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Old 03-21-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
alk77
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[Debian stable] Wireless configuration ipw3945


Hello,
I have just installed Debian on an Acer Aspire 9412AWSMi which has a common 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN card. I installed the relevant module (ipw3945) and loaded it (I put into /etc/modules) but I can't seem to make it work. My laptop still can't connect to the wireless network. The card is supported by Linux as it runs with no problem under Ubuntu, openSuse and Fedora.

What am I supposed to do to make it work with Debian?

Thanks.

Code:
debianix:/home/ale# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 110M / GeForce Go 7300 (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
0a:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0a:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
0a:06.3 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
Code:
debianix:/home/ale# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ipw3945               179972  0
isofs                  32540  1
udf                    73124  0
button                  6672  0
ac                      5188  0
battery                 9636  0
ipv6                  226272  21
nls_iso8859_1           4256  3
nls_cp437               5920  2
vfat                   11872  2
fat                    46652  1 vfat
dm_snapshot            15552  0
dm_mirror              19152  0
dm_mod                 50232  2 dm_snapshot,dm_mirror
loop                   15048  0
pcmcia                 34140  0
joydev                  9088  0
snd_hda_intel          17332  1
snd_hda_codec         137856  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_pcm_oss            38368  0
snd_mixer_oss          15200  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                68676  3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
sdhci                  16844  0
mmc_core               23168  1 sdhci
snd_timer              20996  1 snd_pcm
yenta_socket           24460  1
rsrc_nonstatic         11840  1 yenta_socket
snd                    47012  8 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
pcmcia_core            36852  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
serio_raw               6660  0
ieee80211              29480  1 ipw3945
ieee80211_crypt         5952  1 ieee80211
intel_agp              22204  0
agpgart                29896  1 intel_agp
soundcore               9248  1 snd
i2c_i801                7468  0
rtc                    12372  0
snd_page_alloc         10184  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
psmouse                35016  0
i2c_core               19680  1 i2c_i801
pcspkr                  3072  0
firmware_class          9600  2 ipw3945,pcmcia
tsdev                   7520  0
sg                     31292  0
evdev                   9088  2
sr_mod                 15876  1
cdrom                  32544  1 sr_mod
ext3                  119240  2
jbd                    52456  1 ext3
mbcache                 8356  1 ext3
sd_mod                 19040  6
usbhid                 37248  0
ehci_hcd               28136  0
ata_piix               13896  6
uhci_hcd               21164  0
libata                 89396  1 ata_piix
scsi_mod              124168  4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
generic                 4868  0 [permanent]
ide_core              110504  1 generic
usbcore               112644  4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
r8169                  28360  0
thermal                13608  0
processor              28840  1 thermal
fan                     4804  0
Code:
ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.1.2dmpr
ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:05:00.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:05:00.0 to 64
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
ipw3945: ipw3945.ucode load failed: Reason -2
ipw3945: Could not read microcode: -2
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:05:00.0 disabled
ipw3945: probe of 0000:05:00.0 failed with error -2

Last edited by alk77; 03-21-2008 at 08:02 PM. Reason: added dmesg error message
 
  


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