Bug 166129 - ipw2200 driver outdated
Summary: ipw2200 driver outdated
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-17 07:39 UTC by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-08-17 17:39:14 UTC

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Description H. Peter Anvin 2005-08-17 07:39:34 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

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