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Old 12-03-2004, 06:12 AM   #1
kamikazi
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ipw2100 on slackware 10.0


Hi everyone,

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 2.6.8.1 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:
ipw2100
firmware_class
ieee80211
ieee80211_crypt
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
André Rodrigues

Last edited by kamikazi; 12-03-2004 at 06:14 AM.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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Hi kamikazi

This might be this issue. Its a common wireless issue apparently, not just related to driverloader.
Regards
Chris
 
Old 12-03-2004, 05:53 PM   #3
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i see, i'll give it a try recompiling the kernel.

Thanks chris

Last edited by kamikazi; 12-03-2004 at 05:54 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 08:22 AM   #4
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I am missing the /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware directiry. Anyine got an idea of why? I really need to get the wifi to work...

Regards
Paul
 
Old 03-09-2005, 09:26 AM   #5
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I'm getting the same problem and i can't figure it out.

As for the directory, i can see it on mine. Do you have hotplug compiled in your kernel?
 
Old 03-30-2005, 01:52 PM   #6
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hi guys,

i guess i forgot to put his some time ago, but my problem was with the correct directory to place the firmware, u just have to check u're firmware.agent file in /etc/hotplug (under slack10.1) for the correct directory to place the firmware. The standard is /lib/firmware. I guess this is really simple to solve but when i first tryed i didnt think about it right.

Sorry for the late reply.
André Rodrigues
 
Old 03-30-2005, 05:52 PM   #7
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Hi all, I am getting the same exact errors with the ipw2200. lsmod gives me:
module used by
ipw2200 0
firmware_class 1 ipw2200
ieee80211 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 2 ipw2200, ieee80211

I checked my firmware.agent as stated previously it says /lib/firmware, but that folder does not seem to exist. I tried creating that folder but the system would not boot, I then tried to edit firmware.agent to look in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware. this also caused something to go all haywire. The error I am getting durring boot is:

Call Trace:
[<f89f1267>] ipw_up+0x187/0x1d0 [ipw2200]
[<c0118877>] __wake_up_locked+0x27/0x30
[<f89f1498>] ipw_net_init+0xd8/0x100 [ipw2200]
[<c04462ef>] __down_failed_trylock+0x7/0xc
[<c0397702>] register_netdivice+0x72/0x320
[<c0397a07>] register_netdev+0x57/0x90
[<f89f19e9>] ipw_pci_probe+0x529/0x6f0 [ipw2200]
[<c0236ec2>] pci_device_probe_static+0x52/0x70
[<c0236f1c>] __pci_device_probe+0x3c/0x50
[<c0236f5c>] pci_device_probe+0x2c/0x50
[<c02a0c3f>] driver_probe_device+0x2f/0x80
[<c02a0d8c>] driver_attach+0x5c/0xa0
[<c02a12de>] bus_add_driver+0x9e/0xd0
[<c02371e5>] pci_register_driver+0x75/0xa0
[<f887e02b>] ipw_init+0x2b/0x7e [ipw2200]
[<c01364e2>] sys_init_module+0x162/0x200
[<c0103143>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Code: 83 c4 30 c3 8d 6b 44 89 e8 e8 89 1d a6 c7 89 44 24 1c b8 04 00 30 00 89 44 24 04 89 1c 24 e8 c4 74 ff ff 89 c7 8b 83 04 06 00 00 <0f> b6 40 60 3c 01 0f 84 95 01 00 00 3c 04 0f 84 3b 01 00 00 8b
./hotplug.functions: line 127: 1408 segmentation fault $MODPROBE $MODULE >/dev/null 2>&1

I dont know if that is usefull information for trying to help me. if you need anything else let me know. I'm running slackware 10.1 with the 2.6.11 kernel. I also hope I did not just hijack this thread.
 
  


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