I just builded the newest version firmware for intel 2200 so would be nice if someone will check it: http://siamer.btk.net.pl/ipw2200-firmware-3.1-1pclos2010.noarch.rpm
as my NEC laptop has this intel wireless pro which required ipw2200 firmware.
when I run several PCLOS versions, most of them work out of the box , including the latest zen mini 2010.10
could you provide the test procedure ?
as I am new to Linux and play with pclos only for a short while, I can follow only when detailed procedure is provided, such as how to delete or uninstall the currect firmware, how to install and verify new firmware, what tests you need to perform?
On the system where you want to test, you put a copy of the firwmare. To download it, and get sure the download don't
bits on the way, open a console, and in there copy/paste this:
Now you have the package, you can either install it to the system where you downloaded it, or to another provided you transfer it by hand with a usb stick, or another convenient way.
To install it, become root in a terminal. When you open the terminal, manage to be in the same directory as where the package is located : either do from menus "open a terminal here", or do in the console the command "cd /home/wayne/Desktop" for instance, if the program is on the Desktop. Once you are in there and root (to become root, type su, press enter, type password, there you don't see what you type... press enter, you are root and the end of the prompt is now a '#' instead of a '$'). Now, you will install the firware with this command line:
rpm -Uvh ipw2200-firmware-3.1-1pclos2010.noarch.rpm
2 tricks: if you type just "rpm -Uvh ipw<hit tab key>" this will complete the command line.
if you type just "rpm -Uvh *.rpm" : it will install any rpm package that is in the same directory. (Several if there are several, provided they don't need additional dependencies)