Ubuntu on HP Mini 110 Wifi issues


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    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is my first non-Android post and hopefully this hasn't been asked here. I know on the Ubuntu forums it's a common problem and one they've tried to address on their official "bug" forum for netbooks. Anyway, I've followed all the directions for trying to fix the wifi inability on my HP. Does anyone have any other advice.
    I've followed all the directions here and still no avail.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Netbooks#HP Mini 110 / Compaq Mini 100c/110c
     

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    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Appreciate it, I did see those after a Google search; roughly the same directions. I'll give it another go. I'm still dual booting off a flash drive for fun. It's really my kick around computer after the desktop and laptop (both happily on W7).
     
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    Oh you arent running Ubuntu on a partitioned portion, that actually might be the issue, and are you running the latest Ubuntu 10.04?
     
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    Yep it's the latest. Do I need to actually install it on the HDD or will wifi work booting it off of a flash drive?

    Edit: Well I think I successfully installed the STA driver through ethernet. Restarting now. We'll see what happens.
     
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    I'm not really sure if flash-boot loads all the drivers, you might have to do a LAN connection and look in hardware drivers in Ubuntu to see if there's a wi-fi driver there, if not than you can always partition your drive and dual boot it.
     
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    Yep, I'm using my LAN ethernet connection (does that make sense?) to install the appropriate driver. However, I'm getting an error each time I try activate the STA driver. As an aside, I'm assuming partitioning my HD wouldn't wipe anything from the existing XP OS, correct? I've just been booting off the SD flash drive for ease without f-ing anything up. Complete linux noob here...:eek:
     
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    If you partition the drive correctly it wont delete anything but it will be a pain in the butt if you decide to get rid of Ubuntu. I'm running 3 different versions of Linux and Win7 here on 1 drive so it works hahah.
     
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    Is that something I need to do inside of Ubuntu, XP or the bootloader? I know it's fairly easy in OSx..
     
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    Its done in Windows XP, in Win7 its very easy because there's a tool build-in to do that for Windows XP you have to find a 3rd party tool. Or you can always try Wubu build into Ubuntu live CD.
     
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    Code (Text):
    1. $dmesg
    If you can't read all of the output, set the terminal lines to unlimited.
    Look for ethX.
    Code (Text):
    1. $sudo (or su)
    2. #iwconfig
    To see if the device can be detected.
    Code (Text):
    1. $cd /lib/module/'uname -a'/kernel/drivers
    Look in net to see if any driver is available and load woth
    Code (Text):
    1. # modprobe 'driver name'
    Systems such a Fedora and SuSe will have out-of-the-box support for wireless.
    A temporary image on an SD card and seeing what firmware and modules are loaded will help.
    Copy those to a usb key and install onto the SD card.
    You may also want to build a minimal system and boot from RAM.
     
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    I had the same problem but finally got wifi working on the HP Mini 110, running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. My Mini 110 came with an Intel N475 processor and Ralink RT3090 wireless card so I'm assuming you have the same specs unless you're using the older Mini 110. Run lspci to check.

    Here's how I did it:


    1. Fire up the terminal and enter
      Code (Text):
      1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:markus-tisoft/rt3090
    2. Code (Text):
      1. sudo apt-get update
    3. Code (Text):
      1. sudo apt-get install rt3090-dkms
    That's all. You might need to reboot after the last step, I don't remember if I had to.

    All the steps above except the last one can be found here:
    https://launchpad.net/~markus-tisoft/+archive/rt3090

    Enjoy!

    Tell me if it works.
     
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    This is correct.
     

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