No iwlagn in Linux 3.2+
Published on 18.01.2012 - 00:00 - 1 minute read
I installed today the new Kernel 3.2 and didn't have any Wifi, that is related to some changes in the iwlagn divers. It have being rename to iwlwifi.
I keep using a static Kernel for my Laptop and so i didn't enable the new driver automatically. My first idea was that the sys-kernel/linux-firmware has to be updated. But after short check on the Wifi devices everything was clear. No Devices was found with wlan0, so i check the driver and a try of loading the related module iwlagn.
After wounder some minutes i check on the old and the new kernel. The dirver seems to be the same, just the name has change. i reanabled the new driver, re-compile the new kernel! Everything works normaly.
I check on the h-online and found this git diffs of the kernel.
Normaly there have to a an alias, but for static kernel the driver has to renable.
Sources:Ubuntu Forum:"Confused between iwlwifi vs iwlagn"
H-online:"Kernel Log Part 1 Network"
H-online:"Kernel Log Minor gems"
Rename the iwlagn module as iwlwifi in preparation for future
changes. Add an alias to iwlagn for backward compatibility.
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