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Old 01-05-2007, 07:57 AM   #1
neogeek23
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firmware help


I am running Mandrivia 2007 kernel 2.6.19.1 with the drivers I need for ipw2200. I have put the v3.0 and v2.4 firmware in /lib/firmware. Please help me get my computer to load the firmware, for some reason it isn't loading it. Why isn't it? Is it not where it needs to be? I get these messages:

Quote:
[brad@localhost firmware]$ dir
asihpi ipw-2.4-bss.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer_ucode.fw
ipw2200-bss.fw ipw-2.4-bss_ucode.fw LICENSE
ipw2200-ibss.fw ipw-2.4-ibss.fw LICENSE.ipw2200-fw
ipw2200-sniffer.fw ipw-2.4-ibss_ucode.fw zd1211
ipw-2.4-boot.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer.fw
[brad@localhost firmware]$
[brad@localhost firmware]$ su
[root@localhost firmware]# grep ipw2200 /var/log/messages
Dec 31 03:11:03 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/Documenta
tion/networking/README.ipw2200
Dec 31 03:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/n
et/wireless/ipw2200.c
Dec 31 03:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/n
et/wireless/ipw2200.h
Dec 31 03:11:18 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/Documenta
tion/networking/README.ipw2200
Dec 31 03:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/n
et/wireless/ipw2200.c
Dec 31 03:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/n
et/wireless/ipw2200.h
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Netwo
rk Driver, 1.1.4kdmprq
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporat
ion
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Ne
twork Connection
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware faile
d: Reason -2
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:04.0 failed with err
or -5
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Netwo
rk Driver, 1.1.4kdmprq
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporat
ion
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Ne
twork Connection
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware faile
d: Reason -2
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:04.0 failed with err
or -5
Jan 1 04:10:26 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/Documenta
tion/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 1 04:10:33 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 1 04:10:33 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.h
Jan 1 04:10:41 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/Documenta tion/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 1 04:10:48 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 1 04:10:48 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.h
Jan 2 04:11:03 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/Documenta tion/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 2 04:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 2 04:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.h
Jan 2 04:11:18 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/Documenta tion/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 2 04:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 2 04:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/n et/wireless/ipw2200.h
[root@localhost firmware]# grep ipw2200 /var/log/messages
Dec 31 03:11:03 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/Documentation/networking/README.ipw2200
Dec 31 03:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
Dec 31 03:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.h
Dec 31 03:11:18 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/Documentation/networking/README.ipw2200
Dec 31 03:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
Dec 31 03:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.h
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.1.4kdmprq
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Dec 31 15:34:59 localhost kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:04.0 failed with error -5
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.1.4kdmprq
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Dec 31 15:45:39 localhost kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:04.0 failed with error -5
Jan 1 04:10:26 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/Documentation/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 1 04:10:33 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 1 04:10:33 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.h
Jan 1 04:10:41 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/Documentation/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 1 04:10:48 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 1 04:10:48 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.h
Jan 2 04:11:03 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/Documentation/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 2 04:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 2 04:11:10 localhost logger: - /home/brad/Download/linux-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.h
Jan 2 04:11:18 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/Documentation/networking/README.ipw2200
Jan 2 04:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.c
Jan 2 04:11:25 localhost logger: - /usr/src/rpm/BUILD/kernel-2.6.19.1/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.h
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:29 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where Mandriva expects the firmware to be. This changes a lot from distro to distro and even version to version (I've had to spend some time hunting through the udev scripts to figure out where to put it in the past). maybe you can just get the RPM as per this thread -- it will probably get it set up right.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 11:15 PM   #3
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I have the same card, but run Debian. I have the files in /lib/firmware and also have them in /lib/hotplug/firmware. IIRC, it was /lib/hotplug/firmware that worked for me.

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