[ltp] X60s/X200s kernel 3.7.0 compiled no wifi. (Old 2.6.32, ubuntu wifi works)

Uwe Brauer linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:04:49 +0100

   > On Thu, 2014-11-06 at 11:56 +0100, Uwe Brauer wrote:

   > Kernel v2.6.39 shipped with commit be663ab67077 ("iwlwifi: split the
   > drivers for agn and legacy devices 3945/4965"). As a result iwl3945
   > depends on iwlegacy in v3.7. Does your v3.7 .config set CONFIG_IWLEGACY
   > to m or y?

It is set to m. Would it be simple to have it set to y?

In any case:
So I did sudo modprobe  iwlegacy  
and indeed now in lsmod that module shows up
I can run sudo ifonfig wlan0 up.

However neither wicd nor (k)networkmanager show the wireless device!

So I still don't have wifi.
   > Please don't run make menuconfig as root!

Ok since it was in /usr/src

 it looked logical. So if I change the ownership of the kernel source
 and run the make commands, should I run just the make install commands
 and root and let the permissions of the executable as they are?

Thanks for your help.