Bug 209392 - ipw2200 non-functional on Thinkpad T43p
ipw2200 non-functional on Thinkpad T43p
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-10-04 21:21 EDT by David Miller
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-13 02:38:27 EDT
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Description David Miller 2006-10-04 21:21:39 EDT
Description of problem:

Although the driver assosciates properly before the interface
is brought up, upon "ifup" the ipw2200 link goes down and
the device becomes totally non-functional.  Even rmmod'ing
the ipw2200 driver and reloading it does not bring the link
back.  Only a full reboot gets the link back, but it again
dies as soon as one tries to ifup the ipw2200 interface.

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
2.ifup eth1
Actual results:

ipw2200 device wedges

Expected results:

ipw2200 interface comes up properly

Additional info:

I am using the current firmware from Intel's ipw2200 sourceforge
site.  This problem has been happening ever since FC6 post-Test3
rawhide became installable on this laptop.  I do remember FC6 test1
and test2 working with the wireless interface on this system.
Comment 1 David Miller 2006-10-04 21:25:50 EDT
There was one strange message in the kernel logs when the ipw2200 device
tries to come up, from the ieee80211 stack:

eth1: NETDEV_TX_BUSY returned; driver should report queue full via

I notice that this debugging message has been removed from the current
ieee80211 stack sources in Linus's GIT tree.
Comment 2 John W. Linville 2006-10-05 08:44:50 EDT
Does it work if you change the ESSID by adding a space on the end?  So for 



   ESSID="davem "
Comment 3 David Miller 2006-10-13 02:38:27 EDT
I finally was able to get an install on my laptop using rawhide to start
playing this again, and the problem has gone away.  My wireless works

I wonder if I had a broken 3.0 firmware image.

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