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Old 07-18-2008, 12:59 AM
oneman
 
Default unable to load ipw2200 module

I've got a Dell Latitude D810 and I tried to get the wireless to
work. I installed the ipw2200 driver, but get an error in dsmesg:


dull:/home/oneman# dmesg | grep ipw
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.0mq
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5


Does this mean the card is broken or is there anything I can do to
get it loaded?




Thanks,


Peter


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Old 07-18-2008, 04:22 AM
Andrew Sackville-West
 
Default unable to load ipw2200 module

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 02:59:45AM +0200, oneman wrote:
> I've got a Dell Latitude D810 and I tried to get the wireless to work. I
> installed the ipw2200 driver, but get an error in dsmesg:
>
> dull:/home/oneman# dmesg | grep ipw
> ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.0mq
> ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
> ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
> ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
> ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
> ipw2200: failed to register network device
> ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5
>
>
> Does this mean the card is broken or is there anything I can do to get it
> loaded?

which version of debian? I believe you need the firmware which is
likely in non-free. enable the non-free repos in /etc/apt/sources.list
and then do an aptitude update and search for firmware.

A
 
Old 07-18-2008, 07:22 AM
oneman
 
Default unable to load ipw2200 module

On 18-jul-2008, at 6:22, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:


On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 02:59:45AM +0200, oneman wrote:
I've got a Dell Latitude D810 and I tried to get the wireless to
work. I

installed the ipw2200 driver, but get an error in dsmesg:

dull:/home/oneman# dmesg | grep ipw
ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.0mq
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
ipw2200: failed to register network device
ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5


Does this mean the card is broken or is there anything I can do to
get it

loaded?


which version of debian? I believe you need the firmware which is
likely in non-free. enable the non-free repos in /etc/apt/sources.list
and then do an aptitude update and search for firmware.



I'm running Etch. The drivers were in non-free if I remember well.

I did install the driver, and it looked to me as these entries in dmesg
show the driver being loaded, and failing. But maybe I'm misreading
it and
is this just the device being detected? Is there a way to check wich
modules

are actually loaded? I looked at modprobe but that only seems tot list
available drivers on disk with 'modprobe -l'.


Peter


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Old 07-18-2008, 08:07 AM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default unable to load ipw2200 module

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 09:22:13 +0200, oneman wrote:
> On 18-jul-2008, at 6:22, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 02:59:45AM +0200, oneman wrote:
>>> I've got a Dell Latitude D810 and I tried to get the wireless to
>>> work. I
>>> installed the ipw2200 driver, but get an error in dsmesg:
>>>
>>> dull:/home/oneman# dmesg | grep ipw
>>> ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.0mq
>>> ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
>>> ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
>>> ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
>>> ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
>>> ipw2200: failed to register network device
>>> ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5
>>>
>>>
>>> Does this mean the card is broken or is there anything I can do to
>>> get it
>>> loaded?
>>
>> which version of debian? I believe you need the firmware which is
>> likely in non-free. enable the non-free repos in /etc/apt/sources.list
>> and then do an aptitude update and search for firmware.
>>
>
> I'm running Etch. The drivers were in non-free if I remember well.
>
> I did install the driver, and it looked to me as these entries in dmesg
> show the driver being loaded, and failing. But maybe I'm misreading it
> and
> is this just the device being detected? Is there a way to check wich
> modules
> are actually loaded? I looked at modprobe but that only seems tot list
> available drivers on disk with 'modprobe -l'.

You can find the firmware here:

http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php

You will have to accept a license agreement to download the firmware;
your driver needs the newest available version (v3).

After you have downloaded the compressed tar archive, extract the files
and put them into the /lib/firmware directory. Then modprobe the ipw2200
module again and check with dmesg if everything is OK now; watch out for
messages about problems with the RF kill switch. (If the driver cannot
find the firmware in /lib/firmware, try /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware
instead.)

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Old 07-18-2008, 08:13 AM
didier gaumet
 
Default unable to load ipw2200 module

Le Fri, 18 Jul 2008 09:22:13 +0200,
oneman <lists@onemanifest.net> a écrit :

[...]
> Is there a way to check wich modules are actually loaded? I looked at
> modprobe but that only seems tot list available drivers on disk with
> 'modprobe -l'.
[...]

lsmod

The intel ipw2200 driver is free (kernel module in admin/contrib) but
the firmware is not.
So you have to download it from here:
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php?fid=7
and then extract the .fw files into /lib/firmware


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Old 07-18-2008, 09:55 AM
oneman
 
Default unable to load ipw2200 module

On 18-jul-2008, at 10:13, didier gaumet wrote:


Le Fri, 18 Jul 2008 09:22:13 +0200,
oneman <lists@onemanifest.net> a écrit :

[...]

Is there a way to check wich modules are actually loaded? I looked at
modprobe but that only seems tot list available drivers on disk with
'modprobe -l'.

[...]

lsmod

The intel ipw2200 driver is free (kernel module in admin/contrib) but
the firmware is not.
So you have to download it from here:
http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/firmware.php?fid=7
and then extract the .fw files into /lib/firmware


Yep, that did it. Thanx.

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