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Wi-Fi not working after 11.10 upgrade Lenovo S10-3t

Reported by Harald Rudell on 2011-10-16
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This bug affects 4 people
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Bug Description

upgrade enters this state, which does not work (ifconfig -a lists no interface):
foxyboy@s10t:~/Desktop$ lspci -k -nn -d 14e4:4727
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
 Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]
 Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
 Kernel modules: wl, bcma, brcmsmac

diagnose: open source driver bcma blocks proprietary driver brcmsmac from working. bcma does not work with Broadcom 4313

get-arounds:
sudo rmmod bcma
sudo rmmod brcmsmac
sudo modprobe brcmsmac
wi-fi now works.

or create a one-line file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-bcma
blacklist bcma

then reboot: wi-fi now works
foxyboy@s10t:~$ lspci -k -nn -d 14e4:4727
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
 Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]
 Kernel driver in use: wl
 Kernel modules: wl, bcma, brcmsmac

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: linux-image-3.0.0-12-generic 3.0.0-12.20
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
AplayDevices:
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
ArecordDevices:
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: foxyboy 1716 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf0400000 irq 45'
   Mixer name : 'Conexant CX20582 (Pebble)'
   Components : 'HDA:14f15066,17aa4003,00100302'
   Controls : 8
   Simple ctrls : 5
Date: Sun Oct 16 11:16:46 2011
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=695c8efa-91da-424d-983e-cc08dd01eba3
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100224.3)
MachineType: LENOVO INVALID
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=UUID=ffaa4e66-df31-4488-8f49-7bc442dbcaca ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-3.0.0-12-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.0.0-12-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.60
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-16 (0 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 12/11/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 24CN18WW
dmi.board.name: Caucasus2
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Lenovo
dmi.chassis.version: Rev 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr24CN18WW:bd12/11/2009:svnLENOVO:pnINVALID:pvrLenovoIdeapadS10-3t:rvnLENOVO:rnCaucasus2:rvrRev1.0:cvnLenovo:ct10:cvrRev1.0:
dmi.product.name: INVALID
dmi.product.version: Lenovo Ideapad S10-3t
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

Harald Rudell (harald-rudell) wrote :
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-10-16
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to test the latest upstream kernel? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Please test the release candidate kernel versus the daily build. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

Thanks in advance.

tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
Philippe Coval (rzr) wrote :

I tested upstream (daily one not rc) and the shipped opensource driver : b43

but it seems to not support this device
(got it also on lenovo g470) ...

I am collecting some infos at :

http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo

Regards

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: regression-release
peter b (b1pete) wrote :
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pc: acer one 522
problem: wireless unstable --> repeatedly (3-4 times) connects for 5-6 sec then out of the blue disconnects.

sudo ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1c:75:08:de:da:a0
          inet addr:192.168.2.17 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::1e75:8ff:fede:daa0/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:3202 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1165 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1231201 (1.2 MB) TX bytes:162721 (162.7 KB)
          Interrupt:41

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ec:55:f9:24:47:97
          inet6 addr: fe80::ee55:f9ff:fe24:4797/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:6992
          TX packets:122 errors:23 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:28845 (28.8 KB)
          Interrupt:19

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:160 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:160 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:12208 (12.2 KB) TX bytes:12208 (12.2 KB)

sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:72 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=-86 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:106 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

sudo iwlist eth1 scan
eth1 Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:26:50:B3:59:69
                    ESSID:"BELL864"
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency=2.427 GHz (Channel 4)
                    Quality:5/5 Signal level:-24 dBm Noise level:-89 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
                              48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s

connection file shows the ssid scanned as well as the proper keys.

lspci -k -nn -d 14e4:4727
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
 Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0510]
 Kernel driver in use: wl
 Kernel modules: wl, bcma, brcmsmac

wifi light is ON

/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
# program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.
#
# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single
# line, and change only the value of the NAME= key.

# PCI devi...

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Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

@Peter

Would it be possible for you to try the mainline kernel mentioned in comment #2?

peter b (b1pete) wrote :

@jsalisbury

thank you for timely reply. currently I have

uname -a
Linux acer522-oneiric1110 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

before proceeding a little help needed to choose the upstream kernel that would help you guys the most vis-a-vis current install.

should I choose from ubuntu ppa mainline ? if so pls check my selection

current 3.0.0.12.20 --> 3.0.4 --> v3.0.4-oneiric/ of 30-Aug-2011 14:47

if correct then

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.0.4............amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.04..........amd64.deb

awaiting your reply.
tu.

peter b (b1pete) wrote :

@jsalisbury

or should I choose the daily current 3.1.0-999.......... .deb of 21-Oct-2011 08:25 ?

sorry for two posts on same question. tu.

peter b (b1pete) wrote :

follow up on #6 and #7

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.04..........amd64.deb

and

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.1.0-999..........amd64.deb

both fail with unmet dependencies, not configured messages.

Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

@peter b

From http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.1-rc10-oneiric/

Can you try the linux-image-3.1.0-030100rc10-generic_3.1.0-030100rc10.201110200610_i386.deb file?

You shouldn't need the headers.

peter b (b1pete) wrote :
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@jsalisbury

well, a little story first -

- I disabled/removed the STA driver then
- over the weekend a belkin N300 usb wifi dongle plugged in and tried;
- I fiddled with dkms and tried to get the realtek module loaded; net results same as with the internal broadcom (the realtek module was created and installed with no errors); brief conn'n established , the dongle light was coming on - as with broadcom then out of the blue disconnected and dongle light disappeared.
- then in additional drivers the belkin/realtek driver removed too.
- used ndiswrapper and xp drivers; net result even worse than the first two - as soon as the command connect issued the desktop disappeared , dumped to a console with enable trace last line and a hard pc lock.

so I decided for a new oneiric install with the N300 usb wifi present. alernate CD install went ok. after first boot

sudo ifconfig
[sudo] password for peter:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1c:75:08:de:da:a0
          inet6 addr: fe80::1e75:8ff:fede:daa0/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:2309 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:30 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:142092 (142.0 KB) TX bytes:5470 (5.4 KB)
          Interrupt:41

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:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ec:55:f9:24:47:97
          inet addr:192.168.2.16 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::ee55:f9ff:fe24:4797/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:124694 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:66189 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:183797851 (183.7 MB) TX bytes:5757259 (5.7 MB)

sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"BELL864"
          Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point: 00:26:50:B3:59:69
          Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=19 dBm
          Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=70/70 Signal level=-148 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:132 Missed beacon:0

/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

# This file was automatically generated by the /lib/udev/write_net_rules
# program, run by the persistent-net-generator.rules rules file.
#
# You can modify it, as long as you keep each rule on a single
# line, and change only the value of the NAME= key.

# PCI device 0x1969:0x2062 (atl1c)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{addre...

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peter b (b1pete) wrote :

v important, sorry I forgot in the previous post

in additional drivers STA driver WAS NOT activated (neither were fglrx drivers).

Harald Rudell, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in the development release from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:
kernel-fixed-upstream
kernel-fixed-upstream-VERSION-NUMBER

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:
kernel-fixed-upstream-v3.12

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:
needs-upstream-testing

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:
kernel-bug-exists-upstream
kernel-bug-exists-upstream-VERSION-NUMBER

As well, please remove the tag:
needs-upstream-testing

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your understanding.

tags: added: bios-outdated-24cn62ww
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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