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    Unhappy Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M laptop running redhat 5 (error message wierless)


    Hi, fist off i would like to say sorry if i get anything wrong, this is my first time posting.

    I have a Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M laptop running redhat 5, And when i try to activate my wlan0 wierless connection, I get this error message.

    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
    Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

    Determining IP information for wlan0...SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

    I also have a eth0 connection, that is fine from installation RHEL5 64bit, my old desktop was windows 7.. 64bit wierless worked fine on that. i have been on the sony web site to update drivers but no linux support..thx sony.

    I have been trying to solve this problem for the best part of 3 days now with no luck, any help would be awesome as i want to ditch this wire and get mobile again.

    P.S I am new to linux so pls assune i know nothing ty

    Also could i just add.... my wireless switch on my laptop works fine as does my bluetooth and the switch is on..........
    Last edited by drsonic; 01-23-2012 at 11:41 AM.

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    Hello and Welcome!

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    Hi And ty
    i will have a look now.......

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    Ok so im going to post all the infomation here as they come off the terminal.....hope its right
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port [8086:2a41] (rev 07)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
            Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2946] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:294a] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel modules: i8xx_tco
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2929] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: ahci
            Kernel modules: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
            Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9600M GT] [10de:0649] (rev a1)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel modules: nvidiafb
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:4380] (rev 10)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: sky2
            Kernel modules: sky2
    05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100 [8086:4232]
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100 AGN [8086:1301]
            Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
            Kernel modules: iwlagn
    09:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
    09:03.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
            Kernel driver in use: sdhci
            Kernel modules: sdhci
    09:03.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
            Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    autofs4                63049  3 
    hidp                   83521  2 
    rfcomm                104681  0 
    l2cap                  89537  10 hidp,rfcomm
    lockd                 101169  0 
    sunrpc                202505  2 lockd
    cpufreq_ondemand       42449  1 
    acpi_cpufreq           47553  1 
    freq_table             38977  2 cpufreq_ondemand,acpi_cpufreq
    mperf                  35265  1 acpi_cpufreq
    ip_conntrack_netbios_ns    36033  0 
    ipt_REJECT             38849  1 
    xt_state               35265  1 
    ip_conntrack           91621  2 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
    nfnetlink              40457  1 ip_conntrack
    xt_tcpudp              36289  3 
    iptable_filter         36161  1 
    ip_tables              55457  1 iptable_filter
    ip6_tables             50177  0 
    x_tables               50505  5 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip_tables,ip6_tables
    be2iscsi               94173  0 
    ib_iser                68160  0 
    rdma_cm                68689  1 ib_iser
    ib_cm                  72809  1 rdma_cm
    iw_cm                  43465  1 rdma_cm
    ib_sa                  74953  2 rdma_cm,ib_cm
    ib_mad                 70757  2 ib_cm,ib_sa
    ib_core               104901  6 ib_iser,rdma_cm,ib_cm,iw_cm,ib_sa,ib_mad
    ib_addr                41673  1 rdma_cm
    iscsi_tcp              50893  0 
    bnx2i                  77665  0 
    cnic                   84457  1 bnx2i
    ipv6                  436001  1 cnic
    xfrm_nalgo             43333  1 ipv6
    uio                    45777  1 cnic
    cxgb3i                 64849  0 
    libcxgbi               91597  1 cxgb3i
    cxgb3                 215601  1 cxgb3i
    8021q                  58449  1 cxgb3
    libiscsi_tcp           53573  3 iscsi_tcp,cxgb3i,libcxgbi
    libiscsi2              77765  7 be2iscsi,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,bnx2i,cxgb3i,libcxgbi,libiscsi_tcp
    scsi_transport_iscsi2    73945  8 be2iscsi,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,bnx2i,libcxgbi,libiscsi2
    scsi_transport_iscsi    35017  1 scsi_transport_iscsi2
    loop                   48593  0 
    dm_multipath           58713  0 
    scsi_dh                42561  1 dm_multipath
    video                  53197  0 
    backlight              39873  1 video
    sbs                    49921  0 
    power_meter            47053  0 
    hwmon                  36553  1 power_meter
    i2c_ec                 38593  1 sbs
    dell_wmi               37601  0 
    wmi                    41985  1 dell_wmi
    button                 40545  0 
    battery                43849  0 
    asus_acpi              50917  0 
    acpi_memhotplug        40517  0 
    ac                     38729  0 
    parport_pc             62313  0 
    lp                     47121  0 
    parport                73165  2 parport_pc,lp
    joydev                 43969  0 
    snd_hda_intel         734217  1 
    testmgr_cipher         35905  0 
    testmgr                90097  1 testmgr_cipher
    aead                   42049  1 testmgr
    crypto_blkcipher       48321  1 testmgr
    crypto_algapi          54721  3 testmgr,aead,crypto_blkcipher
    crypto_api             42945  5 xfrm_nalgo,testmgr,aead,crypto_blkcipher,crypto_algapi
    arc4                   35009  2 
    iwlagn                153025  0 
    iwlcore               156101  1 iwlagn
    sr_mod                 50789  0 
    snd_seq_dummy          37061  0 
    cdrom                  68713  1 sr_mod
    snd_seq_oss            65473  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     41025  1 snd_seq_oss
    snd_seq                87777  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
    uvcvideo               87497  0 
    snd_seq_device         41557  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
    snd_pcm_oss            77377  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          49985  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm               116681  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    mac80211              183105  2 iwlagn,iwlcore
    snd_timer              57161  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd_page_alloc         44113  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_i801               42433  0 
    snd_hwdep              43721  1 snd_hda_intel
    cfg80211              189961  3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
    tpm_tis                48077  0 
    rfkill                 51545  1 cfg80211
    i2c_core               57537  2 i2c_ec,i2c_i801
    compat_ioctl32         41665  1 uvcvideo
    snd                   100201  11 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
    sdhci                  53209  0 
    videodev               58689  1 uvcvideo
    tpm                    50273  1 tpm_tis
    shpchp                 70893  0 
    mmc_core               59841  1 sdhci
    v4l1_compat            44613  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    sg                     70649  0 
    sky2                   82629  0 
    hci_usb                51293  2 
    serio_raw              40517  0 
    tpm_bios               40897  1 tpm
    soundcore              41825  1 snd
    wireless_compat        34753  2 cfg80211,rfkill
    v4l2_common            57153  3 uvcvideo,compat_ioctl32,videodev
    pcspkr                 36289  0 
    bluetooth             118725  8 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
    dm_raid45              99785  0 
    dm_message             36289  1 dm_raid45
    dm_region_hash         46145  1 dm_raid45
    dm_mem_cache           38977  1 dm_raid45
    dm_snapshot            52233  0 
    dm_zero                35265  0 
    dm_mirror              54737  0 
    dm_log                 44993  3 dm_raid45,dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
    dm_mod                102289  11 dm_multipath,dm_raid45,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror,dm_log
    ahci                   73293  2 
    libata                208977  1 ahci
    sd_mod                 56513  3 
    scsi_mod              199129  12 be2iscsi,ib_iser,iscsi_tcp,bnx2i,libcxgbi,libiscsi2,scsi_transport_iscsi2,scsi_dh,sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
    ext3                  169297  2 
    jbd                    94897  1 ext3
    uhci_hcd               57433  0 
    ohci_hcd               56181  0 
    ehci_hcd               66381  0
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Code:
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwlagn: iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Code:
    2.6.18-274.el5
    I hope this will help.......And Ty Again.
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    Could you also post the output of:
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    ifconfig -a
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    Code:
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1D:BA:F1:1E:73  
              inet addr:192.168.0.5  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:30582 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:50947 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:20839974 (19.8 MiB)  TX bytes:7461987 (7.1 MiB)
              Interrupt:169 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:1531 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1531 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:2460268 (2.3 MiB)  TX bytes:2460268 (2.3 MiB)
    
    wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:FB:83:BC:BE  
              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)

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    Okay... this can work, but you'll need to compile and install the driver.
    Ready?

    See this page. Third download on the list.
    Save the .tar.gz file.
    Then follow the steps outlined here.

    It's a well written walk-through, but if you run into any issues, post back with any errors or questions.
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    sorry but I am haveing a little trouble folowing here!!!
    the file i downloaded wount let me run them with ./configure make make install commands as there are only 3 files in the folder. they are as follows "iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode" "LICENSE.iwlwifi-5000-ucode" "README.iwlwifi-5000-ucode"

    sorry in advance if this seems lame.....

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    I looked at the README that was in the files.
    Looks like the only thing needed now is to copy the firmware to the correct directory.
    From the iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1-1 directory, as root:
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    cp iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode /lib/firmware
    After that, reboot. See if you can get a connection.
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    I logged in with SU as root and entered the folowing command "cp iwlwifi-5000-5.ucode /lib/firmware" then rebooted..........opened network config GUI. waln0 is inactive highlited it and clicked activate...and got this error message....

    Code:
    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
        SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
    
    Determining IP information for wlan0...SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory

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