Kernel modules ipw2200

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Post#1 by gm4it » 06 Apr 2020, 18:45

Hi.
I like very much Porteus. I am trying to use in a old DELL D610 adopting a WiFi card Intel 2200BG.
Porteus version 4.16.3 comes from the iso Porteus-LXQT-v4.0-i586.iso (but the issue happen also for different wm).

WiFi interface is not available.

It is well recognized
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dell Latitude D600
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 17
Memory at dfbff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: ipw2200

But in the log it fails the load
Syslog

Oct 3 21:01:23 porteus kernel: [ 16.972281] ipw2200 0000:03:03.0: Direct firmware load for ipw2200-bss.fw failed with error -2
Oct 3 21:01:23 porteus kernel: [ 16.972284] ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
Oct 3 21:01:23 porteus kernel: [ 16.972285] ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
Oct 3 21:01:23 porteus kernel: [ 16.972411] ipw2200: probe of 0000:03:03.0 failed with error -5

ls -R /lib/modules

/lib/modules/4.16.3-porteus/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/intel/ipw2x00:
ipw2100.ko
ipw2200.ko
libipw.ko

It is available the complete log.

Any suggestion?

I see this post from 2017, may help me too ? Just starting - Trouble with wifi pointing to this package:
ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/slackware64/a/kernel-firmware-20160628git-noarch-1.txz

I saw in a debian wiki wiki.debian.org/ipw2200 that it is suggested to install a different driver:
"Non-free firmware is required for both drivers, which can be provided by installing the firmware-ipw2x00 package."

Exist a similar chance also for Porteus?

Thanks for the help.
Giorgio

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Post#2 by Ed_P » 06 Apr 2020, 22:21

gm4it your problem sounds similar to this thread: Old Dell Latitude D610 Wireless missing I got the wifi to work and I can see my wifi network connections now, I just can't sign on to them with Porteus 3.2.2 or 4.0. :wall: Slax 6 works though. :happy62: The problem I'm having with it is having it save changes.
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Post#3 by donald » 06 Apr 2020, 22:55

Yep, it looks similar.

However, it would be worth trying to copy the firmware files into /lib/firmware/
if not already done.
firmware download:
https://packages.slackware.com/?r=slack ... 1-fw-1.txz

I would extract the firmware files and manually copy them into /lib/firmware > reboot.
(saving changes must be working)

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Post#4 by gm4it » 07 Apr 2020, 20:17

Good news.

Moved the .fw files from ipw2200-fw-3.1-fw-1.txz into /lib/firmware, then reboot.
Interface is now recognized displaying all the SID available.

2 times the system disconnected the interface, but now seems stable at every reboot.

Thanks a lot donald.
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Post#5 by Ed_P » 08 Apr 2020, 05:34

I'm jealous gm4it. :( I tried the same thing with my Dell system and I still end up looping on the password prompt. What network security options are you using? Mine is set for WPA and WPA2 Personal.
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