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Old 11-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
demonlj
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ipw2100 wireless problem


I build ipw2100 into the kernel with the support by 2.6.14.2,
but It can't load firmware
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ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, 1.1.0
ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 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 register_netdev.
ipw2100: probe of 0000:02:07.0 failed with error -5
When I build from module from ipw2100 source, it also get the same problem.

I have read the advice, which is given by ipw2100's website
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In some kernel configurations (users have most frequently reported the problem only with 2.6.9), the default timeout value for the hotplug subsystem is too lowYou may have this problem if you see the following in your kernel log (via dmesg or /var/log/messages):

ipw2100Copyright(c2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ipw2100
Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
ipw2100
eth1Firmware 'ipw2100-1.3.fw' not available or load failed.
ipw2100eth1ipw2100_get_firmware failed: -2
ipw2100
eth1Failed to power on the adapter.
ipw2100eth1Failed to start the firmware.
ipw2100Error calling regiser_netdev.
ipw2100probe of 0000:02:02.0 failed with error -5

To work around this
you can increase the default timeout value:

    echo 
100 > /sys/class/firmware/timeout

and then reload the ipw2100 module. If this corrects your problemyou may wish to add the above line to your system startup scripts prior to the point at which the driver module would be loaded.

The other most common reason for getting the above error is that the firmware files are not installed in the correct locationPlease see the INSTALL document for information on installing the firmware files

it can't work also!
 
Old 11-26-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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have you looked in the INSTALL file for what it says about the firmware files/location?

also, what distrobution are you using?
 
Old 11-26-2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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sure! I use MagicLinux (usually, u didn't hear before).
but, two month ago, i have successed in using ipw2100 driver in my computer. So I am sure that the firmware is just in the rigth position.
 
  


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