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Old 03-26-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Wireless internet not working - Intel Corporation WiMAX/WiFi Link 6050 Series


Figured it out after installing a later version of the iwlwifi-6050 on linuxwireless.org

I'm pretty much a linux newbie. I've reinstalled Slackware 4 times today because of things I've messed up along my way, after upgrading the linux kernel I've had issues with getting back to desktop, so I'm on a clean slate right now with the exception of installing wicd. I need help since wireless is not working.. My wireless worked fine out of the box with Ubuntu, so I don't understand why it is not working now...

Using Slackware 13.1, Kernel 2.6.33.4

Issue:
Code:
bash-4.1# ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Code:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
/lib/firmware
Code:
bash-4.1# ls | grep .ucode
iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode
iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
lspci
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 05)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0a72 (rev a2)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiMAX/WiFi Link 6050 Series (rev 57)
16:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller (rev 20)
16:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (rev 20)
16:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller (rev 20)
16:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller (rev 20)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 05)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 05)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 05)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
Dmesg
Code:
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xbb on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e03b <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xbb on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e03b <keycode>' to make it known.
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
r8169: eth0: link up
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
r8169: eth0: link up
r8169: eth0: link up

Last edited by drfrostbyte; 03-29-2011 at 05:56 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
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you need to install the firmware
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...1.4.1-fw-1.txz
 
Old 03-27-2011, 12:13 AM   #3
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so then mv to /lib/firmware/?
Code:
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:00:02.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
vgaarb: transferring owner from PCI:0000:00:02.0 to PCI:0000:01:00.0
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2

Last edited by drfrostbyte; 03-27-2011 at 12:29 AM.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 01:38 AM   #4
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yes, move it to /lib/firmware
if it's not the correct one, then probably you need the newer one available on -Current only
Code:
n/iwlwifi-6xxx-ucode-41.28.5.1-fw-1.txz: Added.
       Microcode to support Intel 6000G2A, 6000G2B, 6150BGN, and 6250AGN wifi.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 08:01 AM   #5
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It's still not working, getting same Ifconfig error after rebooting, and dmesg I posted above.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 08:37 AM   #6
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what iwlwifi packages do you have on your system?
 
Old 03-27-2011, 09:58 AM   #7
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How would I know? /lib/firmware/ ???
 
Old 03-27-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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How would I know? /lib/firmware/ ???
# slackpkg search iwlwifi
 
Old 03-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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I'm up to date I guess.

Code:
[ installed ] - iwlwifi-1000-ucode-128.50.3.1-fw-1
[ installed ] - iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9-fw-1
[ installed ] - iwlwifi-4965-ucode-228.61.2.24-fw-1
[ installed ] - iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.24.2.12-fw-1
[ installed ] - iwlwifi-5150-ucode-8.24.2.2-fw-1
[ installed ] - iwlwifi-6000-ucode-9.193.4.1-fw-1
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:48 PM   #10
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My dmesg now after installing iwlwifi 6050

Code:
iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 2.6.33.4-ks
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 6050 Series 2x2 AGN REV=0x84
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: irq 33 for MSI/MSI-X
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
 
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Go get the driver here
http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=Downloads
i believe what you need is this one
6050 Images – for Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 and Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
iwlwifi-6050-ucode-41.28.5.1.tgz
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:09 PM   #12
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Thats what i downloaded and i put it in /lib/firmware
 
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Hm.. it provides iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode, but what you need is iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
i believe it's supported in older kernels, but it has been updated since newer kernel

this is untested hack: try renaming iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode to iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode and see if it works?
 
Old 03-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #14
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didn't work either
Code:
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Driver unable to support your firmware API. Driver supports v4, firmware is v0.
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -22
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:00:02.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
vgaarb: transferring owner from PCI:0000:00:02.0 to PCI:0000:01:00.0
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Driver unable to support your firmware API. Driver supports v4, firmware is v0.
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -22
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-6050-4.ucode
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Driver unable to support your firmware API. Driver supports v4, firmware is v0.
iwlagn 0000:07:00.0: Could not read microcode: -22
 
  


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