#4 Fails to find Wifi device on Thinkpad Laptop

Josh Rehman

On bootup, Anonym.OS cannot aparrently detect the
built-in Wifi card on my laptop, an IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad
T43. It is equipped with "Intel Pro/Wireless 2915ABG"
(hardware version 1.0.10) attached to the PCI bus using
IRQ "21" (according to Windows XP Pro).

Here is a screenshot:


(there are other photos in my stream regarding
Anonym.OS - I am writing a seperate bug for that).

(As an aside, application bootup was terribly slow.
I've not had a chance to run other Linux live distros
on this machine, so I can't say whether it's specific
to Anonym.OS or not. Needless to say, if I was a
grandma into trannies, I would have to be a *patient*
gramma into trannies.)


  • arcon

    arcon - 2006-01-18
    • priority: 5 --> 6
    • assigned_to: nobody --> arcon_kaos_to
  • arcon

    arcon - 2006-01-18

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    Thanks for the report, we need as much testing as possible
    on different cards so we can work on adding support for them.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Logged In: NO

    On default OBSD you have to add the firmware to
    /etc/firmware/ I don't know are these included in Anonym.OS
    but you can get them from

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I am looking for help on running the Anonym.OS is an OpenBSD
    3.8 Live CD. I have also a Dell Inspiron 9300 with an
    Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network connection card, and
    as you I know the card works. I am an intermediate user and
    new to the Linux environment but enjoy trying these new

    My problem is that when I run the Anonym.OS is an OpenBSD
    3.8 Live CD I get the following message:
    iwi0: could not read firmware iwi-boot, error 2
    iwi0: could not load firmware

    and then I cannot connect to the Internet. All other things
    work, I have tried to find if I can setup from the inside
    with no avail.

    For what I have read it seems the problem is with the iwi
    command and the detection of the Intel card.

    I have though of doing something like the following:
    “I googled and found some information about iwi and Dell
    laptops, and after issuing the command
    # ifconfig iwi0 mode b
    I got an association and was able to use the card. Then I tried
    # ifconfig iwi0 mode g
    which caused a panic”

    “I got so fed up with Intel cards that I just ordered a
    MiniPCI card based on an Atheros chip, and I couldn't be

    but before I go there I would like to know if you resolve
    the problem?


  • dametenshi

    dametenshi - 2006-04-02

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    To toss another model in the hat: Anonym.OS (Schmoocon 2006 release)does
    not find the WiFi card in a Compaq Presario V2000.

    Card is an "Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG & Bluetooth(TM)" that works out of the
    box with Ubuntu 5.10


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