On 09/03/2008, Paul Johnson <[email protected]> wrote: > sent me off on a 6 hour waste of time. I was getting pretty mad until > you posted this, now at least I don't feel alone. > Oh, you're very much not alone. Unfortunately it seems that people's success/failures with iwl3945 vary tremendously depending on their exact version of their chipset, the number of in-range access points, the AP type they're trying to associate with, the way the wind is blowing, etc etc. > Can I ask you this. > > 1. When you do get the iwl3945 to work, is it using NetworkManager? > Yes I do. > 2. in your dmesg output, do you see this udev message: > > kernel: udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to eth1 > Nope, have neve noticed that with F8 - I recall seeing this at one point with F7, but it was fixed in a udev update, as i recall. > In the Ubuntu user group, everybody is going on about how this is > causing the iwl3945 to fail for people who switch from the ipw3945 > driver. I've tried deleting /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules, > and rebooting, but it does not help. > > 3. In your /etc/modprobe.conf, do you have an alias defined for the wireless? > No, i don't... there is an alias for the wired ethernet adapter, but not the wirelss. > > It appears to me the reasonable thing is to fall back on the ipw3945 > driver again, but I can't get ti to compile with 2.6.24. So maybe I > should revert to the older kernel, but it is pretty depressing to > wrestle with this. Hell, the Intel ipw3945 device must be used fairly > widely, and there are about a million Dell users floating about with > them. > > Is there nobody who works on the kernel in Fedora stuck with ipw3945? > I can't understand how they keep trotting out iwl3945 and acting as > though it will work. > Well, Linville has one, but he's having a hard time to reproduce the issues. If you want to read the gory details : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=397921 > Well, there's my angry rant. > Breath deeply. :). jonathan.