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After reading through about a thousand different posts relating to wireless configuration with no success I’ve finally decided to break down and as the world to personally help me. I’ve ...
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- 12-29-2006 #1
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- Dec 2006
Wireless Card Hell on Dell Inspiron 9300
I’ve been struggling to get my new gentoo system to find my wireless card on my Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop. I can get the wireless to work from the livecd with some forcing, but as soon as I reboot my new system I have had no luck even getting the system to find the hardware. I have tried compiling the nessisary drivers into my kernel as well as loading them as modules and still no luck. I’m probably missing some simple detail that is going to kick me in the butt later.
Here is some info you might find useful. Someone please help me fix this.
Kernel is 2.6.18-gentoo-r6
lspci | grep ireless
03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
ac battery button processor thermal video dm-mod b44 ieee80211 ieee80211_crypt ipw2200 ehci-hcd uhci-hcd sr-mod evdev fglrx
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:3F:EA:AA:64 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:19 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: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)
- 12-29-2006 #2
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- Dec 2006
Well thats Irony for you. After 10 hours of trying to get it to work and posting this message I figured it out 30 min later.
For anyone who was wondering I needed to emerge ipw2200-firmware. That did the trick.
Thanks anyone who took a second look at my post.
- 12-29-2006 #3
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