Hi all, I’ve got a generic laptop (infoclick model number 755118) which I think is probably really a mecer 755118 that infoclick slapped their name on. Anyhow, I can’t find my wireless device, let alone get it to work.
Here is my lspci…
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:03.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller
01:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)
01:0c.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
Notice no wireless device listed.
And here is my lsusb…
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Again… no wireless listed.
Whats Up? I’m going to try booting a puppy live cd, to see if that can see any wireless devices. I’ll be back…
If it doesn’t show up,try lspci -nn. Also, check for a hardware switch & make sure it’s on. Another thing,check the BIOS to ensure wireless is enabled. If still no wireless try Google,failing that, the manufacturers website may help
Thanks. The lspci -nn returned the same info as before, so no help there. The infoclick.ca website is in french, which I don’t know, but searching for my model number on google shows that it matches a model put out my mecer, and most of the entries are from forums where windows folks are looking for drivers for sound, video, and wireless. I message quite a few of these people asking for information, but windows people aren’t use to community helpfulness, so even though I told them all that mecer has a link to its drivers on their contacts page, not one of them has sent me an email in regards to which driver I might need.
I’m thinking that you might be right about the hardware switch, but if so, its a keyboard function, and there isn’t any label to suggest where it might be. There is nothing on the chassis, though I did notice a volume dial that I hadn’t seen before. There is also nothing in the bios about wireless, and I haven’t been able to find any info about this machine at all, from either mecer, or from infoclick. I tried to take the laptop apart, thinking that I would just look at the wireless device directly, but the laptop is riveted in key areas to prevent this, so… nothing. I do have an empty pcmcia card slot, so If I can’t get wireless working before payday, I’ll just go out and buy one. Anyhow, thanks for the suggestion.
BTW, what is the -nn for?
This is solved, kind of. I opened the case (it had two rivets that I had to drill out) and there is no wireless device in it. Just a little piece of rubber. I’ve got a USB wireless device for the moment. Will upgrade to a PCMCIA soon.
> This is solved, kind of. I opened the case (it had two rivets that I had
> to drill out) and there is no wireless device in it. Just a little piece
> of rubber. I’ve got a USB wireless device for the moment. Will upgrade
> to a PCMCIA soon.
When it didn’t show up with lspci or lsusb, that was a clear indication it was
defective. I guess missing is one form of defective.