Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[solved]How to get my Wifi work before installation
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
pd1986
Guru
Guru


Joined: 19 Feb 2012
Posts: 307
Location: Paris

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: [solved]How to get my Wifi work before installation Reply with quote

According to the Gentoo installation handbook, the internet is needed if I use minimal CD.
The problem is, I only have a wireless network but my wifi card doesn't work and its LED stays off.

My wifi card is "Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN", and the minimal CD is "install-amd64-minimal-20120216.iso"

from "lspci", my wifi appears here, but when I used "dmesg | grep -iwl", i got

Quote:
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-4.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-3.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: no suitable firmware found!


I downloaded the newest driver from "http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=downloads"
But I don't know how to use it and make my wifi work before starting the installation

By the way, do I still need internet if I download the stage3 and portage?

Thank you

Well, to make the system recognize my wifi, I copied iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode got from the site to /lib/firmware/, then
"modprobe -r iwlwifi" "modprobe iwifi". problem is solved. thanks to all


Last edited by pd1986 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:39 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wizulis
n00b
n00b


Joined: 07 Nov 2010
Posts: 46

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, download iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1-1.tar.gz unpack it somewhere and copy the file iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode to /lib/firmware and then reload the driver.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pd1986
Guru
Guru


Joined: 19 Feb 2012
Posts: 307
Location: Paris

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wizulis wrote:
well, download iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1-1.tar.gz unpack it somewhere and copy the file iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode to /lib/firmware and then reload the driver.


Thanks.
I just don't know how to reload drivers. Which command?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
desultory
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 04 Nov 2005
Posts: 8027

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canonically, modprobe -r ${module_to_unload} then modprobe ${module_to_load}, see man 8 modprobe for the gory details
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pd1986
Guru
Guru


Joined: 19 Feb 2012
Posts: 307
Location: Paris

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

desultory wrote:
Canonically, modprobe -r ${module_to_unload} then modprobe ${module_to_load}, see man 8 modprobe for the gory details


Thanks.
I thought this command can't work with *.ucode file. I will look at it
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MrIncredible
n00b
n00b


Joined: 16 Oct 2005
Posts: 24

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emerge --search iwl

emerge iwl5000-ucode
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dustfinger
Guru
Guru


Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 420

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wizulis wrote:
well, download iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1-1.tar.gz unpack it somewhere and copy the file iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode to /lib/firmware and then reload the driver.


Alternatively you can:
Code:

# echo "=sys-firmware/iwl5000-ucode-8.83.5.1" >> /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords
# emerge -au sys-firmware/iwl5000-ucode

Since version 8.83.5.1 is masked at the time of this post. Version 8.24.2.12 provides iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode and the driver is expecting v5. After installing the firmware:
Code:

# ls /lib/firmware/ | grep -i iwlwifi
iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode


Sincerely,

dustfinger
_________________
Unanswered Post Initiative:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=119906
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum