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Old 05-31-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
elachys
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Wireless LAN Driver Woes


So. I've just got hold of mandriva (spring edition i think...).
Everything works brilliantly on my laptop. Except my wireless LAN.

Since it's an
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Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
I thought BRILLIANT not only are there linux drivers for it. But they come with the distro!

Unfortunately they do not work so well!


/var/log/messages says:
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May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ieee80211: Unknown symbol ieee80211_debug_level
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ieee80211: Unknown symbol ieee80211_debug_level
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol escape_essid
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_freq_to_channel
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_set_geo
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_channel_to_index
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx_mgt
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_geo
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol free_ieee80211
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_tx_frame
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_is_valid_channel
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel_flags
May 31 20:30:34 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol alloc_ieee80211
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ieee80211: Unknown symbol ieee80211_debug_level
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ieee80211: Unknown symbol ieee80211_debug_level
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol escape_essid
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_freq_to_channel
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_set_geo
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_channel_to_index
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx_mgt
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_geo
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol free_ieee80211
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_tx_frame
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_is_valid_channel
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol ieee80211_get_channel_flags
May 31 20:31:20 localhost kernel: ipw3945: Unknown symbol alloc_ieee80211
Not sure what "Unknown symbol" means?
Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-31-2007, 11:49 PM   #2
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Does Mandriva come with ndiswrapper?
 
Old 06-01-2007, 01:53 AM   #3
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Yup! But none of the drivers i download from itel seem to work!

I've checked the ndiswrapper website and i can't find the exact driver version they suggest.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 10:21 AM   #4
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My guess from those "unknown symbol" messages is that you probably have some kind of driver conflict (where two modules are getting loaded at once). Can you post the output of lsmod so we can see what modules you have loaded?

I saw a post on linuxforums where they mentioned that Vista drivers won't work-apparently only the XP ones do. You aren't trying to load Vista drivers are you?
 
Old 06-11-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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Did you try:

Start Menu | System | Configuration | Configure your computer

Go to Network and Internet and click on Setup a New Network Interface then choose Wireless?

I did that on my laptop and it told me what Intel drivers to download and where to get them and put them. Was very straightforward; much easier than the time I had to get madwifi drivers going!
 
  


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