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FS#9374 - iwl3945: Could not read microcode: -2

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Stefano (astratto) - Monday, 28 January 2008, 08:45 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 24 March 2008, 09:25 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Installation
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture i686
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


After booting Archlinux-i686-2007.08-2.core.iso, using the intel-wireless flag,
the device is correctly recognized, but doesn't work.

The logs say:
iwl3945: iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
iwl3945: Could not read microcode: -2

I managed to have it working by overwriting the microcode.

cp /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945.ucode /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
rmmod iwl3945 && modprobe iwl3945
and finally
ifconfig wlan0 up

Steps to reproduce:
Boot the iso above using the intel-wireless flag.
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Monday, 24 March 2008, 09:25 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Monday, 28 January 2008, 18:51 GMT
well the iso has some older iwlwifi driver included, which will be replaced by the next iso with .24 kernel on it
Comment by Stefano (astratto) - Monday, 28 January 2008, 22:54 GMT
Ok. Then close this bug, please.
Thank you for the quick and exhaustive clarification.