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Old 07-14-2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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Intel 2200BG and Slackware 10.1


I installed NDISWrapper 0.8 with the newest drivers for my card (w59n51.INF). Then I did the `# ndiswrapper -m` and I got no errors. But, when I go to bring up my card (`# ifconfig wlan0 up` and '# iwconfig wlan0`) I get the message "wlan0: unknown interface: No such device." I tried restarting and still nothing. Why is this? Thanks for any help.

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Old 07-14-2005, 10:43 PM   #2
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why are you using ndiswrapper? http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-14-2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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Because I don't feel like installing a new kernel and that requires a 2.6.4+ kernel. They do have a backport patch, but I'm not sure how to use it. =(
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:04 AM   #4
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I guess if thats what you want. It just seems like you would want to use the native driver before trying to use something like ndiswrapper. If you don't know how to compile a new kernel there is a sticky that tells how to. Oh well, whatever works I guess. But if you want any help getting ipw2200 working just let me know, I got it working with my Toshiba Tecra M3 without much fuss. Plus with the new driver and firmware versions you can use monitoring with kismet and ethereal. Very nice.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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I'm about to install the 2.6.12.2 kernel right now. So after that is done, if I can't get ipw2200 to work, I'll be sure to let you know. Thanks for offering.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:49 AM   #6
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Yeah there is some stuff with hotplug and where the readme of the firmware tells you to put the files. The readme tells you to put the files in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware but the config for hotplug points somewhere else. So your firmware wont load with the driver. Just edit /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent and change the value of "FIRMWARE_DIR=" to "FIRMWARE_DIR=/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware". Thats about the only problem I really ran into. If you want I made a howto for installing slack on my Toshiba Tecra M3 here. It might not apply at all other then the ipw2200 stuff. But just incase something on there is useful.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 02:05 PM   #7
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I got 2.6.12.2 installed fine and I went to do the ipw2200 install. I extracted the files from the firmware into '/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware' and then made a symlink to '/lib/firmware'. I then extracted the drivers and when I went to `make` it, I got the following error:
Code:
/root/ipw2200-1.0.0/ieee80211.h:636: error redefinition of `is_multicast_ether_addr'
include/linux/etherdevice.h:67: error: `is_multicast_ether_addr' previously defined here
make[2]: *** [/root/ipw2200-1.0.0/ipw2200.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/root/ipw2200-1.0.0] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.12.2'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
I'm not sure what to do now...

EDIT: Okay, I just visited the ipw2200 website and it says I need to use a patch for this kernel. Though, I'm not sure how to use it...

EDIT #2: I figured it out, I just opened the patch file and then open the file that it was ment to change then just made the changes manually. Every thing worked fine then (I just need to comment out a section) and I did the `. load`, worked, and then `dhcpcd eth1`, opened up Konqueror, and now it works. I am editing this post via Linux on my Thinkpad. Thanks Namaseit for the help.

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Old 07-15-2005, 11:03 PM   #8
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I'm glad you got it working. Sorry I didn't reply sooner though. I work all night and sleep most of the day.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 11:57 PM   #9
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darkarcon, for future reference... to apply a patch, you normally use:

Code:
patch -p1 < patchname
from the source directory.

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