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Old 11-01-2006, 04:07 PM   #1
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eth1 recognises ipw2100-FC6, but can't connect


I am running FC6 on a Dell 600 Laptop and am trying to use the internal wireless card. I got it working in FC5 by installing the driver, ieeee module, and firmware rpms...

As I understand I only need the firmware for FC6 which I installed through YUMEX (v 3.1 firmware). The firmware appears in /lib/firmware/...

Rebooted etc, but can't find a wireless network with NetworkManager applet, /sbin/iwconfig eth1:

eth1 unassociated ESSIDff/any Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Powerff
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


/sbin/iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth1 No scan results
sit0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

dmesg:

SELinux: initialized (dev autofs, type autofs), uses genfs_contexts
SELinux: initialized (dev autofs, type autofs), uses genfs_contexts
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
mtrr: 0xe8000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0xe8000000,0x2000000
mtrr: 0xe8000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0xe8000000,0x2000000
mtrr: 0xe8000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0xe8000000,0x2000000
mtrr: 0xe8000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0xe8000000,0x2000000
mtrr: 0xe8000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0xe8000000,0x2000000
agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 1x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 1x mode
[drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
[drm] Loading R200 Microcode
[drm] writeback test succeeded in 1 usecs
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
audit(1162414663.799:4): avc: denied { execmod } for pid=3287 comm="firefox-bin" name="nppdf.so" dev=dm-0 ino=2297320 scontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0 tcontext=user_ubject_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file
audit(1162414663.827:5): avc: denied { execmod } for pid=3287 comm="firefox-bin" name="nppdf.so" dev=dm-0 ino=2297320 scontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0 tcontext=user_ubject_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file
audit(1162414663.859:6): avc: denied { execmod } for pid=3287 comm="firefox-bin" name="nppdf.so" dev=dm-0 ino=2297320 scontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0 tcontext=user_ubject_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file
audit(1162414663.871:7): avc: denied { execmod } for pid=3287 comm="firefox-bin" name="nppdf.so" dev=dm-0 ino=2297320 scontext=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0 tcontext=user_ubject_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file
audit(1162414979.795:8): enforcing=0 old_enforcing=1 auid=4294967295
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready

If I try to activate eth1:

sudo /sbin/modprobe ipw2100

sudo /sbin/ifup eth1 :

"Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.

Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?"

I've deactivated the firewall and SELinux, but neither help..

I've scoured forums and the web. A lot of people seem to be having trouble, but earlier than this stage...

Is there any other checks I should do to determine if the driver is loaded etc

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated !

THANKS !
 
Old 11-01-2006, 04:44 PM   #2
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Ok, I installed the following RPMS:

ipw2100-1.2.0-41.1.fc6.at.i386.rpm

ipw2100-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-1.2.0-41.1.fc6.at.i686.rpm

ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-1.2.15-14.fc6.at.i686.rpm

dmesg:

ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:03.0 disabled
ieee80211_crypt: unregistered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211_crypt: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, 1.2.15
ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, 1.2.0
ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:03.0 (0110 -> 0112)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
eth1: Radio is disabled by RF switch.
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:02:03.0 disabled
ipw2100: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Driver, 1.2.0
ipw2100: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:03.0 (0110 -> 0112)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:03.0[A] -> Link [LNKB] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
ipw2100: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
eth1: Radio is disabled by RF switch.
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready



Any ideas ?
 
Old 11-01-2006, 05:48 PM   #3
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eth1 recognises ipw2100-FC6, but can't connect - SOLVED

OK, I first installed:

ipw2100-1.2.0-41.1.fc6.at.i386.rpm
ipw2100-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-1.2.0-41.1.fc6.at.i686.rpm
ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-1.2.15-14.fc6.at.i686.rpm

No effect. It now said "ipw2100 device eth1 >>does not seem to be present, delaying initialization." on trying to activate the interface /sbin/ifup eth1

Next I removed everything plus the firmware and re-installed the above rpms with this firmware file form ATrpms:

ipw2100-firmware-1.3-6.at.noarch.rpm

Upon reboot I got the same original error:

"Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.

However, when I pressed Fn-F2 (to bring up network) and then tried /sbin/ifup eth1 and it worked !

Either dodgy drivers/firmware or I should have tried Fn-F2 before ifup originally !
 
Old 11-29-2006, 09:23 PM   #4
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I am having a simular problem.

What does iwlist show? If the h/w device is bound to a __tmpxxx alias we have a simular issue.

If I rmmod ipw2100 and then modprobe it the initialization is correct and iwlist works.

From there wifi-radar works.

Dan
 
  


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