Description of problem:
In both RHEL5.0 and RHEL5.1, the driver for Intel's ipw3945 wireless module is
included in the "Supplementary" packages, not in the normal release, and thus
will not be installed by default. User need to manually install this extra
package to enable the ipw3945 module. However some vendor don't know they must
install "kmod-ipw3945" after OS installation and before install HTS.
Can we add the dependency in HTS for "kmod-ipw3945" package on laptops which has
Intel's ipw3945 wireless module ? At least we should notify users they need to
manually install this package before performing the NETWORK test.
Adding such a dependency would mean that all systems would need to install
kmod-ipw3945, which seems like a lot of additional effort for small benefit.
What is the failure shown to the user if the kernel module is missing? Does the
interface fail to come up?
Please check the comments on "2008-01-15" in
I think we should notify users somewhere(either in the docs or in HTS) that
extra packages must be installed manually in order to test ipw3945 wireless module.
re-assigning - documentation needed.