Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144234
FC3 + kernel-2.6.9-1.724_FC3 and incompatibility with ipw2200 v0.17
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:14:51 EST
Description of problem:
I'm running FC3 and I did an update last night which installed
kernel-2.6.9-1.724_FC3 as well as some other stuff.
I notice that it does not recognize the Intel wireless hardware
anymore. This may be an incompatibility issue with the 2.6.9 kernel
and the ipw2200 drivers.
I get messages in /var/log/message like...
Jan 4 14:42:29 arenal kernel: ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
Jan 4 14:42:29 arenal kernel: ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2004 Intel
CorporationJan 4 14:42:29 arenal kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel
PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Jan 4 14:42:29 arenal kernel: ipw2200: ipw2200_boot.fw load failed
Jan 4 14:42:29 arenal kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware:
Jan 4 14:42:29 arenal kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Jan 4 14:42:29 arenal kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:02:02.0 failed
Jan 4 14:46:39 arenal ifup: ipw2200 device eth1 does not seem to be
present, delaying initialization.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3
2. Configure all the wireless stuff so it is working
3. Run up2date
No longer recognizes the wireless hardware.
I am also trying to submit this same bug to the ipw2200 project but
currently there bugzilla doesn't seem to be responding.
This bug has also been submitted as bug #527 to the ipw2200 project
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
actually, this looks like you don't have the firmware data installed.
can you confirm that ?
This bug has been mass-closed along with all other bugs that
have been in NEEDINFO state for several months.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, this
is the only method we have of cleaning out stale bug reports
where the reporter has disappeared.
If you can reproduce this bug with current FC3 updates, please
reopen this bug.
If you are not the reporter, you can add a comment requesting
it be reopened, and someone will get to it asap.
If you are not the reporter, but can reproduce this problem against
FC4, please open a new bug.