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Old 01-27-2006, 05:04 PM   #1
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Turning on the wireless card (ipw2200) on Ubunto


Hi.

The card is working out-of-the box, but only when i'm turning it on form windows and boots to linux.

If i boots to linux when it's turned off, i can't use it.

can't find ./wireless on /proc/acpi/ibm/

any ideas?
 
Old 01-28-2006, 12:39 PM   #2
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I had a problem with this running kanotix on a Toshiba laptop. I had some luck with reloading the module.
As root:
Code:
rmmod ipw2200
next:
Code:
modprobe ipw2200
 
Old 01-28-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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thanks for your answer, but it didn't solve it. the card is still off :/
 
Old 01-29-2006, 04:33 AM   #4
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Can you post the output of iwconfig? I tried installing Kubuntu on my significant others laptop and could not get the wireless working. After installing kanotix I was able to get it working by reloading the module. I also read on another board that adding irqpoll pci=noacpi to boot string in /boot/grub/menu.lst might help. Also, take a look at this Wireless Troubleshooting Guide. You might find something helpful there.
 
Old 01-29-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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wireless

hi,

I had the problem on my acer travelmate. I am not sure if there were several problems or just the first I will mention in the following, but now it works very well:

1) do you have the "ipwfirmware"-package installed?
2) for acer there existed a module called "acerhk" to provide the functionality of the hotkeys including the wifi-hotkey. perhaps for you it is enough to press the hotkey button for wifi and waiting if there is some connection established. also check "dmesg" in a console after pressing the wifi-key
3) try to post your lspci, lsmod and ifconfig informations
 
Old 01-30-2006, 12:43 PM   #6
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On my compaq nc8000 with an ipw2200 chipset, there is a button to activate the wireless interface. The light doesn't come on when you enable it, but if you load the ipw2200 module with the interface disabled, dmesg will say something like

{{{
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.3
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:02:04.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
}}}

You can also check what some of the settings are for the device in the directory /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ipw2200/0000:02:04.0 (the numbers part might be different for you)

You can check the status of the kill switch be cat'ing rf_kill in the above directory, then reference the doc below for the status of the interface.

Check in the docs for the ipw2200 driver for sysfs helper files and you can have a look at the device settings or check http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/README.ipw2200

Ryan
 
  


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