Despite the various detailed posts about this problem I cannot get the wireless network to run on my T60 under SuSe 10.1. I have installed the two rpms ipw3945d and ipw3945-ucode as well as the ipw-firmware from the SuSe install DVD. As before this installation lsmod reports the modules appropriately (see below), but dmesg states that ipw3945 and ieee80211 are not supported (see below)
networkmanager does not show any sign of a wireless connection to my wlan; it correctly reports the status of the ethernet connection (I configured networkmanager to start both network cards on "cable connection", i.e. on available connectivity).
Can anybody point me to a solution? I read in another post that an update of the kernel may avoid linking to a possibly existing old version of ieee80211. Ignorant question: how would I do that?
thank you for any help
hermann@milan:~> lsmod | grep ipw
ipw3945 173600 0
ieee80211 32968 1 ipw3945
firmware_class 13952 2 pcmcia,ipw3945
hermann@milan:~> dmesg | grep ipw
ipw3945: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux, 0.0.73d
ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
hermann@milan:~> dmesg | grep ieee
ieee80211_crypt: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211: module not supported by Novell, setting U taint flag.
ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.7
ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Originally Posted by rioch
Thanks Garfield! With information from your post I was able to solve the problem and get my wireless to work, however at the moment I have to run the wireless daemon manually.
It seems that SuSE 10.1 (RC1) does come with the drivers however they are incomplete. The following instructions get it to work.
1. Install ipw3945d (I installed version ipw3945d-1.7.18-1.at.i386.rpm)
2. Install ipw3945-ucode (I installed 1.13-1.at.noarch.rpm)
Please be aware that I got this working using the NetworkManager that comes with SuSE 10.1. I assume it will still work with the normal ifup method.
If I ever get the daemon running automatically, I'll post here to close this problem completely.