Problems compiling HostAP on Red Hat 8.0

Steve Trease steve.trease at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 23 17:31:34 EST 2003


Hello,

I'm trying to get HostAP driver 2002-10-12 working on a couple of Red Hat
8.0 systems running the stock Red Hat 2.4.18-19.8.0 kernel.

The first system (Sagan) is a Duron with an SMC PLX card and I can compile
the HostAP drivers and get the card working. No problem.

The second system (Miller) is a PII also with an SMC PLX card. I can't
compile the drivers on it because it is very low on disk space, so I'm
trying to compile the modules for it on the first system. When I load the
compiled drivers on the second machine depmod gives some "Unresolved
symbols" errors listed at the bottom of this message.

I've installed the kernel sources from the RedHat rpm. I then copy
kernel-2.4.18-i686.config file from /usr/src/linux/configs to
/usr/src/linux/.config. Then I'm doing a make dep in /usr/src/linux. After
that I head on over to the HostAP src directory and do a "make clean" and
"make plx". The modules seem to compile OK. Next I copy the four HostAP .o
files over to /lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0/net on Miller and run depmod -ae.

I'm almost certainly doing missing something pretty obvious. Any idea what
it is?

Thanks,

Steve




[root at miller steve]# depmod -ae

depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0/net/hostap.o
depmod:         register_netdevice
depmod:         __netdev_watchdog_up
depmod:         __kfree_skb
depmod:         alloc_skb
depmod:         ether_setup
depmod:         unregister_netdevice
depmod:         create_proc_entry
depmod:         unregister_netdev
depmod:         request_module
depmod:         proc_mkdir
depmod:         register_netdev
depmod:         dev_queue_xmit
depmod:         remove_proc_entry
depmod:         skb_over_panic
depmod:         proc_net
depmod:         softnet_data
depmod:         irq_stat
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in
/lib/modules/2.4.18-19.8.0/net/hostap_plx.o
depmod:         eth_type_trans
depmod:         __wake_up
depmod:         __kfree_skb
depmod:         alloc_skb
depmod:         create_proc_entry
depmod:         remove_wait_queue
depmod:         unregister_netdev
depmod:         register_netdev
depmod:         dev_queue_xmit
depmod:         ___pskb_trim
depmod:         remove_proc_entry
depmod:         netif_rx
depmod:         skb_over_panic
depmod:         add_wait_queue
depmod:         skb_clone
depmod:         softnet_data
depmod:         irq_stat
[root at miller steve]#




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