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#1 2004-09-27 12:56:57

molinero
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From: Copenhagen/Denmark
Registered: 2004-09-19
Posts: 110

ipw2100 has stopped working

Hi there

I kind of new to Arch - so this may be a stupid question :-)

I have a Acer Travelmate 291 (290 series).

To get the network card working I installed ipw2100, hotplug and pacman updated my kernel - everything went fine.
And I had the card working great.

But then it stopped working - on startup hotplug report:

eth1: Firmware 'ipw2100-1.2.fw' not available or load failed
eth1: ipw2100_get_firmware failed: -2
eth1: Failed to power on the adapter
eth1: Failed to start the firmware

I suspect one of two things broke it:

pacman wanted to update my kernel again - and I said yes yes go ahead. Maybe the ieee1394 is loaded as eth1 ?

I had the comp running on battery - and since I havn't installed an indicator yet - it went down (powered down) suddenly, because the battery was emty.

I have tried to rmmod ipw2100 and then modprobe ipw2100 - but iwconfig still report that no devices has wireless extensions.

I have also tried to download the firmware and install it again but nothing has worked - please help.

Thanks in advance

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#2 2004-09-27 17:31:53

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,262

Re: ipw2100 has stopped working

fixed in new package
hotplug changed directory of firmware
if you cannot wait for new package
move everything from /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware to /lib/firmware
and all should be fine
if such problems arise feel free to make a bug entry
at http://bugs.archlinux.org
then devs were informed quickly

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#3 2004-09-27 17:55:00

molinero
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From: Copenhagen/Denmark
Registered: 2004-09-19
Posts: 110

Re: ipw2100 has stopped working

Thanks...

I simply fixed it by downgrading the hotplug package.

I will wait for the new hotplug... then upgrade

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#4 2004-09-27 17:58:34

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,262

Re: ipw2100 has stopped working

no new hotplug will come, new ipw packages is soon available on the server then you can saely upgrade to new hotplug package :-)

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#5 2004-09-27 18:41:44

molinero
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From: Copenhagen/Denmark
Registered: 2004-09-19
Posts: 110

Re: ipw2100 has stopped working

Oh okay - i'll do that then :-)

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