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Bug 159710

Summary: net-wireless/ipw3945-1.1.3 wlan driver doesn't work
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Sascha Teske <sascha.teske>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Christian Heim (RETIRED) <phreak>
Severity: major CC: markphipps, seemant
Priority: High    
Version: 2006.1   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Sascha Teske 2007-01-02 05:30:12 UTC
Things seem to be getting worse (before they'll get better i hope ;)
having upgraded as you suggested, i am now unable to even "see" the interface:
bison ~ # iwconfig 
lo        no wireless extensions.

ieee0     no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
it doesn't start the daemon automatically, when i do it by hand i have serious
doubts that it loads the firmware and the controller led can't even be bothered
to just flicker. 

i guess the snippet below could be a hint, especially the "permission denied"
bison ~ # ipw3945d --foreground
ipw3945d - regulatory daemon
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
version: 1.7.22
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection found at:
2007-01-02 03:30:39: ERROR: Could not open '/var/run/': Permission
i am quite optimistic that i would be able to get it working, but i think it
may be better to have it fixed in the distro if its not just a glitch in my
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-01-02 06:23:48 UTC
Please post the driver version, emerge --info and relevant part of your network configuration and reopen then.
Comment 2 Sascha Teske 2007-01-02 09:47:14 UTC
Portage 2.1.1-r2 (default-linux/x86/2006.0, gcc-4.1.1, glibc-2.5-r0, 2.6.19-suspend2-r1 i686)
System uname: 2.6.19-suspend2-r1 i686 Genuine Intel(R) CPU           T2500  @ 2.00GHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.12.6
Last Sync: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 15:00:01 +0000
ccache version 2.4 [disabled]
app-admin/eselect-compiler: [Not Present]
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7, 2.0.30
dev-lang/python:     2.4.3-r4
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r5
dev-util/ccache:     2.4-r6
dev-util/confcache:  [Not Present]
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.61
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.14
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.17-r2
CFLAGS="-O3 -march=pentium-m -fforce-addr -momit-leaf-frame-pointer -fomit-frame-pointer -ftracer -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/NX/etc /usr/NX/home /usr/kde/3.5/env /usr/kde/3.5/share/config /usr/kde/3.5/shutdown /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /var/service"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/gconf /etc/init.d /etc/java-config/vms/ /etc/rc.d /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/web2c /etc/wget"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -march=pentium-m -fforce-addr -momit-leaf-frame-pointer -fomit-frame-pointer -ftracer -pipe"
FEATURES="autoconfig candy distlocks fixpackages metadata-transfer sandbox sfperms strict userpriv"
LINGUAS="de en de_DE"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude='/distfiles' --exclude='/local' --exclude='/packages'"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage /usr/portage/local/layman/vmware"
USE="x86 GAPING_SECURITY_HOLE X acpi alsa alsa_cards_hda-intel alsa_pcm_plugins_adpcm alsa_pcm_plugins_alaw alsa_pcm_plugins_asym alsa_pcm_plugins_copy alsa_pcm_plugins_dmix alsa_pcm_plugins_dshare alsa_pcm_plugins_dsnoop alsa_pcm_plugins_empty alsa_pcm_plugins_extplug alsa_pcm_plugins_file alsa_pcm_plugins_hooks alsa_pcm_plugins_iec958 alsa_pcm_plugins_ioplug alsa_pcm_plugins_ladspa alsa_pcm_plugins_lfloat alsa_pcm_plugins_linear alsa_pcm_plugins_meter alsa_pcm_plugins_mulaw alsa_pcm_plugins_multi alsa_pcm_plugins_null alsa_pcm_plugins_plug alsa_pcm_plugins_rate alsa_pcm_plugins_route alsa_pcm_plugins_share alsa_pcm_plugins_shm alsa_pcm_plugins_softvol apm bash-completion berkdb bitmap-fonts bluetooth bzip2 cairo cdinstall cjk cli cracklib crypt cups dbus dllloader dlloader dmxi dpms dri dvb eds elibc_glibc emboss encode examples firefox flac foomaticdb fortran fritzcapi_cards_fcusb gdbm gif gnutls gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 gzip iconv idn imlib input_devices_evdev input_devices_joystick input_devices_keyboard input_devices_mouse input_devices_synaptics ipv6 ipv6arpa isdnlog ithreads jikes jpeg kernel_linux libg++ libwww lighttpd linguas_de linguas_de_DE linguas_en logrotate mad mikmod mmx motif mp3 mpeg mysql ncurses nls nptl nptlonly ogg opengl oss pam pcre png pppd qt4 quicktime readline reflection ruby sdl session spell spl sse sse2 ssl tcpd threads tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode userland_GNU utf8 vhosts video_cards_nv video_cards_nvidia video_cards_svga video_cards_vesa vorbis xinerama xml xorg xprint xv zlib"

and don't mention that it is "unstable" i did as sugested in


anything else?

Comment 3 Mark Phipps 2007-01-04 07:57:50 UTC
It appears that the daemon is trying to write a file as user ipw3945d in /var/run:

norbert run # chmod 777 /var/run
norbert run # ipw3945d
ipw3945d - regulatory daemon
Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
version: 1.7.22
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection found at:
Daemon launched as pid 11005.  Exiting.
norbert run # ls -l ipw*
-rw------- 1 ipw3945d root    5 Jan  4 10:57

total 0
norbert run # 
Comment 4 Mark Phipps 2007-01-04 08:04:58 UTC
This seems close to bug 142560.
Comment 5 Christian Heim (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-01-08 21:00:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> This seems close to bug 142560.

It is a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 142560 ***