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jojohippo
April 24th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Hi I'm not very good with linux so please be nice. I've been using Fedora 8 without any wireless problems and I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 but I'm not able to get my intel 2915 wireless card working.

I followed some of the instructions here on the Ubuntu Wireless Troubleshooting guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide)

The LSHW Command gives me this:

joe@joe-laptop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
SCSI
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:a0:d1:39:e1:c8
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.20 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no module=sky2 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 4
bus info: pci@0000:05:04.0
logical name: eth1
version: 05
serial: 00:16:6f:5f:b1:92
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.2.6 (Mar 22 2005) latency=128 link=no maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 module=ipw2200 multicast=yes wireless=unassociated

The LSMOD command gives me this


ipw2200 146120 0
ieee80211 35528 1 ipw2200

And the IWCONFIG command gives me this


joe@joe-laptop:~$ sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 unassociated ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


I'm kinda lost with all the documentation and forums and I dont' know what to do next or how to read this information... can someone point me in the right direction?

jojohippo
April 25th, 2008, 11:41 PM
bump

ciphex
April 26th, 2008, 09:28 PM
you might try installing the fwcutter firmware package.
it gives support for some broadcom chipsets, intel uses many of these in it's wifi implementations.

use Synaptic Package Manager to search for and install fwcutter.

chili555
April 26th, 2008, 11:57 PM
eth1 unassociated ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:0 kb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm Sensitivity=8/0
Retry limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
etc.Looks like it's working just fine, to me. Before you try anything else, can you click the Network Manager icon at the upper right, the one that sort of look like two computers trying to communicate, select your ESSID, supply any encryption details and connect?

Your details I quoted look like a healthy card standing tall, waiting for instructions.

jojohippo
November 3rd, 2008, 07:30 AM
It turns out for me it wasn't a driver issue at all. The problem was an irq conflict. To fix it, I had to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add pci=noacpi to the end of kernel line.