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Puppy cannot start up Intel pro wireless 3945abg
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cleoni

Joined: 07 Sep 2009
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Mon 07 Sep 2009, 15:06    Post subject:  Puppy cannot start up Intel pro wireless 3945abg
Subject description: but does miracles
 

Hello, I have tried this Puppy 4.2.1 seamonkey which I have successfully installed on a USB drive.

It is a true wonder and runs fast as hell.

The only problem is that I cannot make my wireless card to work, actually it cannot turn it up.

Mine is a Fujitsu-Siemens laptop which activates the builtin Intel pro wireless 3945abg card via a key combination under windows.

I think that it's for this reason, Puppy sees the card but cannot start it up (first button of the wizard). It correctly says I should turn wireless on, and in fact the wireless light is off, but there is no hardware switch.

I'm sure there must be somebody having solved this problem under Linux already.

in case it helps, here is the result of command


Code:

# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0A:E4:CB:DE:33 
          inet addr:192.168.1.3  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3170 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2730 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3285502 (3.1 MiB)  TX bytes:457569 (446.8 KiB)
          Interrupt:16 Base address:0x6000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:3C:0A:8A:E3 
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-1F-3C-0A-8A-E3-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00    -00 
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

# ifconfig wlan0 up
ifconfig: SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device


 


any idea?
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cleoni

Joined: 07 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep 2009, 10:42    Post subject: update (solved)  

Hello,
I discovered that there is a module named acerhk which should do the job. Actually had no chance to compile it (my Puppy seems to have no GCC at all).

However, I was able to solve it by upgrading the FLASH BIOS to version 1.10 - on Fujitsu-siemens support site. This upgrade allows you to wake up your PC with Wireless ON by default.

So, problem solved - Puppy is marvellous with wireless working.

Cheers
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