Posible Bug and some questions
jt at bougret.hpl.hp.com
Thu May 22 20:23:50 EDT 2003
Pavel Roskin wrote :
> > Kernel: 2.4.20, compiled by me. If you need it, I can send you the .config.
> > wlan0 Recommend Wireless Extension v13 or later,
> > Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v15.
> I don't understand that. Linux 2.4.20 uses Wireless Extensions 14. But
> the event 0x8C03 (IWEVREGISTERED) appeared in version 15. Either you
> patched the kernel or the output of "iwconfig --version" is incorrect.
Simple, iwconfig report what the driver tells, not the
kernel. So, we know that the driver was compiled with WE-15.
The message "Invalid Wireless Event" is definitely comming
from a kernel with WE-14, in WE-15 and later is was changed to
"Invalid/Unknown Wireless Event". So, the kernel was compiled with
I'll try to improve that slightly in the next version.
> Most likely you are doing something wrong. For example, you could have
> patched the kernel for WE 15 after you compiled it but before you compiled
Correct, the user just need to recompile and install the
patched kernel. I'll "improve" the web page.
Note : I'm not sure if it will do anything to the hang, that
may be another story.
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