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Old 08-14-2005, 12:52 AM   #1
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please help intel pro wireless 2200BG with fedora core 4


I'm so frustrated after 3 days straight. I damn near read all the forums, I'm more confused now.

My recent attempt was with regards to this site
(i don't believe anyone uses the other posting so i'm posting in this forum)
linuxquestions.org/questions/answers.php?action=viewarticle&artid=356

this is what i did in terminal and its results:
(after downloading the three rpm-all in the same directory)

[root@localhost Desktop]# rpm -ivh ipw2200-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.x86_64.rpm ipw2200-firmware-2.2-5.at.noarch.rpm
warning: ipw2200-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
error: Failed dependencies:
/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 is needed by ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.x86_64
kernel = 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 is needed by ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.x86_64

Can someone tell me if this means my wireless is setup correctly? How would I know?
Thank you so much for whoever is willing to help.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 02:35 AM   #2
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It appears that the RPMs that you are trying to install are compiled to require a specific version of the kernel, which you do not have. (The "ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.x86_64" package requires the "2.6.12-1.1398_FC4" kernel; it even says it in the name).

You can find out what version of the kernel you have by doing this command:
Code:
uname -r
You can go back to the place that you got the "ipw2200-kmdl-..." package and see if they have a version for the kernel you have. Alternately, you can update your kernel, with this:
Code:
yum update kernel
which will work since "2.6.12-1.1398_FC4" happens to currently be the most updated released kernel for FC4.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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does this mean that my wireless is now setup?

hey thanks so much for the previous help

this is what i got after doing yum update

Downloading Packages:
(1/1): kernel-2.6.12-1.13 100% |=========================| 14 MB 04:46
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
public key not available for kernel-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4.i686.rpm
Retrieving GPG key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora
Importing GPG key 0x4F2A6FD2 "Fedora Project <fedora@redhat.com>"
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Key imported successfully
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Installing: kernel ######################### [1/1]

Installed: kernel.i686 0:2.6.12-1.1398_FC4
Complete!

so my question now is do i still have to do
rpm -ivh?

is there a command to see if my firmware, driver, and kernel are all setup and ready for some wireless action?
 
Old 08-14-2005, 03:57 PM   #4
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Yes, try to install those three packages again using "rpm -ivh".
 
Old 08-14-2005, 04:01 PM   #5
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Uh, actually, I think there is a native linux ipw2200.ko driver
in /lib/modules.

You will need to recompile the driver against your updated kernel.
Then modprobe the compiled the driver and do depmod -a.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 05:14 PM   #6
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i rpm -ivh the three rpms
and this is what i got, do i have to be concern with the 86_64 warning?
am I go to go? How would I know if my wireless, firmware, driver is setup correctly?

thanks again people


rpm -ivh ipw2200-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.x86_64.rpm ipw2200-firmware-2.2-5.at.noarch.rpm
warning: ipw2200-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at is intended for a x86_64 architecture
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:22 PM   #7
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Oh yes, perhaps you downloaded the wrong kernel module RPM. You should have gotten
"ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i686.rpm" if you have a 32-bit machine.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 10:02 PM   #8
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the best thing to do is to download the .src.rpm file for your driver. Then compile it.
Look up how to compile the src.rpm files. This will configure the rpm for your system and provide you with the best results.
You can check your firmware version by downloading the hostap_utils and running ./hostap_diag. This will tell you your card firmware version, but be careful about flashing it.......one wrong move and you can fry your card. Make sure you do some research before flashing firmware.
You will know when your wireless/firmware/driver is setup correctly when it's working
Do:
iwconfig and you should get something similar to this if it's working:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"STAR500" Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452 GHz Access Point: 00:EF:5E:3C:21:E1
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:8 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=40/70 Signal level=-58 dBm Noise level=-99 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:439 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:2713 Invalid misc:82605 Missed beacon:0

First of all, what is your card? must make sure you are using the right driver.
Give us the output of the following:
lspci
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:28 PM   #9
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thanks again for all of your help
but i have yet to find the solution to the problem,
i've read a few books now but found that setuping wireless is not mentioned in detailed, here are my futile attempt as yet:

i've added the correct kmdl file
did rpm -ivh and this is what i got:

rpm -ivh ipw2200-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i686.rpm ipw2200-firmware-2.2-5.at.noarch.rpm
warning: ipw2200-1.0.0-24.rhfc4.at.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:ipw2200-firmware ########################################### [ 33%]
2:ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.12-1.1########################################### [ 67%]
3:ipw2200 ########################################### [100%]

from which i did iwconfig which results in this:

[root@localhost Desktop]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

sit0 no wireless extensions.

ppp0 no wireless extensions.


then i did lscpci resulting in this:
[root@localhost Desktop]# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 Lf [FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
 
Old 08-15-2005, 11:16 AM   #10
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OK, this is your card:
02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)

First, do "lsmod" and see if you can find the driver in there (make sure you reboot after install first if you haven't done so).
Let me know if the driver you just installed is there.

Second, look at /etc/modprobe.conf (for fedora core and red hat) and /etc/modules (for debian).
Find your driver there. it should be something like this:
"alias eth1 <drivername>"

Let me know if you found them. If it's in lsmod, that means that the driver is running (which is the hard part) and if it's in /etc/modprobe.conf then you know which network device the driver is bound to (eth0, eth1, wlan0, etc..)
 
Old 08-15-2005, 07:29 PM   #11
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results of lsmod and /etc/modprobe.conf

result of lsmod:

Module size used by
ipw2200 70284 0
ieee80211 21508 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 6788 1 ieee80211

result of vi /etc/modprobe.conf:

alias eth0 b44
alias eth1 ipw2200


i'm using fedora 4. what do you suppose i should do now?

thanks again
 
Old 08-15-2005, 09:28 PM   #12
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okay, so the driver is running and it's bound to eth1. Now try starting eth1 using:
ifup eth1
command, and show me the output (if any).
Now do:
iwconfig
look for eth1 in the list
If eth1 isn't there or doesn't show show any info besides (no wireless extensions) do the following command to try starting up the device again:
ifconfig eth1 up
now do: "iwconfig" again and show me the output.
If there are any errors in the processes, post them here, we'll go through them.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 10:50 PM   #13
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hey i really appreciate the help

i did iwconfig at my school and notice
that my wireless detected my library's wireless connection
so then i just went into connection wizard to setup the wireless
and it work

thanks again
 
Old 08-19-2005, 08:45 AM   #14
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hi there,

can you pls tell me if you're using WPA because my 2200b/g is working just fine without WPA but recieves no IP with WPA enabled.

thx in advance !
 
Old 08-19-2005, 07:30 PM   #15
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WPA? i'm sorry but i don't know what that is.
 
  


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