Bug 84522 - overly complicated to configure orinoco_pci device in neat
overly complicated to configure orinoco_pci device in neat
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2003-02-18 08:28 EST by Chris Runge
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-04 05:50:20 EDT
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Description Chris Runge 2003-02-18 08:28:44 EST
Description of problem:

It is overly complicated to configure the following wireless device using neat:
02:02.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev
        Subsystem: Intel Corp. Wireless 802.11b MiniPCI Adapter
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
        Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Note that this device uses the orinoco_pci module.
In neat, click on the                                                          
                     Hardware tab, click New, then select Hardware Type of
Wireless. This generates the following message:
        Warning. Sorry, there is nothing to be edited, or this
        type cannot be edited yet.
If this is the case, the Hardware Type of Wireless probably shouldn't be
available, and even if so, shouldn't be the default option.
Then I tried to setup the wireless device by clicking on the Devices tab,
clicking New, then selecting Device Type of Wireless connection. The orinoco_pci
device was not listed; the only option is Other Wireless Card. Selecting that, I
do not see an option listed for my wireless card.
The one way I was able to edit the wireless device was to edit /etc/modules.conf
and add the following line:
alias eth1 orinoco_pci
it is then possible to edit the wireless connection with neat. This is overly
complicated and shouldn't be unnecessary.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

redhat-config-network-1.1.97-1 (in Phoebe 8.0.94)

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2003-02-18 08:40:07 EST
Can you please attach the output of:

$ python -c 'import kudzu;print kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_NETWORK,
Comment 2 Chris Runge 2003-02-18 09:27:35 EST
# python -c 'import kudzu;print
[Desc:           Harris Semiconductor|Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset
Driver:         orinoco_pci
Device:         None
, Desc:           Intel Corp.|82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
Driver:         e100
Device:         eth
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2003-08-11 10:31:28 EDT
can you please retry with 1.2.15, which should be available today as an update
Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2004-06-04 05:50:20 EDT
Closing due to inactivity. Reopen, if the problem is still existing.

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