Successful pci compilition of hostap-driver-0.1.2 in Fedora Core 1
hostap at bfeitell.users.panix.com
Tue Nov 25 02:13:42 EST 2003
I just signed on to the list recently and have lurked here for a few
I would like to describe a successful??? compilation of
hostap-driver-0.1.2 for PCI in Fedora Core 1.
I edited the Makefile such that kernel source is /usr/src/linux-2.4 and
I then edited line 178 in driver/modules/hostap_compat.h such that it
#if (LINUX_VERSION_CODE < KERNEL_VERSION(2,4,22))
Apparently, Redhat has already made the changes there in its patched up
kernel source (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl).
This allowed make pci to complete without errors.
The hostap_pci driver can be made to work with "neat" (the redhat gui
network config tool) by manually adding "alias wlan0 hostap_pci" to
I then copied my working orinoco config from /etc/sysconfig/ifup-eth1 to
ifup-wlan0 and edited it accordingly.
The graphical tool can bring the interface up and down and Wep works.
The machine in question is a laptop with a prism 2.5 mini pci card.
I have encountered a problem in that the machine slows to a crawl with
the driver loaded. KDE "konsole" backspaces/deletes seem to take for
ever. This may have to do with the patch addressed in the
hostap_compat.h file. I'm not sure but it sure would be nice to get
this working in fedora.
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