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Old 02-14-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card undetected in Slackware 12.2


Hello.

I am using an Edimax EW-7128G PCI Wireless Card in a Dell Dimension 4700 that is currently undetected running under Slackware 12.2. I am able to use the same NIC with fedora 10 however.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Here is the output of lspci -v:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information <?>
	Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
	I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
	Memory behind bridge: dfd00000-dfefffff
	Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d0000000-d7ffffff
	Capabilities: [88] Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device 0000
	Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
	Capabilities: [a0] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
	Capabilities: [140] Root Complex Link <?>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
	Memory behind bridge: dfc00000-dfcfffff
	Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
	Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-
	Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Gammagraphx, Inc. (or missing ID) Unknown device 0000
	Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>
	Capabilities: [180] Root Complex Link <?>
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
	Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
	I/O ports at ff80 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
	I/O ports at ff60 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	I/O ports at ff40 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
	I/O ports at ff20 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 21
	Memory at ffa80800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=32
	I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
	Memory behind bridge: dfb00000-dfbfffff
	Capabilities: [50] Subsystem: Gammagraphx, Inc. (or missing ID) Unknown device 0000

00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
	I/O ports at ec00 [size=256]
	I/O ports at e8c0 [size=64]
	Memory at dffffe00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
	Memory at dffffd00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
	Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
	I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
	I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
	I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]
	Kernel driver in use: PIIX_IDE

00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
	I/O ports at fe00 [size=8]
	I/O ports at fe10 [size=4]
	I/O ports at fe20 [size=8]
	I/O ports at fe30 [size=4]
	I/O ports at fea0 [size=16]
	Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17
	I/O ports at e8a0 [size=32]
	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
	Kernel modules: i2c-i801

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 0302
	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 11
	Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
	Memory at dfde0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at dfe00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [80] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting <?>
	Kernel modules: radeonfb

01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]
	Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 0303
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
	Memory at dfdf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00

03:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0181
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
	Memory at dfbff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
	I/O ports at ccc0 [size=64]
	Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
	Kernel driver in use: e100
	Kernel modules: e100
 
Old 02-15-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Hello Noviciado,

What makes you say the card is not detected, as according to lspci the driver e100 is in use ?

You can check that with 'lsmod|grep e100' and, would you get no result, try to load it though with "modprobe e100".

Also, please send output of 'ifconfig -a'.

PS You use a stock kernel, do you ?

But from your former thread I thought that issue was solved ???
 
Old 02-15-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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Quote:
What makes you say the card is not detected, as according to lspci the driver e100 is in use ?
Unless I'm missing something, e100 is in use by my ethernet connection, and not by the wireless card I said I was trying to use.
I don't see any wireless card being detected in the lspci output.

ifconfig only lists eth0 and lo, and no wlan0.

Quote:
But from your former thread I thought that issue was solved ???
That was a different issue, and I did resolve it -- thanks for your help there. I started a new thread for this new issue.

Last edited by noviciado; 02-15-2009 at 06:17 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
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Sorry I should have read better

Unfortunately I have no clue.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:23 AM   #5
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Almost there, still no connectivity.
I ended up going to the following link, downloading compat-wireless-2.6 and installing it:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download
The wireless card was then detected upon reboot.

I'm looking here : http://www.slackbook.org/html/networ...-wireless.html
to configure the wireless. I edited rc.wireless.conf and put my 'essid' and 'key' into the generic section, rebooted, and could not ping out. I then tried iwconfig,

Code:
# iwconfig wlan0 essid "mynetwork"
# iwconfig wlan0 key XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
but this not change anything.I also tried using different channels.
Code:
# ifconfig -a

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:20:43:f2:60  
          inet addr:192.168.1.200  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::213:20ff:fe43:f260/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1980 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1708 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:175555 (171.4 KiB)  TX bytes:277741 (271.2 KiB)

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:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:2192 (2.1 KiB)  TX bytes:2192 (2.1 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1f:1f:1b:33:9b  
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-1F-1F-1B-33-9B-65-74-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Any thoughts on what else I should try?

Last edited by noviciado; 04-14-2009 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 11:22 PM   #6
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dhcpcd horror...
I followed this post,
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/87018-post11.html
which meant:

Code:
# iwconfig wlan0 essid "mynetwork"
# iwconfig wlan0 key XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
# dhcpcd wlan0
This didn't work, but definitely did something adverse. It froze the terminal with which I was ssh'd into the slackware machine, so I needed to hard reboot. When I try to ssh into it now, it takes about 25 seconds before it prompts me for my password. I deleted
/dhcpcd-wlan0.info and /dhcpcd-wlan0.cache in /etc/dhcpcd/, but this didn't resolve the problem. Anyone know how to fix this?
 
  


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