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Old 02-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question Network Problem on Custom Linux Edition

So I boot up this new operating system (You can test the operating system here.) Shortly after, I find out it cannot connect to the internet with current configurations. There is no automatic network finder.

I read the instructions that came with the OS. They say to find INF files for my wireless card -- Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 -- here are farther instructions and files that I found (not INF, but this is what I found googling):

The iwlagn driver will look for the file iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode using the
kernel's firmware_class infrastructure. More information can be found under
Documentation/firmware_class in kernel source. In order to function
correctly, you need to have this support enabled in your kernel. When
you configure the kernel, you can find this option in the following

Device Drivers ->
Generic Driver Options ->
Userspace firmware loading support

You can determine if your kernel currently has firmware loader support
by looking for the CONFIG_FW_LOADER definition on your kernel's

In addition to having the firmware_class support in your kernel, you
must also have a working udev and uevent infrastructure configured.
The steps for installing and configuring udev are very
distribution specific.

Once you have the firmware loader in place (or if you aren't sure and
you just want to try things to see if it works), you need to install
the microcode file into the appropriate location.

Where that appropriate location is depends (again) on your system
distribution. You can typically find this location by looking in the
udev scripts of your distro, the default is /lib/firmware.

Installation of the firmware is simply:

% cp iwlwifi-6000g2b-6.ucode /lib/firmware

You can now load the driver (see the INSTALL and README.iwlwifi provided with
the iwlwifi package for information on building and using that driver.)

I have never installed anything like this before. I tried the instructions, with no luck...

Thanks for helping (in advance)!

Last edited by tkwazoo; 02-09-2012 at 09:52 PM.
Old 02-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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SuseStudio is a neat idea but the problem is, it relies on two things. One is the builder making and adding in all the tools needed and two is the building software suggesting needed tools. Since we don't know what that disto is really we can't say.

If you want you can build your own at SuseSutdio to do what you need. Add in the drivers if available.

Now lets get back to the network deal.
From a brief look at the intel site they claim that the standard kernel has it included. So we get back to the builder of this "new" disto and think that they forgot to put in needed tools. You can I believe, clone it and use it. Add in network admin tools and wireless tools.

It would be simple to test your hardware with a live linux 12.1 cd to see how well it configures.


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