ipw2100 on slackware 10.0
I've been a slackware user for a few years now. Some days ago i've started to try to get my intel PRO/Wireless 2100 mini PCI device on my centrino laptop to work.
I've realised that there is a driver from intel itself to this device, so, i've tryed to install it. After i've compiled kernel 126.96.36.199 i've run make, and make install and everything went well, except preheaps a few warnings that i've read in the page ipw2100.sourceforge.net, that are benign. Those warnings where something like [ieee80211 .... ipw2100.ko] has no CRC, and so on for diferent files. Despite this i've run modprobe ipw2100 and the module is present in lsmod:
I should also say that i've copied the firmware files to /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware.
When i do ifconfig, or iwconfig, i dont get any device related wireless devices, only my common eth0 ethernet device.
After this i've tried to see what went wrong by making a dmesg, to wich i've got the following:
ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, 0.62
ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:01:02.0[A] -> GSI 10 (level,low) -> IRQ 10
ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wwireless 2100 Network Connection
ipw2100: eth1: Firmware 'ipw2100-1.3.fw" not available or load failed.
ipw2100: eth1: ipw2100_get_firmware failed: -2
ipw2100: eth1: Failed to power on the adapter.
ipw2100: eth1: Failed to start the firmware
ipw2100Error calling regiser_netdev.
ipw2100: probe of 00'0:01:02.0 failed with error -5
As anyone got a clue what am i doing wrong ? did i forgot some options in kernel compilation? is something missing me ? perheaps i should also say that my laptop is an acer TM291LMI w/ intel incorporated graphic card.
Thanks a lot
Last edited by kamikazi; 12-03-2004 at 06:14 AM.