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Old 08-25-2006, 08:09 AM   #1
l36544
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No wireless on Toshiba Satellite U200 with FC5


Hello all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite U200 laptop with Fedora Core 5 installed, kernel version:

uname -r
2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp

the laptop has an intell pro/wireless 3945ABG adapter.


After a few hours researching on the net to get the wireless connection working I've come here to hopefully get some help.

Apparently the above kernel version doesn't support the ieee80211 stack. can you confirm this?

There are more recent kernels, in particular the latest stable is 2.6.17, which I already have available on the laptop, but this version hangs on boot, replying with a message:

...bios bug: mcfg area not e820-reserved.


I have loaded (or tried to load) the necessary drivers, stack, etc., to no avail.



Any ideas?

I'd hate to think that I have to wait for a newer kernel version to get the wireless thingy going.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 04:53 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by l36544
Hello all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite U200 laptop with Fedora Core 5 installed, kernel version:

uname -r
2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp

the laptop has an intell pro/wireless 3945ABG adapter.


After a few hours researching on the net to get the wireless connection working I've come here to hopefully get some help.

Apparently the above kernel version doesn't support the ieee80211 stack. can you confirm this?

There are more recent kernels, in particular the latest stable is 2.6.17, which I already have available on the laptop, but this version hangs on boot, replying with a message:

...bios bug: mcfg area not e820-reserved.


I have loaded (or tried to load) the necessary drivers, stack, etc., to no avail.



Any ideas?

I'd hate to think that I have to wait for a newer kernel version to get the wireless thingy going.
What does DMESG say? Does it list your card?
 
Old 08-27-2006, 04:43 AM   #3
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Hi,

dmesg:

[root@/home/m]dmesg | grep 3945
[root@/home/m]dmesg | grep ipw
[root@/home/m]

trying to load ipw3945:

[root@/home/m]/sbin/ipw3945d
ipw3945d - regulatory daemon
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
version: 1.7.19
2006-08-27 11:38:21: ERROR: Could not find Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
[root@/home/m]



lsmod:

[root@/home/m]lsmod
Module Size Used by
autofs4 22981 1
hidp 24001 2
rfcomm 42709 0
l2cap 31681 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 52901 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 140925 1
dm_mirror 24081 0
dm_mod 54745 1 dm_mirror
video 18885 0
toshiba_acpi 9941 0
button 10577 0
battery 13253 0
ac 8901 0
ipv6 246433 14
lp 16265 0
parport_pc 29413 0
parport 38281 2 lp,parport_pc
nvram 12617 0
snd_hda_intel 21329 1
snd_hda_codec 116032 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_dummy 7749 0
snd_seq_oss 33345 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11073 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 52401 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 12877 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 49105 0
snd_mixer_oss 20417 2 snd_pcm_oss
joydev 13441 0
ohci1394 35845 0
snd_pcm 81093 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
ieee1394 292761 1 ohci1394
sg 36317 0
e100 37573 0
mii 9281 1 e100
snd_timer 26693 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
uhci_hcd 33233 0
ehci_hcd 33229 0
snd 55109 9 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer
soundcore 13345 2 snd
snd_page_alloc 14537 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ext3 121417 1
jbd 56917 1 ext3
ata_piix 13893 2
libata 58065 1 ata_piix
sd_mod 20417 3
scsi_mod 129001 3 sg,libata,sd_mod
[root@/home/m]


Now, granted, the module doesn't seem to be installed, but I did use yumex to load whatever I could, ieee80211 stack, ipw3945... but my newbie question is, did yumex install the modules for my current kernel or for the 2.6.17 version, which hangs on my laptop...???
 
Old 08-27-2006, 05:22 AM   #4
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A way to find out what modules are loaded is to boot from a Knoppix
cd, then do dmesg, lsmod, lspci etc...

Under Debian you can use the Module Assistant, but i'm not sure if
such thing exists for FC...
 
Old 09-22-2006, 03:49 PM   #5
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How is your screen resolution like?

I have the same laptop, and I'm having problems to get it running at 1280x800.

Could you pm or post your xorg.conf?

Thank you
 
Old 10-03-2006, 05:07 PM   #6
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Hi,

sorry, been away.

Here you go:

xorg.conf:

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "synaptics"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "pt"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
# HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
# VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0
# Option "dpms"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "LCD Panel 1280x800"
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "TwinView" "True"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200, 1600x1200; 1280x1024, 1280x1024;"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"
EndSubSection
EndSection




Still no wireless.


Cheers.
 
  


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