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Old 07-04-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation help: Wireless device not present


Hi,

IBM T40 Laptop with Cisco Aeronet wireless built-in.
I'm looking at different distros and just installed StarCom 5. Wireless seemed to be detected, but I couldn't connect although the wireless nic appears on the network gui. I then connected the wired nic to the modem and went thru the automatic update (38 of them). After a reboot, and when I try to enable it, message says "doesn't seem to be present". What do I need to do to get this working ?

OpenSUSE 10.2 had no problems...
 
Old 07-04-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
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Was one of the updates a kernel update?

If so, check if the kernel module is loaded (lsmod).
 
Old 07-05-2007, 03:39 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jschiwal
Was one of the updates a kernel update?

If so, check if the kernel module is loaded (lsmod).
Yes, a new kernel was installed, displays text "red hat 2.x" instead of StarCom on the first line of boot up screen.

I don't see any kernel in lsmod, here is output:

Module Size Used by
autofs4 23749 2
hidp 23105 2
rfcomm 42457 0
l2cap 29633 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 53925 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 142973 1
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 6977 0
ipt_REJECT 9537 1
xt_state 6209 2
ip_conntrack 53153 2 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 10713 1 ip_conntrack
xt_tcpudp 7105 4
iptable_filter 7105 1
ip_tables 17029 1 iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 6849 0
ip6_tables 18181 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 17349 5 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 10573 1
dm_multipath 21577 0
video 19269 0
sbs 18533 0
ibm_acpi 28481 0
i2c_ec 9025 1 sbs
button 10705 0
battery 13637 0
asus_acpi 19289 0
ac 9157 0
radeon 103905 2
drm 65493 3 radeon
ipv6 250369 14
lp 15849 0
snd_intel8x0m 19917 0
joydev 13185 0
aes 31617 1
floppy 57125 0
serio_raw 10693 0
snd_intel8x0 34269 1
snd_ac97_codec 87009 2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 6337 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_dummy 7877 0
snd_seq_oss 32705 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11073 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 49841 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 11853 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
pcspkr 7105 0
snd_pcm_oss 42849 0
airo 70753 0
snd_mixer_oss 19137 1 snd_pcm_oss
e1000 116433 0
snd_pcm 71621 4 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
ide_cd 40033 0
snd_timer 24901 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 51909 12 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_o ss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
i2c_i801 11469 0
soundcore 13217 1 snd
parport_pc 29157 1
i2c_core 23745 2 i2c_ec,i2c_i801
parport 37513 2 lp,parport_pc
snd_page_alloc 13641 3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
cdrom 36705 1 ide_cd
dm_snapshot 20581 0
dm_zero 6209 0
dm_mirror 29713 0
dm_mod 56537 9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
ext3 123081 2
jbd 56553 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 32845 0
ohci_hcd 23261 0
uhci_hcd 25421 0
 
Old 07-06-2007, 04:19 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by jschiwal
Was one of the updates a kernel update?

If so, check if the kernel module is loaded (lsmod).
Can you at least tell me what to look for ?

Edited:
Found I had to download the windows driver and install it with ndiswrapper. wlan now works good.

Thanks,

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