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Old 03-27-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
drfrostbyte
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Wireless not working.. Intel Centrino Wifi/Wimax 6050 Series - Slackware 13.1


I'm pretty much a linux newbie. I've reinstalled Slackware 4 times today because of things I've messed up along my way, after upgrading the linux kernel to 2.6 I've had issues with getting back to desktop, so I'm on a clean slate right now with the exception of installing wicd. I need help since wireless is not working.. My wireless worked fine out of the box with Ubuntu, so I don't understand why it is not working now...

Using Slackware 13.1, Kernel 2.6.33.4

Issue:
Code:
bash-4.1# ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
/lib/firmware
Code:
bash-4.1# ls | grep .ucode
iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
lspci
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 05)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0a72 (rev a2)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiMAX/WiFi Link 6050 Series (rev 57)
16:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller (rev 20)
16:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (rev 20)
16:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller (rev 20)
16:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller (rev 20)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 05)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 05)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
Dmesg
Code:
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xbb on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e03b <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xbb on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e03b <keycode>' to make it known.
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
r8169: eth0: link up
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
r8169: eth0: link up
r8169: eth0: link up
 
Old 03-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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I think this is a problem that the 6050 chipset is probably newer than Slackware 13.1. If you look at your dmesg output:

Quote:
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
and then at the firmware files loaded:

Quote:
iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
The card is looking for a firmware file that doesn't exist.

Now if you head to your favorite Slackware-current repository, you'll see in the n directory that there are newer iwlwifi firmware files (in particular iwlwifi-6xxx-ucode). Normally it is a phenomenally bad idea to mix packages from -current into a stable release, but I suspect that adding a firmware package should be safe.
 
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
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Thankyou, that actually makes sense. I'm trying intellinuxwireless.org but I guess their site is down.
 
  


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