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GRAFPUP 2 RC2 - WI-FI, intel ipw3945 problem - solved -
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msumner

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun 2007, 05:49    Post subject:  GRAFPUP 2 RC2 - WI-FI, intel ipw3945 problem - solved -
Subject description: Works in Puppy but not in Grafpup.
 

Hi guys, hope someone can help me out. I have been using Puppy since January, starting with 2.13, and one of the things that made it so attractive was that it was the first distro I tried that supported my wifi. I really like the way Grafpup 2 is put together, but for some reason, even though it is similar to puppy, I have never been able to get the wifi to work. Going back a couple of releases, before the new kernel was introduced, the driver was there and the os could see the router but I could not get online. Since moving to the new kernel, there is no driver and modprobe does not work. I dont know whether the module will not compile, or what. I don't know if the module has to be included in the kernel when the kernel is compiled or whether it can be added after? I do not understand compiling and modules etc. so I am a bit out of my depth, and Nathan seems to be having problems with getting it working, so I was hoping that some of you old hands out there might be able to help. Cool
Thanks in anticipation!
Cheers, Mike

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun 2007, 09:45    Post subject:  

This is strange... I just messaged Nathan about it last night -- telling him I noticed in your HW-test results how that module wasn't loaded!

Send me the Grafpup rc.modules and /lib/modules/someting-pcimap and I'll have a look.

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun 2007, 12:55    Post subject:  

Hi Dougal, thanks for helping out. Sorry, but I could not figure how to attach the files. I pasted the contents into a leafpad file but can't attach it. Rolling Eyes
Do I have to make it into a tar or something?
Mike
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2007, 16:19    Post subject:  

Does the ipw3945 exist in Grafpup? It's not in the pcimod list, hence doesn't get loaded... rather simple.

You should try modprobing it manually and see if it exists.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2007, 18:57    Post subject:  

Hi Dougal, tried modprobe (see first post).
Nathan has put together a couple of pet packages for me to try, but neither have worked so far. I have a thread on this at linux questions.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=558248
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun 2007, 10:22    Post subject:  

Oops, I missed that part about the module not existing... Nathan should know why it's not there -- he can look at the kernel sources and see if it's supposed to exist.

Maybe that module source should be downloaded from somewhere? Maybe tempestuous will know.

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun 2007, 11:58    Post subject:  

I found this:
http://ipw3945.sourceforge.net/
but it all goes over the top of my head. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun 2007, 16:46    Post subject:  

I'll have a look at it, but you should send it to Nathan, so he can compile it...
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun 2007, 21:37    Post subject:  

What kernel version does GRAFPUP 2 RC2 have?
If it's 2.6.18.1 then you can just get the ipw3945.ko module from the current Puppy zdrv file ... but you will also need these 2 files -
/lib/firmware/ipw3945.ucode
/sbin/ipw3945d

Or if GRAFPUP has the 2.6.16.7 kernel from Puppy 2.0/2.01 then the ipw3945 driver is available as a dotpup here -
http://puppyfiles.org/dotpupsde/dotpups/Wifi/drivers-for-Puppy-2.00-and-2.01/

But if GRAFPUP has the REVISED 2.6.16.7 kernel from Puppy 2.02/2.10/2.11 then someone will need to compile the ipw3945 module from scratch.
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Jun 2007, 02:01    Post subject:  

Hi Tempestuous, Grafpup actually uses 2.6.20.2, so I guess Nathan is compiling from scratch. He's got a lot going on at the moment what with the new release being out, but since I posted here, he has put a couple of pet packages on the LQ forum for me to try but I have not got it working yet.
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