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    Default wireless not working : all details given as asked in sticky

    Hi,
    Following are the information as demanded in the sticky.
    1. lspci
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 03)
    02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
    2.dmesg | grep firmware
    firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
    I already have the file iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode in my /lib/firmware.


    I have checked intel's website and downloaded iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.24.2.12 and put it in /lib/firmware.

    dmesg | grep -i kill :-) I checked my radio is on.

    iwlist scan
    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't suppoort scanning.

    wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    wlan0 No scan results

    pan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    Dosen't list the networks.

    What could be the problem.

    thanks
    gudge

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    Default Re: wireless not working : all details given as asked in sti

    Depending on which openSUSE version you're using, you may find in-kernel support is provided as mentioned here:

    Note: The iwlwifi driver has been merged into mainline kernel since 2.6.24. If you are using kernels after this release, please use the intree (drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi) driver directly. After 2.6.26 the intree driver iwlagn also supports the new 5100BG, 5100ABG, 5100AGN, 5300AGN and 5350AGN series hardwares.
    Having said that, I'm not familiar with this model (my laptop uses earlier intel 2915ABG chipset), but there are openSUSE packages available. Have a look at webpin search for iwl5000-ucode. Make sure you search for your openSUSE version first, before downloading and installing. Then configure the device via yast.

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    Default Re: wireless not working : all details given as asked in sticky

    gudgeforums wrote:
    > 2.dmesg | grep firmware
    > firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
    > I already have the file iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode in my /lib/firmware.


    It did not say that firmware loading failed, just that it was going to
    use that file. Looks OK.

    > I have checked intel's website and downloaded
    > iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.24.2.12 and put it in /lib/firmware.
    >
    > dmesg | grep -i kill :-) I checked my radio is on.
    >
    > iwlist scan


    Was this as root? If not, you only get a passive scan.

    Look at the complete output of dmesg, but only post things that
    mention iwlwifi.

    This driver is very much a work in progress. You might have success
    with the compat-wireless package for your kernel.

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    Default Re: wireless not working : all details given as asked in sti

    Thanks for your help.
    > Was this as root? If not, you only get a passive scan.
    This was as root.
    I searched for iwlwfi. Could not get it in demsg.

    I could not understand the comment about intree driver.

    There are three files under that directory.
    iwl2945.ko, iwlagn.ko iwlcore.ko.

    Should i move these files to some other directory e.g. /lib/firmware. should i remove the old drivers.

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    Default Re: wireless not working : all details given as asked in sticky

    gudgeforums wrote:
    > Thanks for your help.
    >> Was this as root? If not, you only get a passive scan.

    > This was as root.
    > I searched for iwlwfi. Could not get it in demsg.
    >
    > I could not understand the comment about intree driver.
    >
    > There are three files under that directory.
    > iwl2945.ko, iwlagn.ko iwlcore.ko.
    >
    > Should i move these files to some other directory e.g. /lib/firmware.
    > should i remove the old drivers.


    I do not see any mention of "intree" driver in this thread. Only
    firmware belongs in /lib/firmware! Obviously, you do not understand
    the difference between a driver (the .ko files) and firmware. The
    driver runs on the host CPU, i.e. your computer. The firmware is the
    program that runs on the CPU in the device. In the startup process,
    the driver reads the firmware files and loads them into the device,
    then starts the CPU in the device.

    What I suggested is that you try the compat-wireless package for your
    kernel.

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    Default Re: wireless not working : all details given as asked in sti

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Depending on which openSUSE version you're using, you may find in-kernel support is provided as mentioned here:

    Note: The iwlwifi driver has been merged into mainline kernel since 2.6.24. If you are using kernels after this release, please use the intree (drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi) driver directly. After 2.6.26 the intree driver iwlagn also supports the new 5100BG, 5100ABG, 5100AGN, 5300AGN and 5350AGN series hardwares.

    Having said that, I'm not familiar with this model (my laptop uses earlier intel 2915ABG chipset), but there are openSUSE packages available. Have a look at webpin search for iwl5000-ucode. Make sure you search for your openSUSE version first, before downloading and installing. Then configure the device via yast.
    The second reply by deano_ferrari was about the in-kernel support.
    sorry for the confusion.

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    Can you someone pls help on how to use the intree driver?
    Where and how they can be installed ?

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    Default Re: wireless not working : all details given as asked in sticky

    gudgeforums wrote:
    > Can you someone pls help on how to use the intree driver?
    > Where and how they can be installed ?


    In tree drivers are already installed. They come with every kernel.
    You only have to configure the device.

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    Default Re: wireless not working : all details given as asked in sti

    Can you someone pls help on how to use the intree driver?
    Where and how they can be installed ?
    Without wishing to confuse the situation, the 'inree' driver is that which is provided by your kernel already. As suggested by iwfinger:

    What I suggested is that you try the compat-wireless package for your
    kernel.
    So try installing that package.

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