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  1. wireless card no longer appears after dist-upgrade

    Hi folks,
    Running Debian Unstable on Fujitsu Lifebook with Centrino processor.

    Did a dist-upgrade last night to fix various things, and after a
    reboot, eth1 (which used to be the address for my wireless card) no
    longer appears. If I boot with earlier versions of the kernel it works
    fine.

    Has anybody seen anything like this, or does anybody have any
    suggestions of tests to run?

    all the best
    --cjc


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  2. Re: wireless card no longer appears after dist-upgrade

    What is the output of

    /sbin/ifconfig -a

    ?
    Accordingly you could change the name in the automatically generated file
    /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules
    back to eth1.

    Regards,
    Jörg-Volker.


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  3. Re: wireless card no longer appears after dist-upgrade

    Dear J\"org-Volker,

    On 12/20/06, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
    > What is the output of
    > /sbin/ifconfig -a


    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0B:5D:84:18:C8
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    Interrupt:11

    eth3 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr
    00-00-0E-10-03-21-9C-BD-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1240 (1.2 KiB) TX bytes:1240 (1.2 KiB)

    sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
    inet6 addr: ::127.0.0.1/96 Scope:Unknown
    UP RUNNING NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


    > Accordingly you could change the name in the automatically generated file
    > /etc/udev/rules.d/z25_persistent-net.rules
    > back to eth1.


    Its there already:

    # PCI device 8086:4220 (ipw2200)
    ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", SYSFS{address}=="00:12:f0:2e:4c:14",
    NAME="eth1"

    This suggests that the system can't find the device with the new kernel?

    --Colin

  4. Re: wireless card no longer appears after dist-upgrade

    Colin Cotter wrote:
    > ...
    > Its there already:
    >
    > # PCI device 8086:4220 (ipw2200)
    > ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", SYSFS{address}=="00:12:f0:2e:4c:14",
    > NAME="eth1"
    >
    > This suggests that the system can't find the device with the new kernel?
    >
    > --Colin


    Yes, this may be. Take a look at the output of dmesg or /var/log/dmesg
    if something goes wrong with the initialization of the WLAN-card.
    Since it uses the ipw2200 driver it needs a firmware with a version matching
    the kernel driver version.

    Regards,
    Jörg-Volker.



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  5. Re: wireless card no longer appears after dist-upgrade

    On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 13:05:10 +0100, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
    > Colin Cotter wrote:
    > > ...
    > > Its there already:
    > >
    > > # PCI device 8086:4220 (ipw2200)
    > > ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", SYSFS{address}=="00:12:f0:2e:4c:14",
    > > NAME="eth1"
    > >
    > > This suggests that the system can't find the device with the new kernel?
    > >
    > > --Colin

    >
    > Yes, this may be. Take a look at the output of dmesg or /var/log/dmesg
    > if something goes wrong with the initialization of the WLAN-card.
    > Since it uses the ipw2200 driver it needs a firmware with a version matching
    > the kernel driver version.


    Maybe the problem is related to this (from udev's NEWS.Debian.gz):

    udev (0.098-1) experimental; urgency=low

    Starting with this release the rules files keys BUS, ID, SYSFS and DRIVER
    have been deprecated. While rules using the old syntax will continue to
    work, custom rules files using these keys should be updated.
    For details please consult /usr/share/doc/udev/RELEASE-NOTES.gz .

    -- Marco d'Itri Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:21:16 +0200

    It seems that SYSFS is now replaced by ATTRS; maybe your last upgrade
    removed the support for the legacy keys.

    --
    Regards,
    Florian

  6. Re: wireless card no longer appears after dist-upgrade

    I replaced SYSFS with ATTRS but I still get the same problem.

    dmesg | grep ipw2200 says

    ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.1.2kmq
    ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
    ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
    ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
    ipw2200: failed to register network device
    ipw2200: probe of 0000:01:0d.0 failed with error -5

    I have firmware version 2.4, with kernel 2.6.18-3-686 which I think is correct?

    best wishes

    --Colin

    On 12/22/06, Florian Kulzer wrote:
    > On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 13:05:10 +0100, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
    > > Colin Cotter wrote:
    > > > ...
    > > > Its there already:
    > > >
    > > > # PCI device 8086:4220 (ipw2200)
    > > > ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net", SYSFS{address}=="00:12:f0:2e:4c:14",
    > > > NAME="eth1"
    > > >
    > > > This suggests that the system can't find the device with the new kernel?
    > > >
    > > > --Colin

    > >
    > > Yes, this may be. Take a look at the output of dmesg or /var/log/dmesg
    > > if something goes wrong with the initialization of the WLAN-card.
    > > Since it uses the ipw2200 driver it needs a firmware with a version matching
    > > the kernel driver version.

    >
    > Maybe the problem is related to this (from udev's NEWS.Debian.gz):
    >
    > udev (0.098-1) experimental; urgency=low
    >
    > Starting with this release the rules files keys BUS, ID, SYSFS and DRIVER
    > have been deprecated. While rules using the old syntax will continue to
    > work, custom rules files using these keys should be updated.
    > For details please consult /usr/share/doc/udev/RELEASE-NOTES.gz .
    >
    > -- Marco d'Itri Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:21:16 +0200
    >
    > It seems that SYSFS is now replaced by ATTRS; maybe your last upgrade
    > removed the support for the legacy keys.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Florian
    >
    >


  7. Re: wireless card no longer appears after dist-upgrade

    Hello,

    In fact the version of the firmware has no importance with the kernel
    version but with the IPW2200 version !
    You have the v1.1 of ipw then you must download the latest firmware and
    copy all .fw files in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware ( previously delete all
    file in this directory )

    +

    Colin Cotter a écrit :
    > I replaced SYSFS with ATTRS but I still get the same problem.
    >
    > dmesg | grep ipw2200 says
    >
    > ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.1.2kmq
    > ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
    > ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    > ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
    > ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
    > ipw2200: failed to register network device
    > ipw2200: probe of 0000:01:0d.0 failed with error -5
    >
    > I have firmware version 2.4, with kernel 2.6.18-3-686 which I think is
    > correct?
    >
    > best wishes
    >
    > --Colin
    >
    > On 12/22/06, Florian Kulzer wrote:
    >> On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 13:05:10 +0100, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
    >> > Colin Cotter wrote:
    >> > > ...
    >> > > Its there already:
    >> > >
    >> > > # PCI device 8086:4220 (ipw2200)
    >> > > ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="net",

    >> SYSFS{address}=="00:12:f0:2e:4c:14",
    >> > > NAME="eth1"
    >> > >
    >> > > This suggests that the system can't find the device with the new

    >> kernel?
    >> > >
    >> > > --Colin
    >> >
    >> > Yes, this may be. Take a look at the output of dmesg or /var/log/dmesg
    >> > if something goes wrong with the initialization of the WLAN-card.
    >> > Since it uses the ipw2200 driver it needs a firmware with a version

    >> matching
    >> > the kernel driver version.

    >>
    >> Maybe the problem is related to this (from udev's NEWS.Debian.gz):
    >>
    >> udev (0.098-1) experimental; urgency=low
    >>
    >> Starting with this release the rules files keys BUS, ID, SYSFS and
    >> DRIVER
    >> have been deprecated. While rules using the old syntax will
    >> continue to
    >> work, custom rules files using these keys should be updated.
    >> For details please consult /usr/share/doc/udev/RELEASE-NOTES.gz .
    >>
    >> -- Marco d'Itri Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:21:16 +0200
    >>
    >> It seems that SYSFS is now replaced by ATTRS; maybe your last upgrade
    >> removed the support for the legacy keys.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >> Florian
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



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