I've got problems getting my wireless adapter to work.
It's an intel pro wireless 2200; my laptop is an Asus a6q00v.
this is what dmesg tells me:
mpf@cvlaptop:/usr/src/linux$ dmesg | grep 2200
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, git-1.1.1
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:01:03.0 failed with error -5
k,I understand the firmware can't be loaded. I've been using the 2.4 firmware. Somewhere (might even be the sourceforge project page) I read that I should be using the 3.0 firmware for this particular driver. But when I gunzip the ipw2200-fw-3.0.gz archive to /lib/firmware, it doesn't expand to ipw--boot.fw, ipw--bss_ucode.fw, ipw--bss.fw, ipw--ibss_ucode.fw and the like, but to a single file called ipw2200-fw-3.0.
This is not what ipw2200.sourceforge.net/INSTALL tells me it should be like.
So I used the 2.4 firmware instaead. Unzips fine but still the same problem (dmesg output).
My firmware directory is /lib/firmware, according to /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent. I had to create that directory first.
So... is this a problem with the 3.0 firmware download (I downloaded it 2 times, same thing) or something else?
I don't think it's a kernel configuration issue, because I used the config file from: http://www.leufke.info/linux/asus/config-2.6.15
which is from a guy who has exactly
the same machine and appears to know what he's doing. Only difference: his config was for a 184.108.40.206 Kernel, I use it for a 220.127.116.11. I took it as is, only put in support for XFS, since that's what I'm running.
Any help would be much appreciated. I'm tired of booting into windows just to google around.
EDIT:: it wasn't the sourceforge page, it was right here