Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: zd1211rw firmware failed to load (-2)

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    3

    Default zd1211rw firmware failed to load (-2)

    hello,
    i successfully installed B|T4 on my HDD today,
    and i ran to plug my usb wireless card to the system but the faithful airodump-ng
    failing to load with "ioctl(SIOCSIFFLAGS) failed: No such file or directory".
    looking deeper with 'dmesg'
    i get this long log

    >>
    usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 1-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    phy1: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel'
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: phy1
    usbcore: registered new interface driver zd1211rw
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    device wlan1 entered promiscuous mode
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
    wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
    usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 4
    usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
    usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 1-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
    phy2: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel'
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: phy2
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-2: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-2: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 5
    usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
    usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 1-3: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
    phy3: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel'
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: phy3
    usb 1-3: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-3: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-3: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-3: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
    usb 1-3: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-3: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-3: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-3: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    usb 1-3: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-3: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    device mon0 entered promiscuous mode
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1b:9e:72:6a:b8
    wlan0: authenticated
    wlan0: associate with AP 00:1b:9e:72:6a:b8
    wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1b:9e:72:6a:b8 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
    wlan0: associated
    ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
    usb 1-3: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    usb 1-3: Could not load firmware file zd1211/zd1211b_ub. Error number -2
    zd1211rw 1-3:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2
    <<

    a bit more googling i found a solution posted wherever

    >>
    hi,

    you should have CONFIG_FW_LOADER=y on the system, and you can compile the fw
    files into the kernel blob file. For example
    CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=y
    CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode microcode.dat"
    CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware"

    This removes the dependency on the external firmware loader support via
    `/sbin/hotplug`.

    You should check that this file exists as `/lib/firmware/zd1211/zd1211b_ub` on
    both systems.

    That's all info I can provide, I've no experience with hardened
    sources/GrSec/PaX.

    Can you please report back if this doesn't help? I'll assign it to hardened@
    then.

    Thanks, Michael
    <<

    However, i'm very noobish to linux systems and have no idea to to even perform this solution.

    any help?
    thanks

    -- Dr. Nick

  2. #2
    Developer balding_parrot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    3,399

    Default Re: zd1211rw firmware failed to load (-2)

    I have been testing a new package which fixes this issue today.
    It has passed my tests and will hit the repo in a few days at most.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    175

    Default Re: zd1211rw firmware failed to load (-2)

    I am having trouble zd1211rw - used to work now fails

    zd1211rw 1-2:1.0: couldn't load firmware. Error number -2

    using kernel 2.6.30.9

Similar Threads

  1. Problem with zd1211rw
    By Pazzeo in forum OLD BT3final Support
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-13-2008, 12:56 PM
  2. problem with zd1211rw
    By ckng2000 in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-01-2008, 01:32 PM
  3. Injection on zd1211rw
    By slowz3r in forum OLD BT3final Support
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-30-2008, 03:11 PM
  4. zd1211rw seeing but not connecting
    By rockhopper in forum OLD BT3beta General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-28-2008, 04:19 PM
  5. failed to load module with msfconsole
    By imported_bulgin in forum OLD BackTrack v2.0 Final
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-15-2007, 02:05 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •