[ILUG] Wireless card question
jenny.hanafin at nuigalway.ie
Fri May 23 17:38:51 IST 2008
Now that I've got my linux boot up and running again (many thanks for suggestions, in the end I reinstalled, will be much more careful about watching online updates in future) I'm trying to finally get my wireless card working. I'm using Opensuse 10.3 on a dual-boot Dell machine with an Intel Pro 3945ABG wireless card. I'm a noobie to linux admin, so finding this networking stuff a bit of a black box at the moment. Please bear with me!
So, the following IPW3945 software (according to YAST) is installed:
ipw-firmware (card firmware)
ipw3945-kmp-bigsmp (kernel module)
ipw3945d (regulatory daemon)
iwlwifi-kmp-bigsmp (intel wifi drivers)
So I'm guessing that the software is there and ready to go.
lsmod gives a 'ipw3945 208676 1' entry
lspci also has an 'Intel corporation PRO/wireless 3945abg' entry
So the system is seeing the card, and recognising it. But it's still not working.
I've done a modprobe ipw3945, didn't seem to help.
I can't see an ipw3945 in the /lib/modules/126.96.36.199-0.1-bigsmp/source/drivers/net/wireless directory, is that where I should be looking? Is that where modprobe looks? Can someone explain how modprobe works a little bit and maybe I can figure it out?
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