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Old 05-23-2007, 09:47 AM   #1
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ipw2200 module installation error


i've installed ieee80211 module before I went installing ipw2200, during installation i was getting this:

# make
mkdir -p /home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/tmp/.tmp_versions
cp /lib/modules/2.6.18-4-686/net/ieee80211/.tmp_versions/*.mod /home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/tmp/.tmp_versions
cp /lib/modules/2.6.18-4-686/net/ieee80211/.tmp_versions/../Modules.symvers /home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0
cp: cannot stat `/lib/modules/2.6.18-4-686/net/ieee80211/.tmp_versions/../Modules.symvers': No such file or directory
make: [modules] Greška 1 (ignorirana)
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-4-686/build M=/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0 MODVERDIR=/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/tmp/.tmp_versions modules
make[1]: Ulazim u direktorij `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686'
CC [M] /home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST
WARNING: "alloc_ieee80211" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "free_ieee80211" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "ieee80211_wx_get_encode" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "ieee80211_wx_set_encode" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "ieee80211_wx_get_scan" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!WARNING: "ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "ieee80211_rx_mgt" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "ieee80211_rx" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "escape_essid" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "ieee80211_txb_free" [/home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko] undefined!
CC /home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.mod.o
LD [M] /home/zoe/ipw2200-1.2.0/ipw2200.ko
make[1]: Izlazim iz direktorija `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686'
 
Old 05-23-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Your profile says you use Slackware, Knoppix and Ubuntu, but you asked this in a Debian forum, so I'm guessing this is on a Debian box?

The kernel you have (/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686) would include the ipw2200 module by default. I think the ipw2200 was added to the kernel in 2.6.15 or so. I know for certain that Etch has a kernel that includes it. If you installed Debian with Etch or later, you don't need to build the module as it will be there. All you would need to do to get it working is to modprobe ipw2200 and have the firmware.

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Old 05-24-2007, 06:51 PM   #3
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In post #3 of the thread link below, I give a brief explanation on how I set this card up with Debian testing, it'll be the same for Etch. I have only KDE installed on my Debian, but had to do a default Debian install with Gnome to see if it worked before I could figure out what packages I needed to install with KDE as I want to keep the system lean and mean. It was very easy in Gnome, download and unpack the firmware into /lib/firmware, configure the interface in networking somewhere, (after a re-boot), scan and link to access point with another application, (had to do with wifi I'm sure). Forget which ones they were in Gnome as I don't use Gnome, but it only took a couple minutes which is very easy considering I know nothing about that desktop environment.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=555937

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 05-24-2007 at 07:00 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 07:35 PM   #4
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You GUI guys crack me up! All you need for that card is the appropriate kernel module (aka the driver), the firmware (available at http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net ), and edit the /etc/networking/interfaces file. All said and done.

If you connect to wpa protected networks then you also will want the wpasupplicant package, and the iwconfig tools are needed as well.

Peace,
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:55 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JimBass
and edit the /etc/networking/interfaces file. All said and done.

If you connect to wpa protected networks then you also will want the wpasupplicant package, and the iwconfig tools are needed as well.

Peace,
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Those CLI guys really crack me up, they like to tell you what to install but don't tell you how to use/configure/edit anything via CLI. Like your supposed to spend an evening or two reading and googling till you figure it out.

Well
Us GUI guys who live in a fast paced world prefer to just spend a couple minutes and get on with it, there's more to a life than staring at a monitor for an eternity to achieve something that can be done in a couple minutes with script assisted software (GUI).
 
Old 06-20-2007, 10:12 AM   #6
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I've load the module ipw2200 but dmesg doesn't show anything
 
Old 06-20-2007, 10:20 AM   #7
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Which distro exactly? This will help LQ members guide you better.
Which kind of card?
Why is the default ipw2200 module not sufficient for you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by zowey
I've load the module ipw2200 but dmesg doesn't show anything
It's impossible that nothing shows in dmesg. Probably the module was already loaded?

Code:
rmmod ipw2200
modprobe ipw2200
dmesg
 
Old 06-20-2007, 12:12 PM   #8
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=562270

I think that thread is basically what you are trying to get at.... It is on the front page right now too.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 06:21 AM   #9
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i'm using debian etch
i've recompiled kernel-2.6.18 in a way the ipw2200 is integrated in kernel, not as module. i put firmware 3.0 in /lib/firmware
this is my syslog:

ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.1
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw-2.2-boot.fw load failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:00:0b.0 failed with error -5

solution for this problem is to increase time for loading
(echo 100 > /sys/class/firmware/timeout)
but this is not module and how then it works?

Last edited by zowey; 07-12-2007 at 06:40 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2007, 03:40 PM   #10
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Are you sure you are doing the firmware part right, the stock ipw2200 kernel module works pretty good, no need to integrate it into the kernel. In a fresh clean install of Etch there is nothing in the /lib/firmware directory, after unpacking the firmware from sourceforge you have a folder containing four files ending in "fw", it's those four files that should now be in /lib/firmware, not the folder with the four files in it. (ipw2200-bss.fw, ipw200-ibss.fw, ipw2200-sniffer.fw, LICENCE.ipw2200-fw). Then it's just a matter of re-booting for the firmware to get loaded and the card is ready to go with the stock kernel module.
According to the message you posted, the firmware is not loaded.
 
  


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