Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 209392
ipw2200 non-functional on Thinkpad T43p
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
ipw2200 device wedges
ipw2200 interface comes up properly
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.
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.
Does it work if you change the ESSID by adding a space on the end? So for
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.