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From: James <jtp@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] iwl5000 firmware fails to load
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 02:05:35
Message-Id: AANLkTi=MZbzyxeLs=uKDbLUhWauNgt6+2Pq-V9083pY2@mail.gmail.com
Folks,

I am having a fairly strange problem with my iwl5000 and the microcode.

After a fresh install Gentoo install wireless works with no issues.
Upon installing a set that includes xorg, Firefox, hal, VirtualBox,
etc. the wireless ceases to work. Check out a snippet from my dmesg:

~ % dmesg | grep -i iwl
iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, in-tree:d
iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2010 Intel Corporation
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN, REV=0x54
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 24 802.11a channels
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-2.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode' failed.
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: no suitable firmware found!
iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A disabled

Re-emerging the microcode, wpa_supplicant, wireless-tools, etc.
doesn't seem to do anything. The wireless still doesn't work. These
files *do* exist where they belong (/lib/firmware).

Once I emerge the set (below), a reload then results in the error(s) above.

Google didn't reveal much. Any thoughts / ideas on how to troubleshoot
this would be appreciated.

Thanks!
-james

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full set below

app-cdr/xfburn
app-editors/mousepad
app-emulation/virtualbox-bin
mail-client/mutt
mail-client/thunderbird
net-analyzer/tcpdump
net-analyzer/wireshark
net-im/pidgin
net-news/liferea
x11-plugins/pidgin-musictracker
x11-plugins/pidgin-extprefs
x11-plugins/pidgin-otr
x11-plugins/pidgin-encryption
net-print/xfprint
sys-apps/hal
www-client/firefox
x11-base/xorg-drivers
x11-base/xorg-x11
x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel
x11-terms/xterm
x11-themes/echo-icon-theme
x11-themes/human-icon-theme
x11-themes/iceicons
x11-themes/tangerine-icon-theme
x11-themes/tango-icon-theme
x11-themes/tango-icon-theme-extras
x11-themes/wm-icons
x11-themes/xfce-gant-icon-theme
x11-themes/xfwm4-themes
x11-wm/compiz-fusion
xfce-base/thunar
xfce-base/xfce4-meta
xfce-extra/thunar-archive-plugin
xfce-extra/thunar-thumbnailers
xfce-extra/thunar-volman
xfce-extra/xfce4-battery-plugin
xfce-extra/xfce4-mixer
xfce-extra/xfce4-mount-plugin
xfce-extra/xfce4-power-manager
xfce-extra/xfce4-sensors-plugin
xfce-extra/xfce4-taskmanager
xfce-extra/xfce4-verve-plugin

Replies

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[gentoo-user] Re: iwl5000 firmware fails to load James <jtp@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] iwl5000 firmware fails to load Adam Carter <adamcarter3@×××××.com>