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Old 10-09-2007, 11:57 AM   #1
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Trouble with wireless network card:Intel 3945ABG (works before last online update)


Hi all,
i am running Suse 10.1 on an HP laptop. After my last online update, the wireless card would not start. I can not turn on the Wifi light(there is a button to manually turn it on, but it no longer works). I have searched some previous posts that is relevant to this problem. And i tried the solutions too:
- update the driver
- update the firmware
...
- even log in as *root* to see if it works.

However, I still can not have the Wifi light lit up as it used to be. This is so odd. Can someone help me out?

thanks a lot.

tony
 
Old 10-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
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Gonna need some more info. Which module does your computer use for this wireless device?
Is it loading at boot? (use lsmod to see which modules are loaded)

What was updated at the last update?
 
Old 10-10-2007, 12:46 AM   #3
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Gonna need some more info. Which module does your computer use for this wireless device?
Is it loading at boot? (use lsmod to see which modules are loaded)

What was updated at the last update?
the command lsmod produces the following output:

Module Size Used by
xt_pkttype 5760 3
ipt_LOG 9856 9
xt_limit 6528 9
af_packet 28552 2
cpufreq_ondemand 11020 2
cpufreq_userspace 8448 0
cpufreq_powersave 5760 0
speedstep_centrino 11184 0
freq_table 8448 1 speedstep_centrino
snd_pcm_oss 47360 0
snd_mixer_oss 20224 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 52976 0
snd_seq_device 11916 1 snd_seq
edd 12484 0
button 10640 0
battery 13444 0
ac 8964 0
ip6t_REJECT 8960 3
xt_tcpudp 7040 5
ipt_REJECT 9216 3
xt_state 6016 12
iptable_mangle 6656 0
iptable_nat 11524 0
ip_nat 20396 1 iptable_nat
iptable_filter 6912 1
ip6table_mangle 6272 0
ip_conntrack 49880 3 xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_nat
nfnetlink 10136 2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
ip_tables 16196 3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 6656 1
ip6_tables 17604 2 ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables 16132 10 xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables,ip6_tabl es
ipv6 245216 15 ip6t_REJECT
apparmor 54552 0
aamatch_pcre 17408 1 apparmor
nls_iso8859_1 8064 1
nls_cp437 9728 1
vfat 16000 1
fat 51100 1 vfat
nls_utf8 6016 1
ntfs 199956 1
loop 19592 0
dm_mod 59728 0
usbhid 44640 0
intel_agp 24988 1
agpgart 33352 2 intel_agp
ohci1394 34224 0
ieee1394 93240 1 ohci1394
snd_hda_intel 24216 1
snd_hda_codec 215936 1 snd_hda_intel
ehci_hcd 31880 0
e100 37128 0
uhci_hcd 32272 0
usbcore 115460 4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
mii 9088 1 e100
snd_pcm 86660 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_timer 25860 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 56964 10 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 13024 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 13576 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i8xx_tco 11032 0
ide_cd 40224 0
i2c_i801 12044 0
i2c_core 23680 1 i2c_i801
cdrom 36512 1 ide_cd
reiserfs 216192 3
ata_piix 18436 0
fan 8580 0
thermal 17544 0
sg 35500 0
processor 31468 2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
ahci 25608 6
libata 116508 2 ata_piix,ahci
piix 13828 0 [permanent]
sd_mod 23040 7
scsi_mod 131596 4 sg,ahci,libata,sd_mod
ide_disk 19072 0
ide_core 123468 3 ide_cd,piix,ide_disk
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
because i am not familiar with linux kernel and its modules, I can not identify the module loaded for the wireless network card, or has it been loaded?
About my last update from a couple of days ago, it was the only update i did in the last 8 months. So I do not remember the items being updated, there are so many.
Thanks a lot for looking into the situation..

tony
 
Old 10-10-2007, 09:37 AM   #4
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Did your last update include a new kernel? You may need to update the kernel module for the wireless driver.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
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I think the module is called ipw3495 and I don't see it in your list.

Try as root: modprobe ipw3495
 
Old 10-10-2007, 01:32 PM   #6
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Did your last update include a new kernel? You may need to update the kernel module for the wireless driver.
hi Sadiq,
I think the kernel was updated. As I check upon the kernel modules for wireless network cards, the installed kernel package is wlan-kmp-smp, and it is up-to-date. There are other kernel packages like wlan-kmp-default, wlan-kmp-xen, ... ,but these are unchecked(not installed). I guess the unchecked kernel packages were not installed before my last update.
Perhaps I did not get what mean, if so, could you be more specific?
thanks for your help.

tony
 
Old 10-11-2007, 11:56 AM   #7
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still can not get the wireless card working

Quote:
Originally Posted by pilotgi View Post
I think the module is called ipw3495 and I don't see it in your list.

Try as root: modprobe ipw3495
Hi, thanks for the tip.

I tried modprobe command, but ipw3945 is not found.

mgm:/home/cuix # modprobe ipw3945
FATAL: Module ipw3945 not found.

And the list option yield these:

mgm:/home/cuix # modprobe -l ipw*
/lib/modules/2.6.16.53-0.8-smp/kernel/drivers/usb/serial/ipw.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.16.53-0.8-smp/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.16.53-0.8-smp/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2100.ko

I tried to modprobe these modules but it is not working.


tony
 
Old 10-11-2007, 03:37 PM   #8
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I think the module is called ipw3495 and I don't see it in your list.

Try as root: modprobe ipw3495
hi,pilotgi
You are right. The module should be ipw3495, but it seems to be missing somehow. I am getting confused. How to solve this problem then?
 
  


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