Strange problem with Slackware & Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG
Hello guys! I'm just registered.
I've a strange problem with wifi. I've an Acer Travelmate 292LCi with Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG wifi card. I've installed the latest drivers and firmware from ipw2200.sourceforge.net according to the INSTALL guide from the site. But I have a very strange problem!This notebook have a led on the case that turns on when the wifi card is active. The problem is that wifi works only if I first start Windows and then reboot and switch on linux!!! I use Slackware 10.1 with 2.6.10 kernel.
When I turn on the notebook the led is off and turns on only when I start Windows. If i turn on and boot directly on linux the led stays off and I get the following error:
ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
As specified here I launch this comand
and it should give me 0, it does!!!
According to the install istruction the following command:
grep CONFIG_FW_LOADER /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/autoconf.h
gives me : #define CONFIG_FW_LOADER_MODULE 1
and the following: grep CONFIG_NET_RADIO /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include/linux/autoconf.h
#define CONFIG_NET_RADIO 1
So it should be all right! Why Linux doesn't activate the wifi card? If i start windows and then linux the led stays on and wireless works perfectly!!! (I'm using it in this moment)
Please help me.