[ATrpms-users] Re: Problems with kernel 2.6.7 IPW2100 module
tim at thewunders.org
Thu Aug 12 23:05:42 CEST 2004
On 8/12/2004 4:03 PM, I believe that Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 02:12:10PM -0400, Tim Wunder wrote:
>>Anyway, within the past few days, I upgraded to the latest 2.6.7 kernel
>>provided by atrpms, and by extenstion, the latest ipw2100 and hostap.
>>After upgrading, I booted to the new kernel and seemed to have
>>everything working OK. [...]
>>Then... I decided to remove the old 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 kernels. That's when
>>things went bad. Ever since removing the 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 kernels (and
>>their dependant versions of hostap and the ipw2100) I have been unable
>>to use the wireless card.
> If your running kernel was indeed not one of the removed ones
> (including their kernel modules) this is really weird, as there should
> be no interaction across kernel sets at all. Did you perhaps also
> remove the firmware rpm by accident?
Which is the firmware rpm?
I'd removed, via 'rpm -e', without --force and without --nodeps, so I
should not have removed anything that was required of another rpm...
> ..Or perhaps you were thinking of
> booting into 2.6.7 while you booted in one of the now-removed kernels?
No, definately was booted into 2.6.7 when doing the remove. And, again,
the removal of the kernels was done via 'rpm -e', so (I'm assuming)
rpm's dependancy checking should've prevented accidentally booting into
an incorrect kernel. ??
>>My question is, I guess, is there a known problem with the ipw2100
>>kernel module and the IBM R40? Google searches have yielded no helpful
>>info (other than a recent post to atrpms-users regarding configuration
>>of the ipw2100).
>>Am I missing something?
>>Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this?
> Since it was working fine in the past, it has to work again with the
> same software :)
one would think... :-/
> I suggest to pick a kernel, install it, or make sure you have rpm -V
> it, make also sure you have the modutils package from ATrpms that
> ensures that external kernel modules get searched first. Then remove
> all ipw2100 rpms and reinstall them to makes sure you have everything
> in place.
sounds like a good plan...
>>I've tried to reinstall the 2.6.6 kernel via yum, but have not had any
>>success. My plan is to grab the 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 kernels manually and
>>install them via rpm, but am curious as to whether any list members have
>>any better ideas.
> yum shades away all "older" packages, so you cannot downgrade with
> yum. Please use apt instaled with
> apt-get install kernel#xyz
> apt-get install kernel-module-foo-xyz foo
Ahh... guess I gotta configure apt, then. Just was involved recently in
a discussion of the benefits of apt over yum. I've grown accustomed to
yum, but it apparently has some shortcomings...
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