# Configuration file for Laptop Mode Tools module wireless-power.
#
# For more information, consult the laptop-mode.conf(8) manual page.
#


###############################################################################
# Generic wireless power saving mode settings
# -------------------------------------------
#
# If you enable this setting, laptop mode tools will automatically set the
# power saving mode of wireless interfaces which support power saving using
# the iwconfig power on/off setting.
#
###############################################################################

# Enable debug mode for this module
# Set to 1 if you want to debug this module
DEBUG=0

# Control generic wireless interface power saving mode?
CONTROL_WIRELESS_POWER_SAVING="auto"

WIRELESS_AC_POWER_SAVING=0
WIRELESS_BATT_POWER_SAVING=1

And even if I was on battery, why shutting wifi down seconds after I brought it up!?

So I've two remaining questions to make it work as I think it should:
- How can I get more than a few seconds to connect before powersave shuts the wifi down? Is there a 'PATIENCE' setting?
- And when I'm on power I do want wlan default up. And powersave should not kick in, like the config shows. Why doesn't it work?

Last edited by ed (2013-09-11 13:55:42)

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