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RE: When to expect support for 3945 Wireless in Rawhide

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think there are drivers for the Intel
wireless 3945, as there are also drivers for the 2200. If we just include
DKMS and those driver rpm's, called ipw3945 and ipw2200, everything should
be fine I think... If we start the NetworkManager on boot...

Michaël V.

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[mailto:fedora-devel-list-bounces redhat com] Namens Paul Michael Reilly
Verzonden: zaterdag 10 maart 2007 20:59
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Onderwerp: Re: When to expect support for 3945 Wireless in Rawhide

John W. Linville wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 08:56:24AM -0500, Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
>> I've seen snippets discussing ipw3945 (sp?) wireless support in an 
>> upcoming kernel which I thought to be the kernels supplied on Rawhide 
>> yum updates but I do not see any trace of 3945 support in 
>> /var/log/messages.  So the question is: if my laptop has the 3945 chip 
>> and it is not seen by the most recent Rawhide kernels is that a bug?  If 
>> not, at what point will Rawhide have a kernel such that the 3945 chip 
>> should be seen?
> Shortly after Intel actual posts a patch for inclusion of the iwlwifi
> driver in the wireless-dev kernel tree.
> For now, you may wish to try my test kernels:
> 	http://people.redhat.com/linville/kernels/fc7/

I'm guessing you are the maintainer who is responsible for this piece of 
code in particular.  If correct you have my endless appreciation for 
what you do.  If I'm wrong then I would dearly love to hear from the 

I assume you are in contact with the development mail list for the team 
that will supply the patch.  From what Dennis Gilmore has to say it 
would appear that there is a chance there is some confusion about how 
ipw3945 is supposed to get into Fedora 7.  It would be very good if the 
maintainer could confirm who is waiting on what such that F7 does not 
ship without first class ipw3945 support.

I ran your kernel and the chip was detected on my HP nw9440 laptop so I 
considered that one hurdle overcome.  But I forgot to download the 
firmware.  Now why is that a separate process?  How is this going to 
work with F7?  Surely the firmware will be included in some rpm. 
Correct?  If so can you supply both that rpm and the kernel rpm and I 
will perform a more realistic test.



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