I just updated my laptop to gentoo-source-2.6.12-r4 from 2.6.11-r11 and now my
ipw2100 wireless card seems to be broken. Whenever I update my kernel I always
have to re-emerge ipw2100 to get it to build against the new kernel. Did that
again this time and all seems to go okay, except that after rebooting, the
kernel module gets loaded fine but I can never get a DHCP lease. It's not a
local problem because rebooting back to 2.6.11-r11 works just fine, as before.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.emerge --update gentoo-sources
4.reboot to 2.6.12-r4
System hangs attempting to get DHCP lease, then gives up with no wireless
Same as with 2.6.11-r11, the system should get DHCP.
Please provide the relevant output of `dmesg` and the output of `emerge --info`.
You also failed to tell us which version of the ipw2100 you are using...
ipw2100 version 1.1.0
emerge --info and dmesg output to be attached
Created attachment 62930 [details]
Created attachment 62931 [details]
Reopening with requested information
The dmesg output doesn't show any errors - it does however show that you are
using WEP. Please see if you can reproduce the problem with WEP disabled.
Disabling WEP won't work because the access point is definitely configured for
WEP. I tried it for grins, but as expected, it refused to associate.
BTW, I don't have control over the access point to disable WEP there. I'll see
if I can dig up a test access point though.
Please report back when you've tested against a non-WEP AP.
Reporter, please see if ipw2100-1.1.1_pre11, which can be found in my overlay,
fixes this issue: http://dev.gentoo.org/~brix/files/overlay/
This might be a similar race condition as the one reported upstream at
Please try the patch from the above bug report, and report if it solves your
Unfortunately, I can not reproduce it here...