[gobolinux-users] Wireless config and bootsplash troubles

Jonas Karlsson jonka750 at student.liu.se
Tue Mar 25 02:58:11 NZDT 2008

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:49:00 +0100, João Felipe Santos <joao.eel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just found on the kernel config file that CONFIG_IWLWIFI is not set. I
> can't compile the iwlwifi module recipe (because the "isolated" module does
> not compile in .24 kernels), just the iwlwifi-3945-ucode one. I'll try to
> recompile kernel with this config var set and will report the results.
It is set in the default kernel config for
]grep IWL /Files/Compile/Recipes/Linux/

Perhaps you selected to base your kernel config on the running kernel (which
is pre-2.6.24 on 014) where the above symbols didn't exist and therefore
wasn't set for the new kernel.

And the iwlwifi driver does not compile on 2.6.24+ kernels, no. But it's not
needed since the driver is built into the kernel.


> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Jonas Karlsson <jonka750 at student.liu.se>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:28:27 +0100, João Felipe Santos <joao.eel at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello there!
>> >
>> > I'm João (jfsantos at freenode), and I'm a new Gobolinux user. I installed
>> it
>> > on my laptop last weekend, and got some trouble:
>> >
>> > 1 - I can't get my wireless card working properly. It is an Intel
>> > PRO/Wireless 3945. Somebody on IRC told me to install
>> iwlwifi-3945-ucode,
>> > because the driver is compiled with the kernel. I installed this with
>> > InstallPackage, but iwconfig don't show my card (and I can't find it at
>> > /System/Kernel/Devices). Has someone any advice on how to get this card
>> > working?
>> It was me that told you about the ucode, though iirc I told you to use
>> Compile,
>> i.e. "Compile iwlwifi-3945-ucode", as we don't have a package for that
>> yet. I
>> did point you to the wrong ucode package first, but then I changed it to
>> the
>> above recipe. Did you try that command?
>> I don't know if the kernel module is loaded by default, so you might want
>> to
>> try to manually load it with modprobe. I don't know what the module is
>> called
>> so try 'modprobe i<tab>' to get a list of available modules starting with
>> 'i'.
>> It will probably be called something like iwl3945.
>> --
>> /Jonas
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