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[SLUG] Re: ipw3945 in ubuntu 6.10 on Dell 640m (1405)


Solved:

sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic

I also installed network-manager-gnome, which is needed to make things
easy, and a bunch of other stuff, but that probably didn't have much
affect.

The answer was at:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy

Ben

On 11/6/06, Ben <shadroth@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Switched to Ubuntu 6.10 for my Dell 640m laptop and I'm having trouble
with getting the wireless working.

I had to do a text mode install, because the resolution didn't work
and I didn't have the wired lan connected when I did that.

I edited /etc/network/interfaces and added:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

which got the wired lan running.

A few reports I've read say that ipw3945 should Just Work(tm) in
Dapper or Edgy and a few that had problems and then it started working
for no apparent reason, after they changed something else apparently
unrelated.

Here's a few lines from /var/log/messages, I'm not sure what else is relevant:

Nov  6 14:00:08 lima kernel: [17179586.740000] ipw3945: Intel(R)
PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.1.0mp
Nov  6 14:00:08 lima kernel: [17179586.740000] ipw3945: Copyright(c)
2003-2006 Intel Corporation
Nov  6 14:00:08 lima kernel: [17179586.740000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt
0000:0c:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
Nov  6 14:00:08 lima kernel: [17179586.740000] ipw3945: Detected Intel
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Ben