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How to get ipw3945 going?



Hi,


Any help will be appreciated.

I have been struggling with trying to my wireless working on the DELL
M90 laptop.  Please help. :)


Error message:
[root panther /]# ifup eth1
ipw3945 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying
initialization.


OS: 
[root panther /]# more /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)

Kernel:
[root panther /]# uname -a
Linux panther 2.6.23.12-52.fc7 #1 SMP Tue Dec 18 20:27:10 EST 2007
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Modules loaded:
[root panther ~]# lsmod |grep ipw
ipw3945               195232  0
ieee80211              51444  1 ipw3945


Packages installed:
[root panther ~]# rpm -qa |grep ipw
ipw3945-ucode-1.14.2-4.at
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.23.12-52_1.cubbi_tuxonice.fc7-1.2.0-18.4.fc7
ipw2200-firmware-3.0-9.at
ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.23.12-52.fc7-1.2.0-18.4.fc7
ipw2100-firmware-1.3-8
ipw3945-1.2.0-18.4.fc7
ipw3945d-1.7.22-4.at
[root panther ~]# rpm -qa |grep ieee
libieee1284-0.2.11-1.fc7
ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.23.12-52_1.cubbi_tuxonice.fc7-1.2.18-20.fc7
libieee1284-0.2.11-1.fc7
ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.23.12-52.fc7-1.2.18-20.fc7

Daemon is running:
[root panther ~]# ps -ef |grep ipw3945d
root      4958  4641  0 05:47 pts/3    00:00:00 grep ipw3945d

Old stuff blacklisted:
more /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
# iwl3945
blacklist iwl3945
blacklist mac80211



Things ready for reboot in modprobe.conf, right?
[root panther /]# more /etc/modprobe.conf
alias eth0 tg3
alias scsi_hostadapter ata_piix
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-hda-intel index=0
alias eth1 ipw3945



Error message:
[root panther /]# ifup eth1
ipw3945 device eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying
initialization.
[root panther /]#                                                      



PS: What is this?
[root panther /]# ifconfig 


virbr0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
          inet addr:192.168.122.1  Bcast:192.168.122.255
Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::200:ff:fe00:0/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:11632 (11.3 KiB)


Thanks,
Ernesto


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