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Old 05-19-2006, 02:47 PM   #16
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well copy the complete rpm name and then search in google u ll find it ... well i think i saw in the link i gave prev ... chk again properly
 
Old 05-29-2006, 01:33 PM   #17
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Garfield (help - please??)

Hi Linux users

Garfield can you do me a favour and send me the:
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

Files as I have looked in serach engines and have been trying to get this ndiswraper to work but it does not... Your post should work as I've been trying for 2 days now LOL... I'm a n00b to Linux and I have to learn about it in a college course I'm doing so I installed FC5 on my laptop (medion cybermaxx - intel pentium 4 3.2 GhZ, 512 mb ram, ati mobility radeon) and it works, I just want my pcmcia wireless card to pick up my wireless router downstairs..... I have widnows xp installed and it works fine (obviously), I have searched all over but it's always the FC3-4 crap....

Would you mind sending the above files to my e-mail address (doomdark89@hotmail.com) please I have gotten the kernel ones up tp now I'm just looking for them and I can't find them

Thanks garfield

Regards,

Samuel,

p.s I have tried this ndiswrapper lark, It doesn't work.... I have wireless that works on my xp partition, but I obviously don't have an internet connection on FC5 as I only have wireless (I could get a straight-through cable to connect to my wireless box) but I don't want to do that..... I want to use it in my room out the way so I can learn a bit more about linux + have internet connection!

Thanks again Garfield

Last edited by shadowdoom; 05-29-2006 at 01:41 PM.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 02:06 PM   #18
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Should I download this:
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.0.0-5.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

instead of this???
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

I also downloaded the latest versions of the kernel ect!
-2.6.16-1.2122 thats the ones I'm downloading...
Will it still work????

I have found the other one...
ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

instead of this????
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

regards,
samuel

p.s THIS MIGHT HELP THE REST OF YOU!!! I HOPE THE 2.6.16-1.2122 works though! it's on that http://atrpms.net/dist/fc5/
PLEASE CLARIFY THAT IT WORKS THOUGH GARFIELD!!

HERE IS A REVISED LIST THAT SHOULD WORK>>>>

install the following rpms and reboot ur system
kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5.i686.rpm

Once done with it, install the following rpms-
ieee80211-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm
ieee80211-kernheaders-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm
ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm
ipw3945-1.0.0-5.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm
ipw3945d-1.7.18-1.at.i386.rpm
ipw3945-firmware-1.13-1.noarch.rpm
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.0.0-5.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm
ipw3945-ucode-1.13-1.at.noarch.rpm
now reboot ur system ....

Last edited by shadowdoom; 05-29-2006 at 02:38 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:08 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shadowdoom
Should I download this:
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.0.0-5.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

instead of this???
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

I also downloaded the latest versions of the kernel ect!
-2.6.16-1.2122 thats the ones I'm downloading...
Will it still work????

I have found the other one...
ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

instead of this????
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm

regards,
samuel

p.s THIS MIGHT HELP THE REST OF YOU!!! I HOPE THE 2.6.16-1.2122 works though! it's on that http://atrpms.net/dist/fc5/
PLEASE CLARIFY THAT IT WORKS THOUGH GARFIELD!!

HERE IS A REVISED LIST THAT SHOULD WORK>>>>

install the following rpms and reboot ur system
kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5.i686.rpm
kernel-kdump-devel-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5.i686.rpm

Once done with it, install the following rpms-
ieee80211-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm
ieee80211-kernheaders-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm
ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm
ipw3945-1.0.0-5.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm
ipw3945d-1.7.18-1.at.i386.rpm
ipw3945-firmware-1.13-1.noarch.rpm
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5smp-1.0.0-5.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm
ipw3945-ucode-1.13-1.at.noarch.rpm
now reboot ur system ....
well the reason u couldnt find the rpm's might be because the links might have been updated for the new kernel version rpm's ....
since they worked for me on kernel version 2.6.16-2080 so any later version it will definitly work ...
Ndiswrapper didnt work for me either but i have found out that it mainly is good with broadcom, DLink, linksys wireless cards ...
also while installing ur device drivers its better not to use the drivers given by the manufacturer... sometimes they overwrite or reimplement some of the library functions which may nt be desired ...
since work on fedora core project is fast ... wait for their appropriate rpm to be released compatible to the OS released... (spl with INTEL cards)

i hope FC6 comes with default support for ipw3945abg wireless drivers...
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:12 AM   #20
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if u guys need i ll keep all the rpms i used as an archive on my blog asap ... so u can download and use them... let me knw ...
 
Old 06-05-2006, 04:30 PM   #21
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spent SO long trying to get my wireless working til i found this. thank you!!

i'm not quite there yet though. i've followed everything you posted (although with updated rpms). but when i go to activate the connection i get this error message:


Code:
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present.  Check cable?

now, i'm very much a newbie to both linux & networking. but i followed everything you posted and put in the correct rpms for my architecture (also dual core). the lsmod & ps checks show everything running smoothly so can then assume that the problem doesn't lie with the driver installation?


its a dhcp connection & i set the mode to 'managed' and the ssid to 'Auto'.

i'm thinking its just a problem with my configuration and not with the driver installation, in which case its off topic and i'll go elsewhere to find a solution. but i thought i'd better ask just in case.

also, did you manage to figure out a way to load the module at startup?

thanks again,
rob
 
Old 06-06-2006, 05:28 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by robthevagrant
spent SO long trying to get my wireless working til i found this. thank you!!

i'm not quite there yet though. i've followed everything you posted (although with updated rpms). but when i go to activate the connection i get this error message:


Code:
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present.  Check cable?

now, i'm very much a newbie to both linux & networking. but i followed everything you posted and put in the correct rpms for my architecture (also dual core). the lsmod & ps checks show everything running smoothly so can then assume that the problem doesn't lie with the driver installation?


its a dhcp connection & i set the mode to 'managed' and the ssid to 'Auto'.

i'm thinking its just a problem with my configuration and not with the driver installation, in which case its off topic and i'll go elsewhere to find a solution. but i thought i'd better ask just in case.

also, did you manage to figure out a way to load the module at startup?

thanks again,
rob
well its just a warning that should not stop u to connect to internet... well if u have followed the steps i have given b4 in these threads u can definitly connect .
well network manager doesnt work though it will detect automatically but it will keep giving u above warning even if u enter the correct WEP keys....
anyways ... do this ...
#depmod -a
#modprobe ipw3945
if ur ipw3945d is not running ..start it
#/sbin/ipw3945d
#ifconfig eth1 up
#iwconfig eth1 essid "your essid"
#iwconfig eth1 key "your key"
#dhclient eth1
thts it .. it should get started and u can connect nw to internet ...
this is a manual method u have to do ... so far for automatic starting and ddetecting hp dv5100 series laptop has given some problems ... best thing is u write all these into a script and run it ...
 
Old 06-06-2006, 05:33 AM   #23
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best is install Suse 10.1 linux distro i have felt in love with it ... recently started using it ... Its the first distro i have seen with such good hardware detection and support ... it has detected each and every piece of hw on my laptop HP dv5100 laptop ... even it has default supp for intel ipw3935 abg wireless card we neednot install anything ... kewl..........
 
Old 06-06-2006, 06:02 AM   #24
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further investigation suggests that the radio isn't turned on. i'm on an acer travelmate 4202 and so it looks like i need to install acerhk which will let me control the wireless switch. i was having trouble installing it yesterday (invalid argument error when i used modprobe) but when i get back this evening hopefully i can get it up and running.

cheers
 
Old 06-06-2006, 06:48 AM   #25
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if it works let us knw ... whtis acerhk ... is thr anything similar fr HP laptops

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Old 06-06-2006, 08:09 AM   #26
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believe me Suse 10.1 linux is the best distro ever wonderful hardware detection and support ... it detected every damn piece of my hardware and had automatically installed drivers for my latest intel 3945 abg card which no other distro could do and i had to struggle a lot to make it work ...
but since i installed Suse it workd like a charm and i didnt had to install anything else to make any thing work ...
I too had tried this in fedora in my previuos posts and given the steps...
even network manager works with Suse + automatically starts with boot ... thts kool
 
Old 06-06-2006, 08:46 AM   #27
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i may well do that alright. gonna see how i get on with this acerhk thing first but so far FC5 seems very heavy. if i have many other problems i'll probly end up changing. too much of my time has been devoted to getting stuff working already! acerhk stands for Acer Hot Key and its a driver to get the hot keys for mail/internet/wireless(and hopefully bluetooth), which are on acer laptops, working. i don't know any other way to get the radio switched on so i'm hoping i can install it!

no idea if there is anything similar for HPs.
 
Old 06-06-2006, 01:05 PM   #28
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well i have found out ... in HP laptops there is a separate hw switch which can be pressed to start/stop the wireless radio ... and once i press it to start and saw the LED glow ... my network manager started working fr the first time and connect automatically without any trouble... in HP we neednot install any separate sw fr that....
 
Old 06-12-2006, 08:48 PM   #29
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Thanks for the help, after days of beating my head against this T60p the wifi finally works.

Now that it's working though, I only show one CPU when it use to come up as two. It's an Intel Centrino Duo -- I read somewhere that the ieee80211 would only work with one CPU, did the RPM automatically put me in single mode, or...?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 05:26 AM   #30
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Intel PRO Set Wireless Adapter

G'day all,

I have installed Fedora Core 5 on my laptop and can't get past th 'udev' stage on boot.

I have seen the solutions posted on this site but, being quite new at this game, (you could say I'm a pure bred, dyed in the wool open source mug), I can't see how to install the updated Kernel files or the necessary rpms if I can't get the operating system past the 'udev' hang.

Would someone take pity on me please.

Pieter (Groucho) Noom
 
  


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