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Intel PRO-Wireless 2200BG - need howto
  • lmartlmart October 2009

    You need a firmware. Slitaz has a script for that :

    # get-ipw2200-firmware

    You can use the wireless-manager box too, drivers tab.

  • lmartlmart October 2009
    Slitaz does not recognize my built-in wireless (Intel PRO-Wireless 2200BG).

    Do I need to 'install' drivers? If so, where obtain, how install?
  • lmartlmart October 2009

    thanks. tell me if my understanding is correct:

    task completed: # get-ipw2200-firmware

    to retain the wireless firmware, is remastering required? Tazlito LiveCD, yes?


    when slitaz boots, it asks about language, keymap and configurex options. anyway to save these options an avoid re-entering every boot?

    any idea on how to install cups-pdf printer?

    thanks again
  • lmartlmart October 2009

    tried 3 times to get the firmware; no success

    failed at SIOCGIFINDEX each time

  • bellardbellard October 2009

    Can you try:
    # modprobe ipw2200 hwcrypt=0

  • lmartlmart October 2009

    read through the ubuntu forum posting; the problem is identical to mine

    found Intel's Linux driver site ...

    Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG/2915ABG Driver for Linux* 1.2.0 (ipw2200_linux_1_2_0.tgz)

    how do you unpack the tgz file and get the driver into slitaz?
  • seawolfseawolf October 2009
    Is that file actually a .tar.gz archive?
  • lmartlmart October 2009
    new to this stuff
    here's the filename: ipw2200_linux_1_2_0.tgz
  • seawolfseawolf October 2009
    Sorry, my head wasn't working properly. Taken from
    "Files with extension tar.gz or .tgz are tar files compressed with gzip."

    Thus, you need to use gzip to de-compress it, then tar to expand the archive. So, your command would be:
    tar -xf ipw2200_linux_1_2_0.tgz --gunzip

    This tells tar to exract files from the archive (-x) but use GUnZip first. Inside there are some readme files, and another .tgz. Use:
    tar -xf ipw2200-1.2.0.tgz --gunzip

    for that one. Inside there are the instructions to build the kernel module.

    - - - - -

    Before you do though, you may want to wait to see if anyone else has a better method to get the functionality you want.
  • lmartlmart October 2009
    started a discussion, seems like 'slitaz pros' respond; completely new to this stuff, kernel module is well outside my competency
    slitaz does not recognize my laptop's built in wireless; just trying to figure out how to get it working
    open to any ideas on howto "see if anyone else has a better method to get the functionality you want"

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