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Old 07-28-2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG card not working in SuSE 10.1


I recently put SuSE 10.1 on my laptop, which came with an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG card. In YaST, under Network Devices->Network Card, Linux recognizes the card and that it's there, but I can't get it to connect to the network.

Is there anyway to get it working?
 
Old 07-28-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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it works with the latest kernel:
2.6.16.21-0.13
so you need to:
1) update kernel
2) install ipw3945d
3) install wireless tools
4) install wpa_supplicant
5) kernel specific wlan-kmp

after this (kernel update asuming that you do have installed the rest). ipw3945 works with wpa2 enabled
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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Install ipw-firmware.. make SURE you do that..

> rpm -qa | grep ipw
ipw3945d-1.7.18-10.1
ipw-firmware-7-12.2


You see there.. and all works great.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 11:46 AM   #4
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OK, thank you, this is is helpful, but. . . how do I do that?

I'm completely new to Linux, so I don't really know how to do much.

Last edited by iamjunko; 07-29-2006 at 11:49 AM.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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Add the following repositories by going to:

YaST --> Installation Sources

Server: download.opensuse.org
Directory: distribution/SL-10.1/non-oss-inst-source/

Server: download.opensuse.org
Directory: distribution/SL-10.1/inst-source/

Both are HTTP Services.

Once that is done, go into Software Management and do a search for ipw and be sure both packages above are install.

OR

open a terminal and do the following:

rpm -qa | grep ipw [Hit Enter]

If the ipw3945d-1.7.18-10.1 is not installed then do:
rpm -ivh http://ftp.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse....18-9.i586.rpm

(Note: You can copy that and Shift + Insert that into a terminal)

If the ipw-firmware-7.12.2 is not installed then do:
rpm -ivh http://ftp.opensuse.org/pub/opensuse...-10.noarch.rpm

(Note: Again you can copy and paste the above command into a terminal)
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:07 PM   #6
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Thank you so much for your help, but I've tried both methods, and neither are working. . .

When I try the first one, I give the server name and the directory, but when I hit OK, I get an error saying that there is an invalid pathname component in the directory, and I get this with both of those.

And when I tried it via the terminal, I got the error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.0
 
Old 07-29-2006, 01:10 PM   #7
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When trying with command line be sure you have done the su command to log on as Super User (root).

Also be sure YaST is closed.
 
  


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