iwl3945 status in fedora7

Deependra Shekhawat jeevanullas at gmail.com
Thu May 24 09:27:18 UTC 2007

THis is what it shows in rawhide

[root at server network-scripts]# iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0     Failed to read scan data : Resource temporarily unavailable


On 5/24/07, Steve Hill <steve at nexusuk.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 May 2007, Andy Green wrote:
> > AIUI the situation is that i*p*w3945 is the older driver using the older
> > kernel 80211 stack.  iwlwifi and later i*w*l3945 are both names used for
> > the same newer driver which uses the newer mac80211 stack in the kernel.
> > So they can't really "ship both" iwl3945 and iwlwifi because they are
> Ok - my mistake.  I was a bit thrown by the name change from "iwlwifi" in
> test4's kernel to "iwl3945" in rawhide's combined with the change from not
> working at all to sort-of-working in an unstable way. :)
> Slightly connected with this - is
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 still considered the correct
> place for network configuration?  If I set up my iwl3945 through the GUI
> configurator it doesn't appear to store the ESSID or WEP key in that file
> (and won't associate with the access point when I ifup the interface).
> Setting the configuration manually in the ifcfg-wlan0 file seems to work,
> except booting with the wifi kill-switch on (so the wlan0 NIC never
> appears) results in the ifcfg-wlan0 file being *removed* automagically on
> boot. (!)  Removing configuration seems quite wrong and is a problem
> for me since my notebook appears to always power up with the wifi disabled
> unless I push the button during boot (I've not yet figured out if there's
> a way I can force it to always come up with it enabled...)
> I will do some more debugging this evening to see what's going on - it
> could just be me being stupid of course. :)
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