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Bug 232605 - with kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG doesn't work
Summary: with kernel-2.6.20-1.2925.fc6 Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-16 12:27 UTC by Oded Arbel
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:21:43 UTC

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Description Oded Arbel 2007-03-16 12:27:47 UTC
Description of problem:
After booting to kernel 2.6.20 2925, the ipw2200 driver doesn't load properly.
It reports the following errors in the system log:
Mar 16 13:03:24 x-23 kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Mar 16 13:03:24 x-23 kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load ucode: -62
Mar 16 13:03:24 x-23 kernel: ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -62
Mar 16 13:03:24 x-23 kernel: ipw2200: failed to register network device
Mar 16 13:03:24 x-23 kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:04:02.0 disabled
Mar 16 13:03:24 x-23 kernel: ipw2200: probe of 0000:04:02.0 failed with error -5

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On an ipw2200 equipped computer, start kernel 2.9.20 9295
2. Try to connect to a wireless network
Actual results:
The wireless network interface is not shown using iputils and no wireless
networks can be detected

Expected results:
Wireless network should work

Additional info:
I'm using an IBM Thinkpad T43 with centrino.

Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2007-03-16 17:49:44 UTC
Please try increasing the firmware timeout value:

  echo 100 >/sys/class/firmware/timeout

Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2007-03-19 18:13:47 UTC
Does increasing the timeout work? If so please close the bug.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:33:17 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:21:41 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
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