Sabayon PE intel pro wireless card problem

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Sabayon PE intel pro wireless card problem

Postby infocrash » Sat Dec 15, 2007 23:03

My intel pro wireless card shows up on dmesg but when i run ifconfig is not listed.

when i run net-setup only my irda port shows up

running /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 restart does nothing.

the modules

ipw3945 and ieee802 are loaded

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Sabayon PE intel pro wireless card problem

Postby WarraWarra » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:15

Will try and test mine a bit later or in the next 8 hours and post what I can figure out.
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Re: Sabayon PE intel pro wireless card problem

Postby WarraWarra » Sun Dec 16, 2007 17:04

Might have to use the sticky "before 3.4e ipw3945 ...." one and ndiswrapper + windows driver to get ipw3945 to work.

Same on mine.
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Re: Sabayon PE intel pro wireless card problem

Postby infocrash » Sun Dec 16, 2007 18:23

O.k i managed to find a network cable to post some console output.
My laptop model is lenovo x60 btw.

# dmesg |grep Intel
[ 22.719436] Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 7.3.20-k2
[ 22.719439] Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation.
[ 22.853020] e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
[ 58.731710] intelfb: Framebuffer driver for Intel(R) 830M/845G/852GM/855GM/865G/915G/915GM/945G/945GM chipsets
[ 58.795928] ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <jketreno@linux.intel.com>
[ 58.822801] iTCO_wdt: Intel TCO WatchDog Timer Driver v1.02 (26-Jul-2007)
[ 58.920791] agpgart: Detected an Intel 945GM Chipset.
[ 59.111380] ipw3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Network Connection driver for Linux, 1.2.0mpr
[ 59.111384] ipw3945: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[ 59.116615] ipw3945: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
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[b]# /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 restart[/b]

* Starting wlan0
* /etc/conf.d/wireless is deprecated
* Please put all settings in /etc/conf.d/net
* /etc/conf.d/wireless is deprecated
* Please put all settings in /etc/conf.d/net
* Configuration not set for wlan0 - assuming DHCP
* Bringing up wlan0
* dhcp
* network interface wlan0 does not exist
* Please verify hardware or kernel module (driver)
#
# lsmod |grep ipw
ipw3945 107936 0
ieee80211 32712 1 ipw3945
ieee80211_crypt 7040 1 ieee80211
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vi /var/log/message

Dec 16 11:55:14 NetworkManager: <info> Updating allowed wireless network lists.
Dec 16 11:55:14 NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_dbus_get_networks_cb(): error received: org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks - org.free
desktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks.


if you need any more info please let me know
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Re: Sabayon PE intel pro wireless card problem

Postby infocrash » Sun Dec 16, 2007 20:38

Honestly i don't know how it happend, but my wireless is working now.
all i remember doing was
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mv /etc/conf.d/wireless /etc/conf.d/wireless_old


and they i right clicked on KnetWorkManager and i had a listing of wireless networks to choose from.

but
this script does not work
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 /etc/init.d/net.wlan0

i always get


#
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/etc/init.d/net.wlan0 restart

* Starting wlan0
* Configuration not set for wlan0 - assuming DHCP
* Bringing up wlan0
* dhcp
* network interface wlan0 does not exist
* Please verify hardware or kernel module (driver)

Oh i see my wireless net has the name eth1

How do i change the eth1 alias to wlan0?
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Re: Sabayon PE intel pro wireless card problem

Postby WarraWarra » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:11

The driver is somehow linked to the eth0 or wlan0 naming.
ndiswrapper should give you wlan0 if you are using it.

eth1 is just fine as long as it works.

Might want to try the rc-update add net.eth1 default so the wifi connection starts at boot or just let knetworkmanager do it for you in KDE.

PS> might see that wep /wpa connections has some isues with weaker signals , they are still fixing this.

Also might try to rename the wlan0 to eth1 for the script to work ? not that clued up with this parts. Gentoo wiki should be able to gove you moreaccurate info or the irc / web chat top of this page.
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