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I just read a great from Paul (alias waterhead) A little background before I submit my problem. I had before Ubuntu 8.10, wireless worked more or less: using the Windows ...
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    Wireless Setup - FujitsuSiemens Amilo 14xx - Intel 2200BG (Calexico)


    I just read a great from Paul (alias waterhead)

    A little background before I submit my problem.
    I had before Ubuntu 8.10, wireless worked more or less: using the Windows driver for the PCI chipset (Intel Calexico) which enabled me to use a Netgear USB WG111 (I had the right drivers also for the Netgear) !!!

    Was weird, but worked.

    Then I thought it would be nice to upgrade to 9.04. So it has been for a while, until I had to reinstall the same pc from scratch (Ubuntu-Gnome interface issues).

    Lets go back to .... wireless. Brand new 9.04, no frills no backyard add-ons. ((I went berserk having HSDPA to connect (in fact, it started working after I created another profile and ... came back to mine, plenty exclamations)).
    Nothing so far worked running thru forums and else.

    The Network Applet shows the wireless enabling grayed out (many more exclamations

    Hope that being rather new to linux, it is just a silly issue that can be fixed.
    Thanks for any you can provide.
    /jean-louis

    Here is the log that Paul requested:

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller [8086:2590] (rev 04)
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:2591] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:2668] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2660] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev d4)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:2641] (rev 04)
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller [8086:266f] (rev 04)
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:266a] (rev 04)
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    01:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)
    	Kernel driver in use: ipw2200
    	Kernel modules: ipw2200
    01:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8023]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
    01:05.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet [10ec:8169] (rev 10)
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    01:07.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6421 IDE RAID Controller [1106:3249] (rev 50)
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_via
    03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce Go 6600] [10de:0148] (rev a2)
    	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
    	Kernel modules: nvidia, nvidiafb
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 009: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0846:4240 NetGear, Inc. WG111 WiFi (v2)
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04fc:0538 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd 
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    arc4                    9856  2 
    ecb                    10752  2 
    p54usb                 20608  0 
    p54common              23680  1 p54usb
    mac80211              217592  2 p54usb,p54common
    cfg80211               38288  1 mac80211
    usbhid                 42336  0 
    isofs                  39844  0 
    udf                    87716  0 
    crc_itu_t              10112  1 udf
    ppp_deflate            12800  0 
    zlib_deflate           28312  1 ppp_deflate
    bsd_comp               13568  0 
    ppp_async              16896  2 
    crc_ccitt              10112  1 ppp_async
    option                 28036  3 
    usbserial              39656  9 option
    usb_storage            99648  0 
    binfmt_misc            16776  1 
    ppdev                  15620  0 
    bridge                 56212  0 
    stp                    10500  1 bridge
    bnep                   20224  2 
    input_polldev          11912  0 
    joydev                 18496  0 
    lp                     17156  0 
    parport                42220  2 ppdev,lp
    snd_hda_intel         434100  2 
    snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                83076  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy          10756  0 
    snd_seq_oss            37760  0 
    snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29696  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    iTCO_wdt               19108  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support    11652  1 iTCO_wdt
    snd                    62756  13 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    ipw2200               151112  0 
    psmouse                61972  0 
    soundcore              15200  1 snd
    video                  25360  6 
    ieee80211              38344  1 ipw2200
    ieee80211_crypt        13444  1 ieee80211
    pcspkr                 10496  0 
    serio_raw              13444  0 
    snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    output                 11008  1 video
    nvidia               7233756  38 
    intel_agp              34108  0 
    agpgart                42696  2 nvidia,intel_agp
    ohci1394               38576  0 
    r8169                  40836  0 
    mii                    13312  1 r8169
    ieee1394               94660  1 ohci1394
    raid10                 30336  0 
    raid456               134928  0 
    async_xor              11392  1 raid456
    async_memcpy           10112  1 raid456
    async_tx               15184  3 raid456,async_xor,async_memcpy
    xor                    24072  2 raid456,async_xor
    raid1                  29952  0 
    raid0                  15488  0 
    multipath              15104  0 
    linear                 13312  0 
    fbcon                  46112  0 
    tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
    font                   16384  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [ 1717.696085] ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -22
    [ 1720.732100] ipw2200 0000:01:03.0: firmware: requesting ipw2200-bss.fw
    [ 1826.934006] usb 1-1: firmware: requesting isl3887usb_bare
    [ 1826.945246] p54: LM86 firmware
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.28-15-generic

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    Well, the Intel Pro 2200 is failing to find the firmware. For Jaunty, it's in the package linux-firmware.

    The USB dongle appears to be loading the driver and firmware fine. What's the output of iwconfig?

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    Thumbs up Wireless not active

    Great, tks
    You're right, the Netgear installs fine. What should I do with the firmware you mention? ... I would hate to mess up my setup... and late experience was tear..ring me to pieces

    Do you also think this is going to fix the greyed-out NetworkManager Applet wireless issue, which is the dead end of all this report?

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    iwconfig file

    sorry.. missed a bit, here it is

    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    ppp0      no wireless extensions.

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    I'm a little confused that linux-firmware seems not to be installed, since as far as I know, Ubuntu includes it by default.

    Do
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    dpkg -l | grep firmware
    and see if the package is listed.

    Also, look in /usr/lib/firmware/ and see if there's anything named ipw2200

    If it's not installed, just install
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    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware

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    Wireless not active

    Code:
    root@jlm-amilo:/home/jlm# dpkg -l | grep firmware
    ii  linux-firmware                             1.11                                 Firmware for Linux kernel drivers
    root@jlm-amilo:/home/jlm# sudo apt-get install linux-firmware
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-firmware is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    No firware directory in /usr/lib/firmware/ but found the files in /lib/firmare:
    - ipw2100-1.3.fw
    - ipw2100-1.3-i.fw
    - ipw2100-1.3-p.fw
    - ipw2200-bss.fw
    - ipw2200-ibss.fw
    - ipw2200-sniffer.fw

    and some ".ko" and ".h" files in subdir of usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-15-generic/include.

    I also downloaded from sourceforge, yesterday, the packages (firmware and tools) that Intel indicates but I did nothing (fear to sc.th.up ):
    Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

    /jlm

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    Well the firmware is obviously there. In /lib/firmware/ there should be another folder named 2.6.28-15-generic. Try copying the firmware files there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Well the firmware is obviously there. In /lib/firmware/ there should be another folder named 2.6.28-15-generic. Try copying the firmware files there.
    I copied the 5 files to the directory, but nothing yet

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    Maybe you can try a newer version. Download the 3.1 package from here:

    Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Driver Firmware

    Before you replace the current firmware with the downloaded version, rename the firmware to something like: ipw2200-bss.fw.old

    Then unpack it and copy it to the /lib/firmware folder.

    I am guessing because your wireless has a specific designation of Calexico2, it may need a special firmware. According to that download site the firmware version is dependent on the driver version. You can find the driver version that you are using with this command.
    Code:
    modinfo ipw2200
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    I did but to no avail. If I want to see the Intel wireless appear in the NetworkManagerApplet, I have to plug in the Netgear USB wifi!!! And anyhow, there no way I can get the option "Enable Wireless" to come out of the shades.... it's greyed out, full stop.
    At this stage, I might just forget about the Intel but need to find out how to turn wireless on. This seems to be a 9.04 issue if you install from scratch, but not if you upgradfe an 8.10....

    (Calexico is only an Intel project/product internal name, the "litterature" I read from Intel keeps on calling the PRO/Wireless 2200BG with that name. I checked on Fujitsu Siemens site and the pci wireless is confirmed as PRO/Wireless 2200BG)

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