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FS#3595 - wireless in testing

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Claudio Riva (Firetux) - Wednesday, 07 December 2005, 18:35 GMT
Task Type Support Request
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To Judd Vinet (judd)
Architecture not specified
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7 Wombat
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Hi, I'm using testing tree.
I just made an upgrade but now wireless (centrino ipw2200) doesn't works! I don't know if it's a kernel or a udev problem.
If I try to modprobe ipw2200 I get:

WARNING: Error inserting ieee80211_crypt (/lib/modules/2.6.14-ARCH/net/ieee80211/ieee80211_crypt.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting ieee80211 (/lib/modules/2.6.14-ARCH/net/ieee80211/ieee80211.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting ipw2200 (/lib/modules/2.6.14-ARCH/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ipw2200/ipw2200.ko): Invalid module format

I try to rebuild ipw2200 pkg with "srcpac -Sb ipw2200" but I got a lot of errors
This task depends upon

Closed by  Judd Vinet (judd)
Sunday, 11 December 2005, 21:56 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Judd Vinet (judd) - Thursday, 08 December 2005, 23:34 GMT
Hi Claudio,

Please try the new kernel26- going up to Testing right now. It includes the drivers for ipw2100, ipw2200, hostap-driver26 and ieee80211.

The ipw2?00 packages are still required for the closed-source firmware, however. There are new ipw packages in Testing as well.
Comment by Claudio Riva (Firetux) - Friday, 09 December 2005, 09:27 GMT
Hi Judd, new packages are in testing but database is not update
Comment by Matiss Piesins (piesis) - Friday, 09 December 2005, 15:01 GMT
Something has gone wrong with the testing database - even on it is already 3 days old:
testing.db.tar.gz 8 KB 12/06/2005 08:19:00 PM

same thing on mirrors as well.
meanwhile the packages are being updated as usual.
Comment by Judd Vinet (judd) - Friday, 09 December 2005, 20:08 GMT
This is because one developer has pulled a no-no and committed a package update without actually uploading the package!

Until he fixes it, Testing is more or less frozen.
Comment by Judd Vinet (judd) - Friday, 09 December 2005, 20:10 GMT
Update: problem seems to have been fixed now. I've rebuilt testing on the master server, so mirrors should update soon.

Comment by Claudio Riva (Firetux) - Saturday, 10 December 2005, 09:52 GMT
Hi Judd, now the system try to load /lib/firmware/ipw-2.2-boot.fw but ipw2200 supply /lib/firmware/ipw-2.4-boot.fw
Comment by Judd Vinet (judd) - Saturday, 10 December 2005, 22:01 GMT
Hi Claudio,

Okay. I don't know much about this firmware business, so I'll need your help to test. If you create symlinks to the real names and name them the way ipw2200.ko expects, does it work?

These are the names that the module is looking for:


If it's as simple as that, then I can rebuild ipw2200 to include the symlinks. On the other hand, this may do something unexpected, like freeze your system.
Comment by jp fielding (jp_fielding) - Sunday, 11 December 2005, 04:51 GMT
just tried the symlinks, works fine for me.
Comment by Claudio Riva (Firetux) - Sunday, 11 December 2005, 13:49 GMT
I did symlink for every file ipw-2.4* to ipw-2.2* and now works well! :)
Thanks Judd! You just have to create link in ipw2200 pkg.