[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #10464: wifi card Intel Pro 2915 ABG not working

  • From: "taos" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:58:00 -0000

#10464: wifi card Intel Pro 2915 ABG not working
   Reporter:  lukove                        |      Owner:  luroh
       Type:  bug                           |     Status:  in-progress
   Priority:  normal                        |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:  Drivers/Network/iprowifi2100  |    Version:  R1/Development
 Resolution:                                |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:                                |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  1                             |   Platform:  All

Comment (by taos):

 The difference I've seen between iprowifi2100 and iprowifi2200 after
 executing install-wifi-firmwares.sh might actually be related to #10914.

 As mentioned by luroh, at the moment only firmware for ipw2200 is part of
 haiku.hpkg and thus included in nightly images. However, just having a
 "iprowifi2200" directory  with an compressed tgz file in
 /system/data/firmwares/ doesn't mean it's actually activated. It's only
 activated when you can see a number of extracted firmware files.

 When I first tried to install the firmware on my laptop computer, the
 compressed firmware files were downloaded, packed into
 wifi_firmwares_1_any.hpkg and - according to a corresponding "activated-
 packages" file in one of the subfolders in /system/packages/administrative
 - actually mounted/activated. Unfortunately, it seems this lasted only
 about 12 s because then the entry for wifi_firmwares_1_any.hpkg was
 removed from the list again (status in HaikuDepot was still "active").
 A few days later I repeated the installation procedure with another
 computer that used an iprowifi2200 (I think without network connection) -
 this time everything worked as expected, all firmware files were extracted
 and mounted and wifi_firmwares_1_any.hpkg was again added to "activated-
 packages". Since then, wifi_firmwares_1_any.hpkg stayed activated and I
 could also - for the first time - successfully establish a wifi connection
 with my iprowifi2100 laptop.

 I repeated the procedures with a freshly installed nightly. And again,
 after the first installation attempt wifi_firmwares_1_any.hpkg was added
 to "activated-packages" and removed only seconds later - I never had the
 time to actually see folder /system/data/firmwares/iprowifi2100 pop up.
 Package status in HaikuDepot was still shown as active. This time, the
 same happened when I executed wifi-firmwares.sh on the iprowifi2200
 computer - activation followed by deactivation only seconds later. To
 activate the package I manually added an entry in

Ticket URL: <https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/10464#comment:20>
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