[driverloader] Problems with Dell TruMobile Broadcom Wireless
jaysdavidson at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 18 09:01:45 EST 2004
> I have a fairly new (6-9 months) Dell Latitude D600
> TruMobile dual band. I just installed Sun Java
> Desktop System over the weekend. I am running a
> boot JDS-Linux/Windows 2000.
> I am having trouble getting my Dell TruMobile
> Wireless card to function correctly under linux. It
> functions properly when running Windows 2000.
> I have downloaded and installed the compatible
> and app from www.linuxant.com.
> 3 Problems:
> 1. After rebooting, the dldrconfig app that is used
> load the device driver does not load and so the
> wireless device is not activated until I open a
> terminal and load it again. How can I get this to
> on boot? I also must set, via iwconfig, all of the
> wireless settings again (ESSID, channel, mode
> (Managed), etc). How do I get these to stay intact?
> 2. I have a DLink router, WEP disabled, channel 6 --
> very simplistic setup. But, I am unable to get the
> wireless card to communicate to the access point.
> I run iwconfig and set the parameters, it is picking
> up the MAC address of the access point correctly.
> the wireless monitor is activated and appears to be
> working. Is there another setting that I'm missing?
> eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"JSDWireless"
> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437GHz Access Point:
> Bit Rate=54Mb/s
> RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
> Encryption key:off
> Power Management:off
> Link Quality:1/1 Signal level:-42 dBm Noise
> Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid
> Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed
> 3. I see from dmesg the following message:
> "ACPI-0207: *** Warning: Buffer created with zero
> length in AML
> -0091: *** ut_allocate: Attemp to allocate zero
> I've tried dldrconfig --info, and everything seems
> be in order. No errors are generated and all the
> information listed is correct.
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