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Old 02-20-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy IPW2100 issue on startup (and a few others!)

Hello All,

Mine is probably a simple issue for you to resolve, but if you could be patient-as I am quite new to Linux. I'm most interested in the answer for the next paragraph, so if you want, just read that!! The rest are bonus questions!

When loading Debian ( kernel) i sometimes get an error coming up saying "unable to start device IPW2100" and this constantly happens. As mentioned-this does not happen every time I boot-but there seems to be no pattern to it. I do not know what to post that may help-so please let me know whats needed if anything.

Also, when i load KDE (startx) it comes up with a few errors, but when I do it again it works fine-without posting the errors (i will when I get into Linux OK, I am on Windows right now (boo i hear you cry!). Any initial thoughts?

Finally-can anyone recommend a good utility to manage wireless network profiles-I use several ones, and would like to scan for new ones (i would prefer it to be GUI based)

Thanks for your time.
Old 02-22-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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Have you cehcked the /var/log/boot? Is there anything relevant in those cases ipw2100 gives an error? Does this error prevent you from using wifi or anything else (otherwise I just won't bother...).


Old 02-22-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,

"the error came up as unable to start device" and it prevented me from using Wifi-however, i have found a pattern as to why it wasnt working (i think)--i havent been shutting down properly and it seems to be connected to that, hasnt happed after 10-15 reboots now, it was as simple as that!!!!

Thanks again,



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