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Re: [opensuse] suse 10.2 and intel wireless 2200 card...
  • From: "Andy Harrison" <aharrison@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 15:36:11 -0500
  • Message-id: <a22ff2940701101236o1010c6cao3041179ad688748e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 1/10/07, J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Why not simply activate the card using yast? There are already ieee80211
and ipw2200 modules which ship with suse.

If you have already tried that, exactly where did things fail?

Joe


Oops, that would have been helpful information to include.

Here is a boot sequence before any changes:
Jan 8 17:55:52 linux kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless
2200BG Network Connection
Jan 8 12:55:52 linux firmware.sh[4923]: Cannot find firmware file
'ipw2200-bss.fw'
Jan 8 17:55:52 linux kernel: ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware
failed: Reason -2
Jan 8 17:55:52 linux kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
Jan 8 17:55:52 linux kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Jan 8 17:55:52 linux kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed
with error -5
Jan 8 17:57:55 linux kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless
2200BG Network Connection
Jan 8 17:57:55 linux kernel: ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware
failed: Reason -2
Jan 8 17:57:55 linux kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
Jan 8 17:57:55 linux kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Jan 8 17:57:55 linux kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed
with error -5
Jan 8 12:57:55 linux firmware.sh[6105]: Cannot find firmware file
'ipw2200-bss.fw'

I found some docs that seemed to indicate that the firmware files
would have been installed automatically during initial setup, but they
were not. I tried manually installing the
ipw-firmware-7-10.noarch.rpm package, which is actually for 10.1.
This doesn't install a file exactly named /lib/firmware/ipw2200-bss.fw
so I just tried copying the corresponding *.fw file to the correct
name. This is from the boot sequence after that:

Jan 10 13:56:02 aharrison kernel: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.1.2kmprq
Jan 10 13:56:02 aharrison kernel: ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006
Intel Corporation
Jan 10 13:56:02 aharrison kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless
2200BG Network Connection
Jan 10 13:56:02 aharrison kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load boot firmware: -12
Jan 10 13:56:02 aharrison kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -12
Jan 10 13:56:02 aharrison kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Jan 10 13:56:02 aharrison kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0
failed with error -5

I also tried a couple other packages, such as
ipw2200-firmware-2.4-8.at.noarch.rpm from atrpms.net, but didn't have
any better luck.

At this point, I have no ipw related rpm's installed and I'm just
trying from source.

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Andy Harrison
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