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Old 01-08-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Question Location of IPW2200 in Kernel Config

Hey all,

I know I have seen the IPW2200 module in the kernel config. I have a DELL Inspiron 6000 and I have not been able to use my DVD player to watch movies because I cannot enable DMA due to an issue with SATA pass-through. I believe I heard that this issue has been fixed with the new 2.6.15 kernel and also that the IPW2200 driver is a newer one.

I have been looking through the gconfig menu and I cannot find the option to compile the IPW2200 kernel. Could someone give me an idea where it is? I even tried "less .config | grep IPW" and "less .config | grep 2200" but niether gave me any results.

Also, to enable the SATA pass-through support, do I need to compile another option or kernel or is this something that is included in the new version of the libata module?


* If this was the wrong forum, I am sorry. I wasn't sure what it technically qualified as. Plus I feel like a newbie for not being able to figure it out
Old 01-09-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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In compiling a 2.6.15 kernel I read this while running "make oldconfig"
using my previous .config file (
  Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG and 2915ABG Network Connection (IPW2200) [N/m/?] (NEW) ?

A driver for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG and 2915ABG Network
Connection adapters. 

See <file:Documentation/networking/README.ipw2200> for 
information on the capabilities currently enabled in this 
driver and for tips for debugging issues and problems.

In order to use this driver, you will need a firmware image for it.
You can obtain the firmware from
<>.  See the above referenced README.ipw2200 
for information on where to install the firmare images.

You will also very likely need the Wireless Tools in order to
configure your card:


If you want to compile the driver as a module ( = code which can be
inserted in and remvoed from the running kernel whenever you want),
say M here and read <file:Documentation/modules.txt>.  The module
will be called ipw2200.ko.
That should give you the necessary places to begin your work.


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