hostap crash

bitlov at ibelgique.com bitlov at ibelgique.com
Sat May 17 17:44:36 EDT 2003


It seems to be a problem with the lastest kernel package of debian unstable : 
kernel-image-2.4.20-1-386
I have recompiled a 2.4.20 kernel from source and now I can load hostap 
without problems
Bitlov

> I have tried without the external antenna and also on another computer.
> (amd950 to see if the problem was the c3)
> It also freeze, doh! I have tested without wlan infrastructure as well.
> I'll try with linux-wlan-ng as I only want to be able to use kismet.
> Bitlov
>
> > HI,
> > maybe I have same problem, please can you test if card hang up due to
>
> packet
>
> > (probably beacon frame) receiving? The simpliest way could be, if you
>
> using
>
> > external antena to remove it. Or just disable your Wlan infrastructure to
> > not be transmiting.
> >
> > My problem looked same like your one until I've done this - Now module is
> > properly loaded, Wlan0 interface is in system, I can configure it by
> > Wireless Extensions - iwconfig, but when I connect antenna to my card
> > systems hang with kernel panic message.
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------
> > Also similar problem can be founded in message archives:
> >
> > Hello,
> > HAs anybody seen this problem before ?
> > The  hostap_pci driver seems to hand my linux box with
> > a Linksys WMP11 PCI-based prism2 card on a pentium 90
> > system.
> > I am using the latest debian unstable kernel
> > 2.4.20-1-386 image. I compiled the hostap-sources both
> > from the latest debian source package as well as from
> > the latest cvs snapshot. In both cases I get the same
> > result:
> > The modules build without complaints and install
> > seemingly properly.
> > I can load hostap_crypt.o and hostap.o without
> > problems.
> > BUt The linux box comes to a complete freeze when I
> > try to modprobe the pci-specific hostap_pci.o ... ???
> >
> > The only thing I get in console messages  before the
> > freeze is that It says it:
> >  detected a Prism2.5 card wlan0 on Irq12 at PCI
> > address 00.0a
> >  ... and then nothing. ... complete freeze including
> > numlock and Kb and TCP stack.
> > I know that my linksys WMP11 card 's hardware works ,
> > and that I have no PCI conflicts , because I can use
> > this  card with the linux-wlan-ng drivers ,  also
> > installed on the system.
> > In fact , with linux-wlan-ng and  kismet I can scan my
> > other (laptop) system's DWL-650 card 's presence from
> > this box and establish ad-Hoc connection..
> > Any help would be appreciated .
> > I have no idea what firmware the card is running. Is
> > there any way I can get some linux util to show me the
> > firmware version on a WMP11 card ?
> > Is there any way to debug this driver while modprobe
> > tries to install it that woudl dump to screen before
> > syslog ? Syslog doesn't show anything because system
> > hangs first.
> > -----------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: hostap-admin at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-admin at shmoo.com]On Behalf Of
> > Bitlov
> > Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2003 12:01 AM
> > To: hostap at shmoo.com
> > Subject: hostap crash
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> > My computer hang when i insert the module hostap_plx.
> > I use a mini-itx EPIAM 933Mhz with debian and with a Belkin PCI->PCMCIA
> > adapter and a Prism2 (Ovislink). I have tried with both version 0.0.1 and
> > 0.0.2. I use the kernel 2.4.20-1-386.
> > I have the messages :
> > PLX9052 PCI/PCMCIA adapter: mem=0xde003000, plx_io=0xe000, irq=10,
> > pccard_io=0xe400
> > hostap_plx: Registered netdevice wlan0
> > and then cannot do anything else than a reset....
> > I don't have problem with the orinoco_plx driver.
> >
> > Can somebody help me?
> > Thanks
> > Bitlov
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