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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 220.127.116.11 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.
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.
Hi all, I am getting the same exact errors with the ipw2200. lsmod gives me:
module used by
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:
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.