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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: iwlagn issues (not able to activate wireless card) Reply with quote

Ok, here goes....

I've been trying for a fair few hours to allow wirless connection... This is what's presented when typing:

/etc/init.d/net.wlan0 restart
* Stopping wlan0
* Bringing down wlan0
* Shutting down wlan0 ... [ ok ]
* Stopping wpa_cli on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
* Stopping wpa_supplicant on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
* Starting wlan0
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132
* Starting wpa_supplicant on wlan0 ...
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
Could not set interface 'wlan0' UP [ ok ]
* Starting wpa_cli on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
* Backgrounding ...


on dmesg

436.309912] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: RF_KILL bit toggled to enable radio.
[ 513.840846] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
[ 513.898975] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.898979] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
[ 513.902782] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.902785] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
[ 513.916725] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
[ 513.920200] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.920204] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
[ 513.924038] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.924041] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2

dmesg | tail

mesg | tail
[ 513.840846] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
[ 513.898975] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.898979] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
[ 513.902782] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.902785] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
[ 513.916725] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode
[ 513.920200] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.920204] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: firmware: requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
[ 513.924038] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
[ 513.924041] iwlagn 0000:02:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2



No idea how to solve this at all....Any ideas????
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing to check is RFKILL in the kernel - for my
thinkpad x300 I had to set *disable* RFKILL.
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aready turned off the RFkill, no joy... Any other advice...
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you get a loading firmware error - I assume you have
installed the proper firmware? (net-wireless/iwl5000-ucode)
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have absolutley no idea.. All i do know it worked in LiveCd... now i can't get it to work at all... Net-wireless command no longer works, i think because i have wpa_supplicant installed now... By the way, i'm a complete novice, so any explanations of certain actions needs more explanaion than normal and i alos require exact commands i need to apply.. thanks
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK - what I meant was is the package net-wireless/iwl5000-ucode
installed or not?
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post this :

Code:

# lspci -n
# ifconfig -a
# iwconfig
# iwlist scan
# emerge -av net-wireless/iwl5000-ucode
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't think i have that installed at all, sorry... Even if i did, i have know idea how to use it ...

The moderator has provide me with code, but unfortunatlry the iwconfig command no longer works, that is its unrecognised
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you install this :

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# emerge -av wireless-tools
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

albright wrote:
One thing to check is RFKILL in the kernel - for my
thinkpad x300 I had to set *disable* RFKILL.


In my case, Sony VGN-SR29VN, it was the same problem. After turning RFKILL off in kernel 2.6.36-r5, the driver (WIFI Link 5100) started to work. Previously, I had the same message with the error number 123.
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