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#1 2005-09-26 15:07:02

neur0fx
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Registered: 2005-09-25
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wireless help please :)

I have a Dell D610 laptop with an Intel wireless adapter (2200). And i can't seem to get it to work.

After running pacman -Sy ipw2200 and rebooting the system i get this error message when i check dmesg:

mobilefx ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
mobilefx ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, 1.0.3
mobilefx ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
mobilefx ipw2200: no version for "ieee80211_get_crypto_ops" found: kernel tainted.
mobilefx ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.0.6
mobilefx ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel Corporation
mobilefx ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:03.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
mobilefx ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
mobilefx firmware_loading_store: unexpected value (0)
mobilefx ipw2200: ipw-2.3-boot.fw load failed: Reason -2
mobilefx ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: 0xFFFFFFFE
mobilefx ipw2200: failed to register network device
mobilefx ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5

the firmware is located in /lib/firmware  where they ought to be if i check hotplugs firmware.agent.

I'm not a linux master.. this is beyond my skillset to solvent at this point.
Can anyone help me out?  If only i can get this working then i'm on my way to Arch linux heaven

thank you

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#2 2005-09-26 15:31:11

dtw
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Re: wireless help please :)

[search]firmware AND ipw2200[/search]

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#3 2005-09-27 02:27:48

neur0fx
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Re: wireless help please :)

It works now..

I'm still a little confused as to what the cause of the problem is. But it's definitely pointing towards UDEV.

I decided to simply reinstall arch since i thought i could only toggle udev support during the installation. (i didn't know about the grub kernel parameter)

so anyways.. during the /arch/setup process i edited the grub configuration file and specified devfs=nomount. Upon booting the system for the first time i got a nasty error message about the EXT3 FS being bad and all of that... so i edited the kernel line in grub so that the default devfs would be used.. and it booted fine. CONSISTENTLY.. with udev enabled i got that nasty fschk problem during bootup.

I then proceeded to do a pacman -Syu and updated everything. After that i did a pacman -S ipw2200 and had the same error as mentioned on my first post. (couldnt load firmware blah blah)

So i did a devfs=nomount again since udev got upgraded.. and now it works.

So my question is... since hotplug gets used by default.. WHY is devfs enabled?  Doesn't hotplug REQUIRE udev?  i think the problem was twofold.. there was a bug with udev and udev wasn't enabled the first time around.

thank you

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#4 2005-09-27 15:30:12

dtw
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Re: wireless help please :)

CONSISTENTLY.. with udev enabled i got that nasty fschk problem during bootup

I think someone else is having a similar prob smile

Doesn't hotplug REQUIRE udev

No via versa, udev requires hotplug

thank you

That magical search function smile

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#5 2005-09-28 17:02:39

phrakture
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Re: wireless help please :)

neur0fx wrote:

So my question is... since hotplug gets used by default.. WHY is devfs enabled?  Doesn't hotplug REQUIRE udev?  i think the problem was twofold.. there was a bug with udev and udev wasn't enabled the first time around.

Hot off the presses:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HotPlug

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#6 2005-09-28 18:36:39

shadowhand
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Re: wireless help please :)

udev 068 is a major problem with ipw2200, due to bugs in udev's firmware loading code. This is fixed in udev 070, which will hopefully be in Current soon.


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#7 2005-09-28 22:53:11

phydeaux
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Re: wireless help please :)

I've been running ipw2200 and udev 068 ever since they went into current and never had a problem.  Is this something that is just effecting certain users?

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