Bug 166129

Summary: ipw2200 driver outdated
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: H. Peter Anvin <hpa>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description H. Peter Anvin 2005-08-17 07:39:34 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc3 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
kernel-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 contains version 1.0.0 of the ipw2200 driver, whereas the current version is 1.0.6.  1.0.0 is known not to work on a fair number of platforms, including the HP dv1000 series laptop.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fc4 on a HP dv1000 series laptop
2. Install the appropriate ipw2200 firmware
3. Try to bring up the wireless interface
  

Actual Results:  DHCP stalls

Expected Results:  Traffic flows

Additional info:

1.0.6 is known to work on this platform

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-08-17 17:39:14 UTC
Updating this driver has been a nightmare in the past due to the ieee80211 code
being incompatible between multiple drivers (it has to work with
ipw2100,ipw2200, and orinoco at least).  This won't get updated any time soon,
but the good news is that its queued for inclusion in 2.6.14