[CentOS] Configuring an Intel 3945 wireless card: partial success

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 15:33:03 UTC 2008


On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 11:27 PM, Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> Akemi Yagi a écrit :

>> Trouble is that the iwl3945 module is disabled in the distro kernel.
>> However, it is enabled in the centosplus kernel.  So, the quickest way
>> to test it is to install the cplus kernel.
>
> I figured that out late that night (early that morning?). I installed the
> centosplus kernel, and then I had to find an iwl3945-firmware package,
> otherwise the driver wouldn't work. I put it in my own repo:
>
> http://download.tuxfamily.org/centos/5/os/i386/RPMS/iwl3945-firmware-2.14.1.5-2.noarch.rpm
>
> Suggestion: it would be a good idea to include this firmware package in the
> centosplus repo. This would spare some hassle.

That will be really nice, yes.  Another things would be to provide the
iwl3945 module as kmod (or dkms).  By the way, there is a newer
version of the above firmware:

http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.28.1.6.tgz

Akemi


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