ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

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ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by chattr » 2007/05/16 18:45:06

I am trying to locate the Centos 5 ipw3945 rpm files in order to support my onboard WLAN device in my Acer x86_64 laptop.

I can't seem to find these rpms within the Centos 5 repositories.

I have, however, found the following on the RHEL 5 supplementary disc:
ipw3945d-1.7.22-2.el5.x86_64.rpm kmod-ipw3945-1.0-4.7.el5.x86_64.rpm
ipw3945-ucode-1.13-2.el5.noarch.rpm kmod-ipw3945-xen-1.0-4.7.el5.x86_64.rpm

These, along with wpa_supplicant, allow me to connect with WPA-PSK just fine under Centos 5.

I am just wondering where the rpms are under Centos, as I'd rather not mix Centos and RHEL rpms.

Any help in pointing the way is much appreciated.

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by toracat » 2007/05/16 21:06:06

Try adding RPMforge repo to your yum repositories. They have the dkms-ipw3945 package. Also, it is generally safe to use rpm's for RHEL5.

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by chattr » 2007/05/17 08:24:59

So why haven't these rpms been built for Centos from the RHEL source rpms ?

Is it because there on the supplementary cd and presumably source isn't available for these (having taken a quick peek at ftp.redhat.com) ?

Does that mean none of the rpms on the supplementary cd have been built for Centos ?

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ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included wit

Post by Lenard » 2007/05/17 12:34:20

Answers;

1. Because they are package supplied by third parties (Adobe, IBM, Intel and so).

2. Exactly.

3. See answer two.

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by kerm_it » 2007/05/30 07:24:50

The driver is in Atrpms repo, so as root you just need to create a file in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ called atrpms.repo and have the following lines in it:

[atrpms]
name=CentOS $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms
baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/el$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable
gpgkey=http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
gpgcheck=1

To install and load the driver from the repo above type the commands:
# rpm --import http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
# yum install ipw3945
# /sbin/ipw3945d --quiet
# modprobe ipw3945

Then you can activate the service NetworkManager with which you will be able to connect to a wireless network in a very simple way with a smart Gnome tool that will appear on the panel

Enjoy

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by kerm_it » 2007/05/30 22:18:49

Sorry, the correct commands are:

To install and load the driver from the repo above type the commands:
# rpm --import http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
# yum install ipw3945
# depmod -a
# modprobe ipw3945
# /sbin/ipw3945d --quiet

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by simpsols » 2007/06/12 18:33:08

how can i automate this process through modprobe.conf or some init script so as i dont have to run these commands everytime i boot my system.

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by woof » 2007/06/22 03:53:27

[quote]
simpsols wrote:
how can i automate this process through modprobe.conf or some init script so as i dont have to run these commands everytime i boot my system.

Regards
Sajid[/quote]

My laptop takes care of wireless automatically at boot.

1) Make sure you have the alias in /etc/modprobe.conf (I have the line "alias eth1 ipw3945')

2) Make sure you have ipw3945d-1.7.22-4.nodist.rf.rpm (or greater) from RPMForge ([url=http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories/RPMForge]http://wiki.centos.org/Repositories/RPMForge[/url]). It provides /etc/init.d/ipw3945d, which automatically starts the daemon.

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by Alpha-Linux » 2007/09/19 11:19:31

Hi all

will there be an ipw3945 kernel module for the latest kernel-2.6.18-8.1.10.el5 ?

best regards, Alpha-Linux

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Re: ipw3945 support - where are the RPMs ? They are included with RHEL 5 !

Post by toracat » 2007/09/19 20:23:35

The ipw3945d package from rpmforge should work in the new kernel-2.6.18-8.1.10.el5.

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