Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

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Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

Postby Danex » Thu Jan 07, 2010 20:26

Hi

I have a litte problem whit my wlan.
System: Acer Aspire 5738G

lspci:
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Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series

iwconfig:
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lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0


and here is my problem!
dmesg:
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[   29.822239] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-1000-2.ucode
[   29.863173] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi-1000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[   29.863177] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-1000-1.ucode
[   29.869955] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi-1000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[   29.871274] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-1000-2.ucode
[   29.875335] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi-1000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[   29.875339] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-1000-1.ucode
[   29.879620] iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi-1000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2


I have only the microcode for iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode
and can't find iwlwifi-1000-2.ucode to download.
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Re: Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 22:21

You're going to have to do some detective work. Google "iwlwifi-1000-ucode" and find a site or sites with versions of the package tarball that contain the firmware that is missing, download the tarball(s) to your Desktop, extract iwlwifi-1000-1.ucode and iwlwifi-1000-2.ucode and copy them to the directory /lib/firmware/ (and /lib64/firmware/ if you use a 64-bit version of SL) and then reboot. The tarball for iwlwifi-1000-ucode on Intel's site (http://intellinuxwireless.org/?n=Downloads) is iwlwifi-1000-ucode-128.50.3.1.tgz and that only contains the firmware file iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode, hence my suggestion to use Google to find earlier versions of the tarball.
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Re: Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

Postby Danex » Thu Jan 07, 2010 23:19

i tried that yesterday, but i can`t find an older version (-2,-1).
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Re: Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 23:50

In that case I think you'll need to install the 2.6.32 kernel, as the driver is built into the kernel and I suspect the 2.6.32 kernel will probably want the iwlwifi-1000-3.ucode firmware rather than the earlier versions which don't appear to be around anymore. The 2.6.32 kernel image is not in Entropy yet, so you'll have to compile it (see the SL Wiki HowTo article on upgrading the kernel using genkernel).
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Re: Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

Postby strategist » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:48

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Re: Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

Postby Danex » Mon Jan 11, 2010 14:14

# eselect kernel list

show me only 2.6.27 and .31
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Re: Intel Wifi link 1000 problem

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon Jan 11, 2010 18:47

You need to synchronise with Portage to download the latest ebuilds from the main Portage tree, and with the Sabayon overlay to download the latest ebuilds from the overlay. As root user in a Konsole/Terminal window:
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emerge --sync
layman -S


EDIT: Just remembered that I had a (different) problem building the 2.6.32 kernel which may possibly be causing the problem you reported if you had already synchronised with Portage and the SL overlay. Try the following:

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emerge --sync
layman -S
USE="symlink" emerge linux-sabayon-sources
eselect kernel list
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