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Old 09-25-2010, 01:46 AM
James
 
Default iwl5000 firmware fails to load

Folks,

I am having a fairly strange problem with my iwl5000 and the microcode.

After a fresh install Gentoo install wireless works with no issues.
Upon installing a set that includes xorg, Firefox, hal, VirtualBox,
etc. the wireless ceases to work. Check out a snippet from my dmesg:

~ % dmesg | grep -i iwl
iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:d
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN, REV=0x54
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled

Re-emerging the microcode, wpa_supplicant, wireless-tools, etc.
doesn't seem to do anything. The wireless still doesn't work. These
files *do* exist where they belong (/lib/firmware).

Once I emerge the set (below), a reload then results in the error(s) above.

Google didn't reveal much. Any thoughts / ideas on how to troubleshoot
this would be appreciated.

Thanks!
-james

-->8--
full set below

app-cdr/xfburn
app-editors/mousepad
app-emulation/virtualbox-bin
mail-client/mutt
mail-client/thunderbird
net-analyzer/tcpdump
net-analyzer/wireshark
net-im/pidgin
net-news/liferea
x11-plugins/pidgin-musictracker
x11-plugins/pidgin-extprefs
x11-plugins/pidgin-otr
x11-plugins/pidgin-encryption
net-print/xfprint
sys-apps/hal
www-client/firefox
x11-base/xorg-drivers
x11-base/xorg-x11
x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel
x11-terms/xterm
x11-themes/echo-icon-theme
x11-themes/human-icon-theme
x11-themes/iceicons
x11-themes/tangerine-icon-theme
x11-themes/tango-icon-theme
x11-themes/tango-icon-theme-extras
x11-themes/wm-icons
x11-themes/xfce-gant-icon-theme
x11-themes/xfwm4-themes
x11-wm/compiz-fusion
xfce-base/thunar
xfce-base/xfce4-meta
xfce-extra/thunar-archive-plugin
xfce-extra/thunar-thumbnailers
xfce-extra/thunar-volman
xfce-extra/xfce4-battery-plugin
xfce-extra/xfce4-mixer
xfce-extra/xfce4-mount-plugin
xfce-extra/xfce4-power-manager
xfce-extra/xfce4-sensors-plugin
xfce-extra/xfce4-taskmanager
xfce-extra/xfce4-verve-plugin
 
Old 09-25-2010, 08:06 PM
James
 
Default iwl5000 firmware fails to load

Any thoughts / ideas would be greatly appreciated. ) I'm about to
rip a handful of hair out of my head.

-james

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 1:46 AM, James <jtp@nc.rr.com> wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I am having a fairly strange problem with my iwl5000 and the microcode.
>
> After a fresh install Gentoo install wireless works with no issues.
> Upon installing a set that includes xorg, Firefox, hal, VirtualBox,
> etc. the wireless ceases to work. Check out a snippet from my dmesg:
>
> ~ % dmesg | grep -i iwl
> iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:d
> iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN, REV=0x54
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode' failed.
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode' failed.
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
> iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
>
> Re-emerging the microcode, wpa_supplicant, wireless-tools, etc.
> doesn't seem to do anything. The wireless still doesn't work. These
> files *do* exist where they belong (/lib/firmware).
>
> Once I emerge the set (below), a reload then results in the error(s) above.
>
> Google didn't reveal much. Any thoughts / ideas on how to troubleshoot
> this would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks!
> -james
>
> -->8--
> full set below
>
> app-cdr/xfburn
> app-editors/mousepad
> app-emulation/virtualbox-bin
> mail-client/mutt
> mail-client/thunderbird
> net-analyzer/tcpdump
> net-analyzer/wireshark
> net-im/pidgin
> net-news/liferea
> x11-plugins/pidgin-musictracker
> x11-plugins/pidgin-extprefs
> x11-plugins/pidgin-otr
> x11-plugins/pidgin-encryption
> net-print/xfprint
> sys-apps/hal
> www-client/firefox
> x11-base/xorg-drivers
> x11-base/xorg-x11
> x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel
> x11-terms/xterm
> x11-themes/echo-icon-theme
> x11-themes/human-icon-theme
> x11-themes/iceicons
> x11-themes/tangerine-icon-theme
> x11-themes/tango-icon-theme
> x11-themes/tango-icon-theme-extras
> x11-themes/wm-icons
> x11-themes/xfce-gant-icon-theme
> x11-themes/xfwm4-themes
> x11-wm/compiz-fusion
> xfce-base/thunar
> xfce-base/xfce4-meta
> xfce-extra/thunar-archive-plugin
> xfce-extra/thunar-thumbnailers
> xfce-extra/thunar-volman
> xfce-extra/xfce4-battery-plugin
> xfce-extra/xfce4-mixer
> xfce-extra/xfce4-mount-plugin
> xfce-extra/xfce4-power-manager
> xfce-extra/xfce4-sensors-plugin
> xfce-extra/xfce4-taskmanager
> xfce-extra/xfce4-verve-plugin
>
 
Old 09-26-2010, 04:23 AM
Adam Carter
 
Default iwl5000 firmware fails to load

For reference here's mine
iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17

iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100AGN REV=0x54
iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: irq 32 for MSI/MSI-X

iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 8.24.2.12

Side note - If your system is pcie then you should turn on the MSI kernel options.

I have no idea really - tho out of the software you installed before the breakage, Hal would have to be the biggest suspect. Maybe stop it form starting at boot and reboot to see what happens?? (FWIW im running hald) I assume you've added the hal use flag and done an emerge with newuse?


What kernel are you running?
 
Old 09-26-2010, 05:50 PM
James
 
Default iwl5000 firmware fails to load

Running 2.6.35-r8. I suspected hal, as well.

If I look through my /var/log/dmesg output, the load messages are
almost identical to yours before I emerge the set.

Unfortunately unmerging and re-emerging hal didn't seem to do anything.

Then again -- would hal really have anything to do with the kernel
loading the firmware? Hal shouldn't even be started by that point.

-j

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Adam Carter <adamcarter3@gmail.com> wrote:
> For reference here's mine
> iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:
> iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100AGN REV=0x54
> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: irq 32 for MSI/MSI-X
> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 8.24.2.12
>
> Side note - If your system is pcie then you should turn on the MSI kernel
> options.
>
> I have no idea really - tho out of the software you installed before the
> breakage, Hal would have to be the biggest suspect. Maybe stop it form
> starting at boot and reboot to see what happens?? (FWIW im running hald) I
> assume you've added the hal use flag and done an emerge with newuse?
>
> What kernel are you running?
>
>
>
 
Old 10-06-2010, 06:59 PM
James
 
Default iwl5000 firmware fails to load

Bump -- just wondering if anyone else has any thoughts or has seen
this in recent system updates.

-james

On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 1:50 PM, James <jtp@nc.rr.com> wrote:
> Running 2.6.35-r8. I suspected hal, as well.
>
> If I look through my /var/log/dmesg output, the load messages are
> almost identical to yours before I emerge the set.
>
> Unfortunately unmerging and re-emerging hal didn't seem to do anything.
>
> Then again -- would hal really have anything to do with the kernel
> loading the firmware? Hal shouldn't even be started by that point.
>
> -j
>
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Adam Carter <adamcarter3@gmail.com> wrote:
>> For reference here's mine
>> iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:
>> iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
>> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
>> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
>> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100AGN REV=0x54
>> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
>> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: irq 32 for MSI/MSI-X
>> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
>> iwlagn 0000:04:00.0: loaded firmware version 8.24.2.12
>>
>> Side note - If your system is pcie then you should turn on the MSI kernel
>> options.
>>
>> I have no idea really - tho out of the software you installed before the
>> breakage, Hal would have to be the biggest suspect. Maybe stop it form
>> starting at boot and reboot to see what happens?? (FWIW im running hald) I
>> assume you've added the hal use flag and done an emerge with newuse?
>>
>> What kernel are you running?
>>
>>
>>
>
 
Old 10-06-2010, 11:34 PM
Adam Carter
 
Default iwl5000 firmware fails to load

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 5:59 AM, James <jtp@nc.rr.com> wrote:

Bump -- just wondering if anyone else has any thoughts or has seen

this in recent system updates.



Have you verified the permissions on iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode are sensible?

Do you want to see my .config?

I agree with your reasoning on HAL, and that suggests its a kernel problem. Are you sure you are using the same kernel as before the software updates? If you are then something we think we know to be true, is not.


Can you boot from a DVD to verify that the hardware hasnt died? What can you see with lspci or lshw?
 

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