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mikegpitt
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:32 pm    Post subject: Dlink DWL-G122 USB wireless device Reply with quote

Is there any hope of using the Dlink DWL-G122 USB wireless device on a ibook G4? I've been googling and searching the gentoo forums for a while now, with no avail. I think if the prism54-usb drivers were ready I could make it happen, but I may be off base of this.

If I plug it into the USB, the kernel detects something is there, but hotplug doesn't load up the regular prism54 driver. I can modprobe that driver in, but if I do a iwconfig or a ifconfig I see no other devices.

Does anyone have any experience with this or some advice?
I accidently bought one of them today, and am wondering if I should return it, or if I can actually use it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you plug in the device and it appears in the /dev tree, does the hotplug script fire off? I'm curious if it's trying to load the firmware for that puppy or not. Dunno why but somehow I'm thinking that the firmware isn't getting loaded into it and that's why it's not doing anything for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if hotplug is working correctly. How would I be able to check? I also am not sure what device it would appear as under /dev. I check for everything I felt was logical.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

take a look in some of the hotplug scripts. Somewhere in there insert a few echo (or perhaps wall) statements so that when it does something every screen gets notified of it. THen you can tell if it's trying to load the firmware or not.
As for the /dev entries, I think hotplug sets those up along with udev, so if hotplug isn't going off, then /dev isn't going to be updated.

Anyhow let's establish if hotplug is doing it's thing first.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm going to give in and find a DWL-122 on ebay or something (since I can't find it in the local stores).
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2005/05/msg00433.html
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