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David1729

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  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    The iso file is intact. (And I downloaded it on Windows and checked the checksum on Linux, so it doesn't look like a character mapping problem.) But someone said something about checking whether the file had burned to the DVD correctly. This was the bit I couldn't work out how to do. Someone said I could run a check from the CD's boot menu. But I can't find the boot menu. I don't even know what the filename extension for batch files in Linux is. It said that running from boot doesn't work on my computer, and offered the option (which I accepted) of modifying the hard disk's boot sector so that there's a menu at startup where I choose between Windows and Ubuntu-from-CD. Anyway, the upshot is if someone can help me find the boot file then maybe I can run it (or part of it) to check the integrity of the CD. The file was ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso . How do I know if this is the right file? How badly would I expect it to go wrong if I got the wrong iso file? At the moment, Linux sort of works, it's lost most of the previous bugs but picked up some new ones, and it crashes quite a lot.
    Link to this post 16 Jul 10

    The iso file is intact. (And I downloaded it on Windows and checked the checksum on Linux, so it doesn't look like a character mapping problem.) But someone said something about checking whether the file had burned to the DVD correctly. This was the bit I couldn't work out how to do.

    Someone said I could run a check from the CD's boot menu. But I can't find the boot menu. I don't even know what the filename extension for batch files in Linux is. It said that running from boot doesn't work on my computer, and offered the option (which I accepted) of modifying the hard disk's boot sector so that there's a menu at startup where I choose between Windows and Ubuntu-from-CD. Anyway, the upshot is if someone can help me find the boot file then maybe I can run it (or part of it) to check the integrity of the CD.

    The file was ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso . How do I know if this is the right file? How badly would I expect it to go wrong if I got the wrong iso file? At the moment, Linux sort of works, it's lost most of the previous bugs but picked up some new ones, and it crashes quite a lot.

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    OK, that didn't work so well... I still couldn't work out how to check that the CD was burned properly, but I burned it anyway. Maybe I should try doing another copy. One hardware question: Is it OK to label the CD using a permanent marker? (I don't mean on the side where the laser beam is.) I've always thought it was, but maybe not.
    Link to this post 14 Jul 10

    OK, that didn't work so well...

    I still couldn't work out how to check that the CD was burned properly, but I burned it anyway. Maybe I should try doing another copy.

    One hardware question: Is it OK to label the CD using a permanent marker? (I don't mean on the side where the laser beam is.) I've always thought it was, but maybe not.

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    OK, I wasn't sure how to verify the download, so instead of a clean install I just upgraded to Lucid. WiFi and sound now work, but the screen size is still wrong and some other things haven't gone smoothly either. So I'd like to do a clean install. This begs some questions: How do I check that I've downloaded the iso file correctly? (I.e. how do I check the checksum and where does it say what the checksum should be?) How do I check that it's burned on the CD correctly? And how do I uninstall the current installation?
    Link to this post 09 Jul 10

    OK, I wasn't sure how to verify the download, so instead of a clean install I just upgraded to Lucid. WiFi and sound now work, but the screen size is still wrong and some other things haven't gone smoothly either. So I'd like to do a clean install. This begs some questions: How do I check that I've downloaded the iso file correctly? (I.e. how do I check the checksum and where does it say what the checksum should be?) How do I check that it's burned on the CD correctly? And how do I uninstall the current installation?

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    "stuck w/ Hardy"? I didn't see any reason to change. Are you implying that I was supposed to upgrade every time they released a new version?
    Link to this post 08 Jul 10

    "stuck w/ Hardy"? I didn't see any reason to change. Are you implying that I was supposed to upgrade every time they released a new version?

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    [code]david@david-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ath_pci [sudo] password for david: david@david-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ath5k FATAL: Module ath5k not found. david@david-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. david@david-laptop:~$ uname -r 2.6.24-28-generic [/code] I believe it's Hardy Heron (8.04).
    Link to this post 07 Jul 10

    david@david-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod ath_pci
    [sudo] password for david:
    david@david-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe ath5k
    FATAL: Module ath5k not found.
    david@david-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    david@david-laptop:~$ uname -r
    2.6.24-28-generic

    I believe it's Hardy Heron (8.04).

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    Will I lose stuff I've installed?
    Link to this post 06 Jul 10

    Will I lose stuff I've installed?

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    I don't remember.
    Link to this post 06 Jul 10

    I don't remember.

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    I downloaded it and burned it onto a CD. (Or do I mean DVD?)
    Link to this post 06 Jul 10

    I downloaded it and burned it onto a CD. (Or do I mean DVD?)

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    I get no output whatsoever. But when I type just "lsmod" I get the output listed below. You mention other issues. I do have other issues with Ubuntu, but I hadn't said anything about them because I thought you had enough to deal with. But if they might be connected to this, then I might as well tell you: - I have no sound at all. - The screen resolution is 800x600, and the only other option is 640x480 which is even worse. (So, for instance, I can't see all of this webpage without scrolling horizontally.) - I have trouble installing things from source, it looks like part of the gcc package is missing or something. [code]david@david-laptop:~$ lsmod Module Size Used by xt_limit 3584 8 xt_tcpudp 4096 7 ipt_LOG 7296 8 ipt_MASQUERADE 4608 0 ipt_TOS 3200 0 ipt_REJECT 5632 1 nf_conntrack_irc 7576 0 nf_conntrack_ftp 10144 0 xt_state 3328 6 rfcomm 41872 2 l2cap 25728 13 rfcomm bluetooth 61028 4 rfcomm,l2cap ppdev 10372 0 acpi_cpufreq 10796 1 cpufreq_stats 7104 0 cpufreq_ondemand 9740 1 freq_table 5536 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand cpufreq_userspace 5284 0 cpufreq_powersave 2688 0 cpufreq_conservative 8712 0 container 5632 0 dock 11280 0 sbs 15112 0 sbshc 7680 1 sbs ipv6 268036 10 af_packet 23812 2 ppp_generic 29588 0 slhc 7040 1 ppp_generic parport_pc 36260 0 lp 12324 0 parport 37832 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp joydev 13120 0 evdev 13056 7 psmouse 40336 0 pcspkr 4224 0 serio_raw 7940 0 snd_hda_intel 346264 3 snd_pcm_oss 42144 0 snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss ath_pci 101152 0 wlan 207216 1 ath_pci ath_hal 194256 1 ath_pci snd_pcm 78724 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel video 19856 0 output 4736 1 video snd_seq_dummy 4868 0 ac 6916 0 battery 14212 0 snd_seq_oss 35584 0 snd_seq_midi 9376 0 snd_rawmidi 25760 1 snd_seq_midi snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi asus_laptop 19064 0 snd_seq 54224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event led_class 6020 1 asus_laptop snd_timer 24836 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq snd_seq_device 9612 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq button 9232 0 snd 56996 17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device soundcore 8800 1 snd sis190 22020 0 mii 6400 1 sis190 shpchp 34452 0 pci_hotplug 30880 1 shpchp iptable_nat 8324 0 nf_nat 20396 2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat nf_conntrack_ipv4 19208 8 iptable_nat nf_conntrack 66752 7 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_conntrack_ftp,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4 iptable_mangle 3712 0 iptable_filter 3840 1 ip_tables 14820 3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter x_tables 16132 9 xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_LOG,ipt_MASQUERADE,ipt_TOS,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables ext3 136968 1 jbd 48404 1 ext3 mbcache 9600 1 ext3 loop 18948 2 sd_mod 30720 2 sg 36880 0 sr_mod 17956 0 cdrom 37408 1 sr_mod ata_generic 8324 0 pata_acpi 8320 0 sata_sis 9732 1 ehci_hcd 37900 0 pata_sis 15236 1 sata_sis libata 159728 4 ata_generic,pata_acpi,sata_sis,pata_sis scsi_mod 151692 4 sd_mod,sg,sr_mod,libata ohci_hcd 26640 0 usbcore 146412 3 ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd thermal 16796 0 processor 36616 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal fan 5636 0 fbcon 42912 0 tileblit 3584 1 fbcon font 9472 1 fbcon bitblit 6784 1 fbcon softcursor 3072 1 bitblit fuse 50708 5 [/code]
    Link to this post 05 Jul 10

    I get no output whatsoever. But when I type just "lsmod" I get the output listed below.

    You mention other issues. I do have other issues with Ubuntu, but I hadn't said anything about them because I thought you had enough to deal with. But if they might be connected to this, then I might as well tell you:
    - I have no sound at all.
    - The screen resolution is 800x600, and the only other option is 640x480 which is even worse. (So, for instance, I can't see all of this webpage without scrolling horizontally.)
    - I have trouble installing things from source, it looks like part of the gcc package is missing or something.

    david@david-laptop:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    xt_limit 3584 8
    xt_tcpudp 4096 7
    ipt_LOG 7296 8
    ipt_MASQUERADE 4608 0
    ipt_TOS 3200 0
    ipt_REJECT 5632 1
    nf_conntrack_irc 7576 0
    nf_conntrack_ftp 10144 0
    xt_state 3328 6
    rfcomm 41872 2
    l2cap 25728 13 rfcomm
    bluetooth 61028 4 rfcomm,l2cap
    ppdev 10372 0
    acpi_cpufreq 10796 1
    cpufreq_stats 7104 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 9740 1
    freq_table 5536 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    cpufreq_userspace 5284 0
    cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
    cpufreq_conservative 8712 0
    container 5632 0
    dock 11280 0
    sbs 15112 0
    sbshc 7680 1 sbs
    ipv6 268036 10
    af_packet 23812 2
    ppp_generic 29588 0
    slhc 7040 1 ppp_generic
    parport_pc 36260 0
    lp 12324 0
    parport 37832 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev 13120 0
    evdev 13056 7
    psmouse 40336 0
    pcspkr 4224 0
    serio_raw 7940 0
    snd_hda_intel 346264 3
    snd_pcm_oss 42144 0
    snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss
    ath_pci 101152 0
    wlan 207216 1 ath_pci
    ath_hal 194256 1 ath_pci
    snd_pcm 78724 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
    video 19856 0
    output 4736 1 video
    snd_seq_dummy 4868 0
    ac 6916 0
    battery 14212 0
    snd_seq_oss 35584 0
    snd_seq_midi 9376 0
    snd_rawmidi 25760 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    asus_laptop 19064 0
    snd_seq 54224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    led_class 6020 1 asus_laptop
    snd_timer 24836 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 9612 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    button 9232 0
    snd 56996 17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore 8800 1 snd
    sis190 22020 0
    mii 6400 1 sis190
    shpchp 34452 0
    pci_hotplug 30880 1 shpchp
    iptable_nat 8324 0
    nf_nat 20396 2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
    nf_conntrack_ipv4 19208 8 iptable_nat
    nf_conntrack 66752 7 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_conntrack_ftp,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
    iptable_mangle 3712 0
    iptable_filter 3840 1
    ip_tables 14820 3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
    x_tables 16132 9 xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_LOG,ipt_MASQUERADE,ipt_TOS,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables
    ext3 136968 1
    jbd 48404 1 ext3
    mbcache 9600 1 ext3
    loop 18948 2
    sd_mod 30720 2
    sg 36880 0
    sr_mod 17956 0
    cdrom 37408 1 sr_mod
    ata_generic 8324 0
    pata_acpi 8320 0
    sata_sis 9732 1
    ehci_hcd 37900 0
    pata_sis 15236 1 sata_sis
    libata 159728 4 ata_generic,pata_acpi,sata_sis,pata_sis
    scsi_mod 151692 4 sd_mod,sg,sr_mod,libata
    ohci_hcd 26640 0
    usbcore 146412 3 ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    thermal 16796 0
    processor 36616 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan 5636 0
    fbcon 42912 0
    tileblit 3584 1 fbcon
    font 9472 1 fbcon
    bitblit 6784 1 fbcon
    softcursor 3072 1 bitblit
    fuse 50708 5

  • David1729
    RE: Cant find any wireless networks
    [code]david@david-laptop:~$ ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:60:ec:47:75 inet addr:192.168.1.72 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21d:60ff:feec:4775/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:591 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:565 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:646666 (631.5 KB) TX bytes:115766 (113.0 KB) Interrupt:20 Base address:0xdead 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:1866 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:1866 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:78372 (76.5 KB) TX bytes:78372 (76.5 KB) david@david-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist scan [sudo] password for david: lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. [/code]
    Link to this post 26 Jun 10

    david@david-laptop:~$ ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1d:60:ec:47:75
    inet addr:192.168.1.72 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::21d:60ff:feec:4775/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:591 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:565 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:646666 (631.5 KB) TX bytes:115766 (113.0 KB)
    Interrupt:20 Base address:0xdead

    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:1866 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1866 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:78372 (76.5 KB) TX bytes:78372 (76.5 KB)

    david@david-laptop:~$ sudo iwlist scan
    [sudo] password for david:
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

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