Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: Feb. 11 2007,16:09
Last night I downloaded the knoppix 4.0.2 dvd, dsl-n's big mamma.
And lo, ipw2200 drivers and firmware on that were loaded without issues, unlike dsl-n's. Wireless works well. Someone else posted that it worked on the knoppix cd version, but not well. No issues at all with the dvd and ipw2200 that I can detect from casual surfing.
I built extensions from the ipw200 drivers, subsystem and firmware from the dvd, and loaded then on dsl-n. No change, so it's not the drivers/firmware (at least not them alone).
Then I found this:
which is worth reading.
This shows the same firmware-loading error occurring on a number of systems because of a problem with the udev version. Neither of the two fixes recommended appear to be used on the knoppix dvd (at least not obviously), however reader's comments underneath suggest the problem can arise through misplaced symlinks etc.
If it's not hotplug, then it may be udev.
When I look on dsl-n, I can't find /etc/udev (perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place).
Is it possible John / Robert accidently stripped out a key udev file(s) or symlink while pruning ....?
(Obviously I'm hoping this might spur John/Robert or another user into looking further into this ....!)