ipw2100 firmware doesn't get installed with linux-firmware
When trying to use an older Thinkpad X31 w/ Alpine, found that ipw2100 can’t locate ipw2100-1.3.fw. When the firmware is downloaded from http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/firmware.php and installed into /lib/firmware then ipw2100 is modprobe -r’d then modprobe’d, the interface gets set up properly.
Tested on Alpine 2.1.3, but if it’s only fixed for 2.2.0, it’s no problem, although I’m not sure if it still applies in edge.
(from redmine: issue id 498, created on 2010-12-25, closed on 2011-03-13)