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Old 07-04-2006, 12:14 AM   #31
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Install SuSe and forget it -- I gave up on FC5, too many problems with the T60
 
Old 07-08-2006, 08:49 AM   #32
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I installed Suse 10.1 and it really automatically detected my wireless card Intel Pro 3945ABG, but how I get it works...I configured it in Network Card with correct ESSID and passphrase but can't get it work. Can u help me ?
 
Old 07-09-2006, 09:12 AM   #33
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Install ipw3945d

I got the same results you got but noticed that daemon wasn't installed. I called up Yast, installed ipw3945d and it worked.

I've been using Fedora since the 90's so it was a bit much to swallow the switch to SuSE. (Looks like I need to buy some new t-shirts ) Overall, SuSE has been great, but YaST sucks. So I've installed YUM on SuSE and am now a happy camper.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 02:36 PM   #34
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well ppl...
with SuSe 10.1 u all dont need to install any deamon as it automatically does it ...
well i saw the prev post on essid and paraphrase it dnt wrk ... try chaning the option to hex key and give the same key it will work ...
cheers!!!
 
Old 07-13-2006, 08:55 AM   #35
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[QUOTE=garfield1228]well ppl...
with SuSe 10.1 u all dont need to install any deamon as it automatically does it ...
[QUOTE]

Maybe it did for you, but it didn't for me, not that it was a big deal to install it.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 08:18 PM   #36
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verification of FC5 wireless instruction

For clarification purposes can you inform me if your instructions will work if I am using a gateway 6520gz laptop with centrino mobile technology (Intel Corp. Pro Wireless 2200BG)?
 
Old 07-25-2006, 01:20 AM   #37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by garfield1228
After a struggle for 3 complete days now i ahve been able to configure and install wireless card on my system. So i thought to share this with all.
My System Configuration:-
Intel Centrino CORE DUO Processor, 1 GB RAM, Nvidia 256MB geForce Go 7400, 100GB SATA HDD,Intel pro 3945abg wireless card in all its a HP dv5000 series laptop released with core duo proc recently.

This laptop supports any linux kernel ver >2.6.x, in fedora only FC5 and above are supported. I have chked it. It detects almost all h/w even wireless if its intel 2200bg and not above u have to manually install it.
Make sure u install the SMP kernel and devel versions only for duo proc.
Also please update ur kernel version to either 2.6.16.2080 or above.

install the following rpms and reboot ur system
kernel-smp-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5.i686.rpm
kernel-smp-devel-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5.i686.rpm
kernel-kdump-2.6.16-1.2080_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-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm
ipw3945-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm
ipw3945d-1.7.18-1.at.i386.rpm
ipw3945-firmware-1.13-1.noarch.rpm
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm
ipw3945-ucode-1.13-1.at.noarch.rpm
now reboot ur system ....

Now, once you have installed all rpms successfully, ur done...do this
#depmod -a
#modprobe ipw3945 <- this loads the module.
to chk if its done do ...
#dmesg | grep ipw <- this should list the driver detected.
#lsmod <- this should list the driver detected. look for ipw3945
OK now finally...
#ps -C ipw3945 <- this should list the ipw3945d deamon running ...
this means its running successfully and got loaded.
else try,
#/sbin/ipw3945d to start it ...
thats it,
now #system-config-network &
select FILE>NEW>WIRELESS>FORWARD>SELECT UR DRIVER NOW LISTED> FORWARD> COMPLETE THE CONFIGURATION
i.e. add ur essid, key etc and ok
U R DONE ...
its up and running , do #ifconfig it should show it running....displays its address and other details....

u can also use iwconfig eth1 essid <xxx> -> look man pages for this i havent tried it out...

You can use this method for most of intel drivers ...
here are a few useful links -
http://www.utexas.edu/its/wireless/i...fig_linux.html
http://www.roseindia.net/linux/tutor...OWTO.html#toc5
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Fedora_Core_5&
http://tuxmobil.org/centrino.html

http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net
http://dl.atrpms.net/fc5-i386/atrpms/RPMS.stable/
http://atrpms.net/dist/fc5/
http://people.redhat.com/davej/kerne...5/RPMS.kernel/
http://rpmforge.net/user/packages/
This thread is called "Solution to wireless on FC5 for all", btw, so I suggest to forget about Suse or other distribution here. My question was already asked, but I couldn't find the solution. I can't find ieee80211-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm, because as someone already answered now you can find the rpm for newer kernels, but the only internet connection I have is wireless so I can't update my kernel. It would be nice to make my wireless network work and then update the kernel. Now I download the rpms using Windows and try to install them. Any suggestions, please? Thank you.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 02:14 AM   #38
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Dear All:
I have a Dell E1705. Lately I tried to make wirless card work in FC5.
In the very beginning, I followed garfield1228's procedure and it works.. GREAT~~~
But I need VPNC and WEP. So I use add/remove software to add networkmanager relative stuff. After rebooting, I also have an icon indicating a wired connection on the top right side. And this is how a sad story begin.
I could not use wireless anymore.
I tried to reactive wireless by system-config-network of my eth1. (eth0 is wired network)
It shows
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?
By reviewing some articles, it seems something wrong with driver.

So I remove any thing related to ipw1394 (not ieee80211 ). Rebooted and installed everything again. Rebooted again. (The wi-fi light is blinking.) SAME ERROR MESSAGE AGAIN....



typing
#ps -C ipw3945
PID TTY TIME CMD
#/sbin/ipw3945d
ipw3945d - regulatory daemon
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
version: 1.7.19
2006-08-18 03:07:25: ERROR: ipw3945d already running. If ipw3945d is not running then you
need to remove '/var/run/ipw3945d.pid' and try again.
# system-config-network&
/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/NC_functions.py:30: DeprecationWarning: rhpl.log is deprecated and will be removed; use python's logging instead
import rhpl.log
Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...


Can someone help me fix this problem so that I don't have to reinstall FC5 again!!!!

Here is some more inoformation.
# /sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

eth1 unassociated ESSID:"Auto" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry limit:15 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:2602 Missed beacon:0


#/sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:C5:3D:1F:E3
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::215:c5ff:fe3d:1fe3/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:865 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:931 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:676460 (660.6 KiB) TX bytes:209301 (204.3 KiB)
Interrupt:177

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:2861 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2861 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5259385 (5.0 MiB) TX bytes:5259385 (5.0 MiB)

More dmesg
ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (11 802.11bg channels, 13 802.11a channels)
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready

Thanks...........
 
Old 08-21-2006, 03:31 AM   #39
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I see the WLAN but I cannot connect!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by garfield1228
well ppl...
with SuSe 10.1 u all dont need to install any deamon as it automatically does it ...
well i saw the prev post on essid and paraphrase it dnt wrk ... try chaning the option to hex key and give the same key it will work ...
cheers!!!

I really need help asap ..... I have installed suse 10.1. All the wlan drivers are installed, the Knetworkmanager detects the WLANs available but it does not connect, I supply my wep key but it doesn't work. I supplied the HEX instead, it still didnt work. The MAC address is allowed if one thinks that might be the problem. I just do not get an IP adress for some reason, although on the router side it shows the Laptop as connected

Please HELP a Linux and Suse 10.1
 
Old 08-29-2006, 09:10 AM   #40
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Hello, I'm having the same problem as esoufy. I installed all the drivers and the network config recognizes the card, but when I try to connect, I get this: Error for

wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Resource temporarily unavailable.
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Resource temporarily unavailable.

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

Any ideas?
 
Old 08-30-2006, 12:31 AM   #41
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For those like me that have everything working (I used the ipw3945 drivers from atrpms) but can't get the damn thing to start automatically before the NetworkManager daemon, I found this script at http://statgen.ncsu.edu/~jdstarme/fc5_on_t60.txt that got everything working. I mean everything, when I restarted last and logged in, the notification about being connected to my AP came up before my other panel finished loading.

Just thought others in this thread might appreciate it. My hardware is HP dv8000. Look for an HCL entry soon.

Code:
# # ipw3945d --help
# usage: ipw3945d [--OPTION]
# options:
#   --quiet               Load silently (unless errors occur)
#   --version             Display version information
#   --debug=value         Specify debug level to print
#   --dvals               View possible debug values
#   --foreground          Do not fork to background
#   --kill                Kill any running ipw3945d instance and exit
#   --help                View this help message
#   --isrunning           Check if already running.  Returns 0 if yes.


# See how we were called.
case "$1" in
  start)
	/sbin/ipw3945d --isrunning
	if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
		echo "ipw3945d already running"
		exit 1
	fi

	modprobe ipw3945
	/sbin/ipw3945d
	#ifup eth1

	echo "ipw3945d started .."
	;;

  stop)
	/sbin/ipw3945d --isrunning
	if [ $? -ne 0 ] ; then
		echo "ipw3945d not running"
		exit 1
	fi

	ifdown eth1
	/sbin/ipw3945d --kill
	rmmod ipw3945

	echo "ipw3945d stopped .."
	;;

  restart)
	$0 stop ; $0 start
	;;
esac
 
Old 10-04-2006, 12:47 PM   #42
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Ok i've installed everything (after searching for days), and got it to work, for the most part. When i run /sbin/ipw3945d it says it cant find the card. I'm thinking it's because it is not turned on. I have a switch in the front of my toshiba m115 notebook that will turn it on and off, but it doesnt do anything in FC5. Anyone know how i can turn it on?
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:01 PM   #43
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On my HP and my Compaq, that switch is a hard power switch. If it isn't, then there should be an override in your BIOS. . . give that a shot.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:17 PM   #44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by livewire98801
On my HP and my Compaq, that switch is a hard power switch. If it isn't, then there should be an override in your BIOS. . . give that a shot.
Yeah already tried that, nothing. Found this though http://fnfx.sourceforge.net, not sure if it will work. I'm stuck at this part

Quote:
To check if ACPI and ACPI Toshiba support are enabled check the following proc entries exists:

/proc/acpi
/proc/acpi/toshiba

If they do exist, FnFX will work on that system. If they do not exist try `modprobe toshiba_acpi' as root. If this throws errors like 'FATAL: Module toshiba_acpi not found' the kernel is most likely not compiled with CONFIG_ACPI and CONFIG_ACPI_TOSHIBA.

Please recompile your kernel with the ACPI drivers or have a look for a precompiled kernel for your distribution which has ACPI and ACPI Toshiba support.
acpi exists, but not toshiba. When i do the modprobe i get
FATAL: Error inserting toshiba_acpi (/lib/modules/2.6.17-.2187_FC5smp/kernel/drivers/acpi/toshiba_acpi.ko): No such device.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 12:02 AM   #45
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FC5 Wireless problem

Does anyone know if FC 6 is goin g to correct this problem????
 
  


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