A bit of Linux Mint help please

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  1. becubed

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    Morning all,
    I was wondering if I could get a bit of help with a new Mint install I've just put onto an old laptop. I pretty much know nothing about Linux but I have to say the install couldn't have been easier and everything has just worked from the get go, even the cordless mouse that I forgot was attached.
    The only niggle I have is that wifi light keeps blinking all the time. I know this is intentional but it's a bright blue led and it's a bit distracting at times.
    I tried the fix from https://gist.github.com/mcmarto/f68cb3359e24c498b4100e7bd3a3cfcf but had no luck.

    This is the system info, if there is anything else let me know.

    skunk@Flatpack ~ $ sudo lspci
    [sudo] password for skunk:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
    00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 MEI Controller (rev 0c)
    00:03.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 PT IDER Controller (rev 0c)
    00:03.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 KT Controller (rev 0c)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M-E) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G84GLM [Quadro FX 570M] (rev a1)
    02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b9)
    02:06.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b9)
    02:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 03)
    02:06.3 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 20)
    10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)


    skunk@Flatpack ~ $ sudo lspci
    [sudo] password for skunk:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port (rev 0c)
    00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 MEI Controller (rev 0c)
    00:03.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 PT IDER Controller (rev 0c)
    00:03.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965 KT Controller (rev 0c)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M-E) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G84GLM [Quadro FX 570M] (rev a1)
    02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b9)
    02:06.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b9)
    02:06.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 03)
    02:06.3 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 20)
    10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)
     
  2. GumbyNoTalent

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    post output of following command

    Code:
    sudo grep led_mode /etc/modprobe.d/wlan.conf
     
  3. OP
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    becubed

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    Thanks Gumby,

    skunk@Flatpack ~ $ sudo grep led_mode /etc/modprobe.d/wlan.conf
    [sudo] password for skunk:
    options iwlwifi led_mode=1

    I forgot to mention it but the modprobe part of the instructions I linked to throws an error when I try and run it but the PC has been rebooted a few times since I first tried this so I thought the change should have been picked up.

    skunk@Flatpack ~ $ sudo modprobe -r iwlwifi
    rmmod: ERROR: missing module name.
    modprobe: FATAL: Error running remove command for iwlwifi
     
  4. Statitica

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    My guess would be edit /etc/modprobe.d/wlan.conf (sudo nano /path/to/file) and change that 1 to a 0
     
  5. GumbyNoTalent

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    hey spunk need you to run this
    Code:
    sudo lspci -vv -s 10:00.0
     
  6. OP
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    becubed

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    sudo lspci -vv -s 10:00.0
    [sudo] password for skunk:
    10:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Vaio VGN-SZ79SN_C
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx+
    Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 33
    Region 0: Memory at e4000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
    Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
    Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
    Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Address: 00000000fee0100c Data: 4143
    Capabilities: [e0] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
    DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <512ns, L1 unlimited
    ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
    DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
    RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop+
    MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
    DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
    LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Exit Latency L0s <128ns, L1 <64us
    ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot- ASPMOptComp-
    LnkCtl: ASPM L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- CommClk+
    ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
    LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
    Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
    UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    UESvrt: DLP+ SDES- TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
    CESta: RxErr+ BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr-
    CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
    AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap- CGenEn- ChkCap- ChkEn-
    Capabilities: [140 v1] Device Serial Number 00-13-e8-ff-ff-f1-13-11
    Kernel driver in use: iwl4965
    Kernel modules: iwl4965
     
  7. OP
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    becubed

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    It's fixed!
    After running the command from Gumby I decide to do some more googling and include the driver name.
    That lead to https://alexcabal.com/stop-blinking-intel-wifi-led-on-ubuntu-karmic/
    and this post

    For Ubuntu 12.10 and an older network card (intel 4965 in my case) the line in your /etc/modprobe.d/scriptname.conf should read: options iwlegacy led_mode=1

    So I replaced options iwlwifi led_mode=1 with the new line, rebooted and all is fine.

    Thanks to everyone for your help.
     
  8. GumbyNoTalent

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    :thumbup: command was to find kernel module.

     

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