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    Default Wireless problems HP ZV5000 Broadcom 4303

    Help!

    It seems everyone has this problem, but I can't figure out how to get the dang wireless to work..
    I'm sure it has to do with the switch because rfkill returns a hard block..

    so, here's the info I have:

    PC742AV is the part number of this machine.. HP Pavillion ZV5000

    /sbin/lspci give:

    02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4303 802.11b Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

    /sbin/lspci -n gives:

    02:02.0 0280: 14e4:4301 (rev 02)

    dmesg | less gives:

    [ 11.793967] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    [ 11.794088] ssb: Core 0 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x02, vendor 0x4243)
    [ 11.794096] ssb: Core 1 found: PCMCIA (cc 0x80D, rev 0x00, vendor 0x4243)
    [ 11.794103] ssb: Core 2 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x02, vendor 0x4243)
    [ 11.794109] ssb: Core 3 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x01, vendor 0x4243)
    [ 11.794116] ssb: Core 4 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x03, vendor 0x4243)
    [ 11.797639] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:02:02.0
    [ 12.013945] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
    [ 12.190408] ATI IXP MC97 controller 0000:00:14.6: PCI INT B -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
    [ 12.197360] b44: b44.c:v2.0
    [ 12.197389] b44: Invalid MAC address found in EEPROM
    [ 12.197409] b44 ssb0:1: Problem fetching invariants of chip, aborting
    [ 12.197431] b44: probe of ssb0:1 failed with error -22
    [ 12.439831] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
    [ 12.439838] (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
    [ 12.439843] (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 12.439846] (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 12.439850] (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 12.439853] (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
    [ 12.439856] (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)

    snip

    [ 12.684621] b43legacy-phy0: Broadcom 4301 WLAN found
    [ 13.019861] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
    [ 13.021020] Broadcom 43xx-legacy driver loaded [ Features: PLID, Firmware-ID: FW10 ]

    snip

    [ 56.160052] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    [ 56.480082] b43legacy-phy0: Loading firmware version 0x127, patch level 14 (2005-04-18 02:36:27)
    [ 56.624198] Registered led device: b43legacy-phy0::tx
    [ 56.624262] Registered led device: b43legacy-phy0::rx
    [ 56.624320] Registered led device: b43legacy-phy0::radio
    [ 56.636572] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [ 56.644157] b43legacy-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to DISABLED
    [ 59.549226] EXT4-fs (sda6): re-mounted. Opts: acl,user_xattr,commit=0
    [ 59.583270] EXT4-fs (sda7): re-mounted. Opts: acl,user_xattr,commit=0
    [ 151.299266] bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
    [ 221.023307] fuse init (API version 7.15)
    [14386.941296] EXT4-fs (sda6): re-mounted. Opts: acl,user_xattr,commit=0


    usr/sbin/iwconfig gives

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSIDff/any
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Power Managementff

    sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan gives

    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

    and finally

    /usr/sbin/rfkill list

    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes

    there is a wireless function key and light that worked under windows but has no fuction on this machine..

    I'm running opensuse 11.4 gnome

    I tried going through the "fixing the SPROM programming error..." instructions , but keep getting an error when I use the make command and therefore the ssb-sprom -i sprom.old -P command does not exist..

    david@linux-i93f:~/b43-tools/ssb_sprom> make
    DEPEND dep/utils.d
    /bin/sh: cc: command not found
    DEPEND dep/ssb_sprom.d
    /bin/sh: cc: command not found
    CC obj/ssb_sprom.o
    /bin/sh: cc: command not found
    make: *** [obj/ssb_sprom.o] Error 127
    david@linux-i93f:~/b43-tools/ssb_sprom>

    any help would be much appreciated

    thanks

    David

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    Default Re: Wireless problems HP ZV5000 Broadcom 4303

    On 04/13/2011 08:36 PM, dvdhrry wrote:
    >
    > Help!
    >
    > It seems everyone has this problem, but I can't figure out how to get
    > the dang wireless to work..
    > I'm sure it has to do with the switch because rfkill returns a hard
    > block..


    That is correct.

    > so, here's the info I have:
    >
    > PC742AV is the part number of this machine.. HP Pavillion ZV5000
    >
    > /sbin/lspci give:
    >
    > 02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4303 802.11b
    > Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
    > 02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    > RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    >
    > /sbin/lspci -n gives:
    >
    > 02:02.0 0280: 14e4:4301 (rev 02)
    >
    > dmesg | less gives:
    >
    > [ 11.793967] b43-pci-bridge 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level,
    > low) -> IRQ 18
    > [ 11.794088] ssb: Core 0 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x02,
    > vendor 0x4243)
    > [ 11.794096] ssb: Core 1 found: PCMCIA (cc 0x80D, rev 0x00, vendor
    > 0x4243)
    > [ 11.794103] ssb: Core 2 found: Fast Ethernet (cc 0x806, rev 0x02,
    > vendor 0x4243)
    > [ 11.794109] ssb: Core 3 found: V90 (cc 0x807, rev 0x01, vendor
    > 0x4243)
    > [ 11.794116] ssb: Core 4 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x03, vendor
    > 0x4243)
    > [ 11.797639] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device
    > 0000:02:02.0
    > [ 12.013945] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory
    > domain
    > [ 12.190408] ATI IXP MC97 controller 0000:00:14.6: PCI INT B -> GSI 5
    > (level, low) -> IRQ 5
    > [ 12.197360] b44: b44.c:v2.0
    > [ 12.197389] b44: Invalid MAC address found in EEPROM
    > [ 12.197409] b44 ssb0:1: Problem fetching invariants of chip,
    > aborting
    > [ 12.197431] b44: probe of ssb0:1 failed with error -22


    This error can be ignored. Because there is an unused V90 (Ethernet) core, the
    system erroneously tries to load b44. There is a code fix for 2.6.38, but you
    don't have to worry.

    > snip
    >
    > [ 12.684621] b43legacy-phy0: Broadcom 4301 WLAN found
    > [ 13.019861] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm
    > 'minstrel_ht'
    > [ 13.021020] Broadcom 43xx-legacy driver loaded [ Features: PLID,
    > Firmware-ID: FW10 ]
    >
    > snip
    >
    > [ 56.160052] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    > [ 56.480082] b43legacy-phy0: Loading firmware version 0x127, patch
    > level 14 (2005-04-18 02:36:27)
    > [ 56.624198] Registered led device: b43legacy-phy0::tx
    > [ 56.624262] Registered led device: b43legacy-phy0::rx
    > [ 56.624320] Registered led device: b43legacy-phy0::radio
    > [ 56.636572] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    > [ 56.644157] b43legacy-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to
    > DISABLED


    Here is the indication that the switch is off.

    > usr/sbin/iwconfig gives
    >
    > lo no wireless extensions.
    >
    > eth0 no wireless extensions.
    >
    > wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSIDff/any
    > Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
    > Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    > Power Managementff
    >
    > sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan gives
    >
    > lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
    >
    > eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
    >
    > wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
    >
    > and finally
    >
    > /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    >
    > 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    > Soft blocked: no
    > Hard blocked: yes
    >
    > there is a wireless function key and light that worked under windows
    > but has no fuction on this machine..
    >
    > I'm running opensuse 11.4 gnome
    >
    > I tried going through the "fixing the SPROM programming error..."
    > instructions , but keep getting an error when I use the make command and
    > therefore the ssb-sprom -i sprom.old -P command does not exist..


    As I said above, don't do this.

    The wireless function light is probably handled by a module called hp-wmi.
    First, is this loaded - test it with

    Code:
    lsmod | grep wmi
    If that command does not produce any output, load it with

    Code:
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -v hp-wmi
    Does that help?

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    Default Re: Wireless problems HP ZV5000 Broadcom 4303

    There is output from lsmod | grep wmi


    david@linux-i93f:~/b43-tools/ssb_sprom> lsmod | grep wmi

    wmi 9625 0


    should I try the other command?

    Thanks

    David

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    Default Re: Wireless problems HP ZV5000 Broadcom 4303

    On 04/14/2011 08:06 AM, dvdhrry wrote:
    >
    > There is output from lsmod | grep wmi
    >
    >
    > david@linux-i93f:~/b43-tools/ssb_sprom> lsmod | grep wmi
    >
    > wmi 9625 0
    >
    >
    > should I try the other command?


    As you only have the generic wmi module, it cannot hurt to try the other.
    Loading a module for which there is no hardware only ties up a little bit of
    memory. There is no other downside.

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    Default Re: Wireless problems HP ZV5000 Broadcom 4303

    david@linux-i93f:~/b43-tools/ssb_sprom> sudo /sbin/modprobe -v hp-wmi
    root's password:
    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-default/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.ko
    FATAL: Error inserting hp_wmi (/lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-default/kernel/drivers/platform/x86/hp-wmi.ko): No such device


    so.. that didn't work. . .

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