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Re: [SLUG] laptops/wireless connections
- To: Tim Lloyd <tlloyd99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] laptops/wireless connections
- From: O Plameras <oscarp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 12:34:47 +1000
- Cc: SLUG Mail List <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Tim Lloyd wrote:
I have installed fc5 on my new laptop and I am having no end of bother
getting the wireless connection going.
I have downloaded the firmware for my wireless card and installed it:
[root@localhost tim]# ls /lib/firmware/
ipw2200-2.4-LICENSE ipw2200-sniffer.fw ipw-2.4-ibss.fw
ipw2200-3.0-LICENSE ipw-2.4-boot.fw ipw-2.4-ibss_ucode.fw
ipw2200-bss.fw ipw-2.4-bss.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer.fw
ipw2200-ibss.fw ipw-2.4-bss_ucode.fw ipw-2.4-sniffer_ucode.fw
[root@localhost tim]# /sbin/modprobe -l ipw*
Perhaps, all you have to do is update your kernel and the rest to fix your
The immediate thing to do is to upgrade your kernel to 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5.
This is the latest kernel as far as I know.
To make the upgrade cleanly and gracefully, a number of things to check:
1. Check that in /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory only the following files have
The rest should have 'enabled=0'.
2. Once this is done, do this command:
2.1 #yum update kernel
2.2 Reboot using the updated kernel (This should be 2.6.16-1.211_FC5 as
3. Once rebooted, do this command:
3.1 #yum update (This might take a while, so be sure coffee is heated).
This will also update your ipw modules just as it will update everything
3.2 When the previous is completed do this command to check:
3.2.1 #yum list | grep ipw
This is let you check visually what you have in your installation as well
as check that your installation is complete and consistent.
Then, try using your wireless.
I added the connection as eth1 in network config and sometimes I can
activate it, but most times it sits and stares at me. Has anyone any
suggestions on how to activate the wireless connection? Sorry I am a
bit vague but I am stilll ramping up on linux.
On a related topic I tried the live breezy cd on the laptop and X
Is anyone running dapper with a 2915ABG Intel wireless card/nx8220
laptop? I haven't dlled DD yet but if I get some positive feedback I
Hope this helps.