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Old 09-09-2015, 06:56 AM   #1
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Wifi stop working after updating to Debian 8


Hello,

I have the problem since i upgrade to debian 8 lastweek
My Wifi stop working, nm can not detect my wifi (was working normally on wheezy).
I did try following (im running jessie on my IBM r50E laptop)
disable the pci wifi (BIOS setup)
remove driver
reinstall the driver/firmware ipw2200
reenable the hardware (BIOS)
doesn't change situation.
I also trying to use USB wifi dongle (RTL8188), but same situation, network manager applet doesnt detect any wifi connection

Thanks..
 
Old 09-09-2015, 09:47 AM   #2
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Does wireless work from a Debian 8 "live" DVD/USB?
 
Old 09-09-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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Hi Jeremy,
Thanks to pick up my question.
I dont have a live DVD/usb, i'll try to download and prepare it.
what to check if it is working with live DVD ?
 
Old 09-09-2015, 12:12 PM   #4
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It would prove that Debian 8 works (or not) with your wifi and also allow you to download anything you need to re-establish a wifi connection.
 
Old 09-14-2015, 11:34 AM   #5
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It would prove that Debian 8 works (or not) with your wifi and also allow you to download anything you need to re-establish a wifi connection.
Hi Jeremy,
I did try to boot using live DVD. Still has wireless problem.
Here is my lspci output :
Code:
suryo@R50e:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)
suryo@R50e:~$
 
Old 09-14-2015, 12:07 PM   #6
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Please post the output of:
Code:
ip a s
dmesg|grep 'firmw\|wl'
 
Old 09-14-2015, 12:40 PM   #7
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^ What HoaS said. You are probably missing some non-free firmware. As described here:
https://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200
 
Old 09-14-2015, 12:50 PM   #8
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No, im quite sure i have the correct firmware since it was working normal until i upgraded to Jessie.
I tried to remove and reinstalled the firmware, doesnt change the situation

Regards
 
Old 09-14-2015, 12:53 PM   #9
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Please post the output of:
Code:
ip a s
dmesg|grep 'firmw\|wl'
ip a s
Code:
suryo@R50e:~$ ip a s
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:0a:e4:c4:9a:51 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 192.168.1.4/24 brd 192.168.1.255 scope global eth0
    inet6 fe80::20a:e4ff:fec4:9a51/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
dmesg
Code:
suryo@R50e:~$ dmesg|grep 'firmw\|wl'
[   11.873827] thinkpad_acpi: WARNING: Outdated ThinkPad BIOS/EC firmware
[   11.873835] thinkpad_acpi: WARNING: This firmware may be missing critical bug fixes and/or important features
[   13.342131] IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0e, buttons: 3/3
[   72.928048] ipw2200 0000:02:02.0: firmware: agent did not handle request for ipw2200-bss.fw
[   72.928179] ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
suryo@R50e:~$
 
Old 09-14-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
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wow, unable to load firmware.
I checked /lib/firmware
Code:
suryo@R50e:/lib/firmware$ ls
hp                ipw2100-1.3-p.fw  ipw2200-sniffer.fw  RTL8192E   rtlwifi
ipw2100-1.3.fw    ipw2200-bss.fw    ipw2x00.LICENSE     RTL8192SU
ipw2100-1.3-i.fw  ipw2200-ibss.fw   LICENSE.ipw2200-fw  rtl_nic
suryo@R50e:/lib/firmware$
 
Old 09-14-2015, 01:14 PM   #11
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did i make mistake on the upgrade procedure ?
I got the upgrade using apt-get update, apt get install
 
Old 09-14-2015, 02:01 PM   #12
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did i make mistake on the upgrade procedure ?
I got the upgrade using apt-get update, apt get install
Just to rule things out; did you do this when you installed the firmware:
Code:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install firmware-ipw2x00 wireless-tools
Code:
# modprobe -r ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200
 
Old 09-14-2015, 02:01 PM   #13
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https://wiki.debian.org/ipw2200#Inst...lished_Systems

EDIT: @HMW -- Snap!

You can check if your upgrade procedure from wheezy to jessie (if this is what you did) was correct by reading the official release notes:
https://www.debian.org/releases/stab...rading.en.html
 
Old 09-14-2015, 02:08 PM   #14
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EDIT: @HMW -- Snap!
syn·chro·nic·i·ty
 
Old 09-16-2015, 11:51 AM   #15
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Just to rule things out; did you do this when you installed the firmware:
Code:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install firmware-ipw2x00 wireless-tools
Code:
# modprobe -r ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200
I'm not sure about 'wireless-tools' option. i loaded the firmware from usb stick, it was the first time i installed wheezy (netinst), the debian installer simply asked for the firmware during installation processes.
But i'll try to reinstall it with the command, thanks

Modprobe doesnt work for me
Code:
suryo@R50e:~$ modprobe -r ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200
bash: modprobe: command not found
bash: modprobe: command not found
suryo@R50e:~$ sudo modprobe -r ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200
[sudo] password for suryo: 
bash: modprobe: command not found
suryo@R50e:~$
 
  


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