ipw3945/iwlwifi/iwl3945 users, please test latest davej kernels

Jarod Wilson jwilson at redhat.com
Wed May 9 13:30:40 UTC 2007

Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 15:46 +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 23:01 -0500, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
>>> Once upon a time Tuesday 08 May 2007, John W. Linville wrote:
>>>> If you are a rawhide user/tester and have ipw3945 hardware, please
>>>> try the latest kernels here:
>>>> 	http://people.redhat.com/davej/kernels/Fedora/fc7/
>>>> I am having mixed results with the latest iwl3945 updates, but I'm
>>>> not sure if it is this particular laptop having problems or the driver
>>>> in general.
>>> ive never had the iwlwifi driver work for me and the newest version is no 
>>> different.  the first versions of the drivers would associate but quickly  
>>> drop off.   the last half dozen or so kernels ive tested fail to associate at 
>>> all.  in fact they don't even see any networks.
>> For me, I see networks, and in all previous versions I would get 'tx
>> buffer full', messages (after working for a very short moment), but now
>> I get nothing other than NetworkManger telling me to 'get a better
>> one' :-)
> Hmm, can you run 'lshal' and find the bit for the wireless device?
> There may be both wmaster0 and wifi0.

There's this Toshiba laptop in front of me with an iwl3945-driven card 
that for some reason, NetworkManager never notices is there -- never 
gives any evidence in its menu that a wireless card exists. I've got a 
wmaster0 and a wlan0, but no wifi0, if its relevant.

lshal output here:


Jarod Wilson
jwilson at redhat.com

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