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whf 08-25-2005 11:18 PM

intel wireless pro 2200 detected as atheros wireless card?
Hi, suse 9.3 pro is supposed to work well with all centrinos and it says that the intel wireless pro 2200 (ipw2200) is supported out of the box. The funny thing is, for my laptop, suse incorrectly detects my ipw2200 as an Atheros wireless pci (ath_pci). I can get it to work as a generic pci wireless card using the ipw2200 driver but this is a hack, and the card is not activated during bootup (I have to run yast everytime to activate it). How can I get suse to recognise my wireless card correctly? The stupid thing is - I cannot select intel wireless in the yast network card setup.

Thanks in advance,


jdogpc 08-26-2005 05:26 PM

See /etc/modprobe if there is, there should be, a line with the module for your wireless adapter, change it to load the ipw2200.
Change the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX and change or add a line with "ONBOOT=yes" and it should done.
Sorry if the file I mentioned is not where I mentioned as I'm used to RedHat/Fedora.

whf 08-27-2005 10:53 PM

Hi, thanks for your reply but yeah there is no modprobe file in the /etc directory. I did a search and found it in the /sbin directory instead but this is not a readable file. This is probably not the same file you are talking about is it?


jdogpc 08-28-2005 04:37 PM

Soory for mispelling the filename. Here's the correction.

/etc/modprobe.conf and it should contain somthing like this:

[.....@srv ~]$ cat /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 e100
alias eth1 3c59x
alias scsi_hostadapter DAC960
alias usb-controller uhci-hcd
# I2C module options
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev

so chnage the line that corresponds to interface your systems says it detects.


whf 08-29-2005 07:51 AM

Hi again,

I've had a look at the modprobe.conf file and here are the interesting lines:


install eth0            /bin/true
install eth1            /bin/true
install tr0              /bin/true
install scsi_hostadapter /bin/true
install fb0              /bin/true

I also looked at the /bin/true file but it is only an executable and I cannot edit it. The other lines in the modeprobe.conf file really didn't have anything to do with the network adaptors. I dunno if this helps...?

Maybe this is just suse weirdness?


jdogpc 08-29-2005 06:04 PM

The file /bin/true is a binary file that is ment to be used as a end code for shell script files, so that it ends with an exit code 0 to confirm all went well.

I found this something I think you should take a look at this link, in a few words they say to run this command "generate-modprobe.conf | tee /etc/modprobe.conf" it reads the info at /etc/module.conf, convert it to the file modprobe.conf and finally displays it on the screen.
I'll try to find out some more and then post meanwhile if you find anything say something.


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