Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 07-15-2006, 05:31 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem Dell 6000 Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG

Hi, new user to FC4 installed dual boot XP and FC4.

I cannot seem to activate the Intel Pro/Wireless 2915ABG

At the current state of my machine here are the steps that I have done.
> 1. installed liva rpm source
> 2. ran yum update ipw2200-firmware (to try and update the firmware)
> result: Could not find update match for ipw2200-firmware, No Packages
> marked
> for Update/Obsoletion
> 3. ran dmesg
> result:

pw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG 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 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5
snd_intel8x0: Unknown parameter `'

Im not technical and would appreciate being stepped through the process in dummy terms!

Old 07-15-2006, 10:22 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Moriarty, NM, USA about 100 yards form Rattle Snake Coutry
Distribution: Slackware , Ubuntu
Posts: 269

Rep: Reputation: 30
First off did you compile the ipw2200 driver or are you using the one in the kernel?

If it is the one in the kernel :
which kernel? open a terminal and type "uname -r"

In a nutshell you are missing the firmware from :
Simply download it then unpack it.
And copy it to /lib/firmware
Then reboot and in theory the errors should go away.

The real big question is what version you need? but I would need to know which version of ipw2200 you have.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG Pacux Slackware 5 02-22-2006 01:22 AM
Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG MiniPCI ghaefb Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 02-17-2006 07:27 AM
intel pro/wireless 2915abg minipci adapter ipw2200 Kalian Linux - Laptop and Netbook 8 02-03-2006 03:46 PM
SUSE 10.0 wlan Problem with Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG wlan_security Linux - Wireless Networking 5 11-29-2005 07:09 AM
SUSE 10.0 wlan Problem with Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG wlan_security Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 11-23-2005 11:22 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration