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Old 02-18-2012, 06:39 AM   #1
floorripper
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compact-wireless driver issue | tl-wn722n | atheros chipset - 9271


Hello,

After installation my original wifi driver iwl3945 become disabled and I cannot modprobe it back!


majo@laptop:~/tl-wn722n$ sudo modprobe iwl3945
[sudo] password for majo:
FATAL: Error inserting iwl3945 (/lib/modules/2.6.32-38-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl3945.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

I bought a new TP-link usb wifi adapter. tl-wn722n.
I had several issues during installation. But then installed it.
followed this page:
http://dwiel.net/blog/tp-link-tl-wn7...-ubuntu-10-04/

I have downloaded and installed
compat-wireless-2.6.38.2-2.tar.bz2


my current kernel is:
2.6.32-38-generic
Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS \n \l


I am attaching some show commands and DMESG file.
Please help.

root@laptop:/home/majo/airtest# lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0b05:1712 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. BT-183 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adapter
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 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 174f:a311 Syntek 1.3MPixel Web Cam - Asus A3A, A6J, A6K, A6M, A6R, A6T, A6V, A7T, A7sv, A7U
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1e3d:2092
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
root@laptop:/home/majo/airtest# hwinfo --wlan
16: PCI 300.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4222
Unique ID: svHJ.voNJAxCYCzB
Parent ID: Z7uZ.f4r+Yl3RyX5
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x4222 "PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection"
SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x1001 "PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection"
Revision: 0x02
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xfe1ff000-0xfe1fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 3 (no events)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004222sv00008086sd00001001bc02sc80i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwl3945 is not active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwl3945"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #5 (PCI bridge)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
hwinfo --usb
16: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
[Created at usb.122]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_cf3_9271_12345_if0
Unique ID: Uc5H.7OI4S6n4RF2
Parent ID: k4bc.9T1GDCLyFd9
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-4/1-4:1.0
SysFS BusID: 1-4:1.0
Hardware Class: unknown
Model: "Atheros USB2.0 WLAN"
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x0cf3 "Atheros Communications, Inc."
Device: usb 0x9271 "USB2.0 WLAN"
Revision: "1.08"
Serial ID: "12345"
Driver: "ath9k_hif_usb"
Driver Modules: "ath9k_htc"
Speed: 480 Mbps
Module Alias: "usb:v0CF3p9271d0108dcFFdscFFdpFFicFFisc00ip00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ath9k_htc is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ath9k_htc"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #6 (Hub)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

majo@laptop:~$ sudo modprobe iwl3945
FATAL: Error inserting iwl3945 (/lib/modules/2.6.32-38-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl3945.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

FATAL: Error inserting iwlagn (/lib/modulroot@laptop:/home/majo/airtest# lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0b05:1712 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. BT-183 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR adapter
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 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 174f:a311 Syntek 1.3MPixel Web Cam - Asus A3A, A6J, A6K, A6M, A6R, A6T, A6V, A7T, A7sv, A7U
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1e3d:2092
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
root@laptop:/home/majo/airtest# hwinfo --wlan
16: PCI 300.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_4222
Unique ID: svHJ.voNJAxCYCzB
Parent ID: Z7uZ.f4r+Yl3RyX5
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:03:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x4222 "PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection"
SubVendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x1001 "PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection"
Revision: 0x02
Features: WLAN
Memory Range: 0xfe1ff000-0xfe1fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 3 (no events)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d00004222sv00008086sd00001001bc02sc80i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwl3945 is not active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe iwl3945"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #5 (PCI bridge)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
hwinfo --usb
16: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
[Created at usb.122]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_cf3_9271_12345_if0
Unique ID: Uc5H.7OI4S6n4RF2
Parent ID: k4bc.9T1GDCLyFd9
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-4/1-4:1.0
SysFS BusID: 1-4:1.0
Hardware Class: unknown
Model: "Atheros USB2.0 WLAN"
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x0cf3 "Atheros Communications, Inc."
Device: usb 0x9271 "USB2.0 WLAN"
Revision: "1.08"
Serial ID: "12345"
Driver: "ath9k_hif_usb"
Driver Modules: "ath9k_htc"
Speed: 480 Mbps
Module Alias: "usb:v0CF3p9271d0108dcFFdscFFdpFFicFFisc00ip00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ath9k_htc is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ath9k_htc"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #6 (Hub)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

majo@laptop:~$ sudo modprobe iwl3945
FATAL: Error inserting iwl3945 (/lib/modules/2.6.32-38-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl3945.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

FATAL: Error inserting iwlagn (/lib/modules/2.6.32-38-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwlagn.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)




es/2.6.32-38-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwlagn.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
Attached Files
File Type: log dmesg.log (85.6 KB, 1 views)
 
Old 02-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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Have you tried to just plug that and see if it works(before install anything)? Ubuntu 10.10 have support for those USB sticks, I do have an TL-WN422G and it works fine w/o the need of install anything.
Here some links that might help:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/do...odel=TL-WN722N
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...22#post9547822

Regards
 
Old 02-18-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thabks, for your reply, Sure I've tried. But it wasn't working. So I have installed the compact wireless driver.
Now it works, but, it has disabled my original Intel driver for build in wifi chipset.

I do not know how to make my original adapter run again.
 
Old 02-19-2012, 08:25 AM   #4
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Could you post the output for ifconfig. In your dmesg for iwl3945 it says:
Code:
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwl3945 is not active
Doesn't the compact wireless backport or do something like that with working drivers?
I remember reading something about that. Looks like you have to reinstall the driver for iwl3945.

Regards
 
Old 02-20-2012, 02:14 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ukiuki View Post
Could you post the output for ifconfig. In your dmesg for iwl3945 it says:
Code:
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: iwl3945 is not active
Regards

Hello,

I do not have that laptop with me today, but in ifconfig is only
eth0
wlan1 (tplink)


Wlan0 is missing.

a)
I have also de-installed linux-backports, as I have seen on some forums, but that did not helped.
b) I will try to look at the drivers blacklist, if it is not blocked there.
c) I will try to re-install the driver then, so I must search for it on google.

Thanks.


P.S - Just a small side note: also it seems to be that the istalled driver for TP link (atheros chipset) is not working correctly, becasue when I start, aircrack for example, its showing chipset:unknown..
 
Old 03-04-2012, 04:24 AM   #6
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majo@laptop:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:31:f4:e8:96
inet addr:10.0.0.2 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::217:31ff:fef4:e896/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6266 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6532 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2499352 (2.4 MB) TX bytes:633201 (633.2 KB)
Interrupt:27 Base address:0x4000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2912 (2.9 KB) TX bytes:2912 (2.9 KB)

mon0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr F8-D1-11-07-A6-DC-30-30-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING PROMISC ALLMULTI MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:172753 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:71545974 (71.5 MB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f8:d1:11:07:a6:dc
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::fad1:11ff:fe07:a6dc/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:5669 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5534 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4153886 (4.1 MB) TX bytes:1051057 (1.0 MB)

majo@laptop:~$

---------- Post added 03-04-12 at 11:25 AM ----------

still not working, have you any ideas please?
 
Old 03-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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Hi,

Try adding the '-a' to ifconfig;
Code:
ifconfig --a
That way you will have all devices listed, even the ones that are down.
 
  


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