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Recommended update for Wifi tools

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(Last modified: 16MAR2007)


solutions Recommended update for Wifi tools SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7a6dc56aae96b4a46ca5aafbd72b9d44)

Applies to

Package: wpa_supplicant
ipw-firmware
suspend
madwifi
madwifi-devel
tpctl
ipw3945d
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 Upgrade for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 Upgrade for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 Upgrade for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 2753
Release: 20070316
Obsoletes: none

Indications

These packages are the updates for Service Pack 1 of SUSE Linux Enterprise
10. Install them to have your system at SP1 level.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Below you find a list of changes sorted alphabetically by package name.
wpa_supplicant
  • set IW_ENCODE_TEMP flag (fixes use of dynamic WEP keys with airo driver, bug 185528)
ipw-firmware
  • reload modules after installation only when necessary
suspend
  • new whitelist entries:
    • Acer Aspire 5570, Travelmate 2450
    • Asus A2D, A6U
    • HP t3250.se desktop
    • Lenovo ThinkPad R60, ThinkPad Z61p
  • whitelist updates:
    • Dell D620
  • got rid of libpci-needs-libz.diff (applied upstream)
  • new whitelist entries:
    • Acer Travelmate 2300
    • FSC Amilo Pro V2030
    • HP Presario V3000
    • HP Pavilion dv6000
    • Lenovo 3000 N100 Model 07687MM
    • transtec MS-1034 and MS-1057
  • whitelist updates:
    • Compaq Evo N620c
    • FSC SCENIC W300/W600
    • IBM ThinkPad R51
  • Makefile cleanup
  • fix build against updated pciutils package
  • upstream updated its Documentation, drop our copy of README.s2ram
  • fix usage text
  • patch for older libpci got included upstream
  • new whitelist entries:
    • Acer Aspire 1350
    • Dell Latitude D420
    • Dell Latitude D520
    • ECS Model 536
    • HP Compaq nc2400
    • MTC Montara GML
    • Another variant of Compaq nc6000
    • Lenovo 3000 N100, model 0768-6VG
    • Panasonic Toughbook CF-R2C
    • Toshiba Satellite A100
    • Sony PCG-FX601
  • whitelist updates:
    • Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Si 1520
  • upstream code drop:
    • many whitelist updates
    • new workarounds: VBE_MODE PCI_SAVE
    • newer vbetool code base which fixes x86_64 segfault problems
  • update Documentation, README and README.s2ram-whitelist
madwifi
  • added patch for dynamic beacon intervals, this (hopefully) fixes problems with spurious beacon misses (bug 153733)
ipw3945d
  • ipw3945.sh: waiting for /var/run to become writable before starting ipw3945d (bug 177105)

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh wpa_supplicant.rpm ipw-firmware.rpm suspend.rpm madwifi.rpm madwifi-devel.rpm tpctl.rpm ipw3945d.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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