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mw88
I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on to my Gateway Model No:W323-UI1 and cannot connect to my local router. In my best estimate I need a driver for my internal PCI device.
This is the output of "lspci":

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:0c.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
00:0c.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
00:0c.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
00:0e.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)

I'm am new to linux (first installation), and a push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
michaelk
I assume you are connected to the router using an ethernet cable.
Look at the output of the lsmod command? Do you see the via-rhine module loaded?
You might have to add a kernel option pci=noacpi to the kernel boot line.

The output of the command should display information on eth0 if everything is loaded correctly:
ifconfig -a
mw88
Problem Solved!

I just needed to install the b43-fwcutter and b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer packages. I also added the pci=noacpi option to the kernel boot line as recommended, but it is unclear whether or not that step was necessary on my machine.

Thank you for your assistance michaelk.
mw88
Turns out adding the pci=noacpi option to the boot line causes GRUB2 to hang up on my machine.
michaelk
I had assumed that you actually were trying to connect via wired not wireless.
noacpi should not be necessary.
prid
thanks guys for sharing the very nice information..


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