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#1 2020-12-11 07:23:35

darry1966
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Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

The module for my wireless card IWL4965 does not load consistently in Devuan Beowulf is there a fix???

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#2 2020-12-11 09:46:41

PedroReina
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

darry1966 wrote:

does not load consistently

Could you support this with some log messages? Or describing the inconsistent behaviour?

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#3 2020-12-11 17:38:39

darry1966
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

Hi Pedro,
the behaviour this - the machine loads to desktop and no connections with wicd show.  The firmware for iw4965 is not loading every boot.  Have to reboot to get it to - then I can connect.  Is there an answer to this problem??

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#4 2020-12-11 18:09:00

fsmithred
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

Try grep iwlwifi /var/log/syslog and see if there are any error messages.

And please do the following for me. lsmod | wc -l and compare the numbers you get when the wireless does and does not connect after a reboot. Let me know if they are different. Thanks. You could also do lsmod |grep iwlwifi to see if the wireless module is loaded.

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#5 2020-12-11 19:39:46

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

fsmithred wrote:

You could also do lsmod |grep iwlwifi to see if the wireless module is loaded.

I think the card uses the legacy driver so

grep iwl4965 /proc/modules

And if it isn't loaded use

# modprobe iwl4965

If that fixes things then add the module name to /etc/modules (or to a file under /etc/modules-load.d/) to force load it every boot.


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#6 2020-12-11 20:57:31

fsmithred
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

I think the card uses the legacy driver so

Maybe. I just did 'apt-cache search IWL4965' and it showed firmware-iwlwifi.

grep for just 'iwl' and they can all show up.

I'd like to rule out eudev as the source of the problem before anything else is changed. If so, there's a fix in beowulf-proposed-updates. https://bugs.devuan.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=483

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#7 2020-12-12 05:29:02

darry1966
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

Thanks guys I will try these ideas out.  The problem is very random.  Thanks all.

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#8 2020-12-13 11:25:55

PedroReina
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

darry1966 wrote:

The problem is very random.

In my experience, random behaviour is very often caused by faulty hardware.

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#9 2020-12-14 19:22:12

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

^ +1


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#10 2020-12-14 23:19:10

F_Sauce
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Re: Iwl4965 and HPdv6000

https://wiki.debian.org/iwlegacy

I believe Head_on_a_Stick and fsmithred might be on the track.

Cheers,
Olav

Last edited by F_Sauce (2020-12-14 23:23:34)

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