problem with madwifi drivers

Oscar p reeopp at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 17 11:03:38 EST 2004


Hi YenJung

I finally solved the problem by adding:

wpa_supplicant -Bd -iath0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi

in file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless

Thanks a lot for your help....
Oscar

>From: "Oscar p" <reeopp at hotmail.com>
>To: yenjung at gmail.com
>CC: hostap at shmoo.com
>Subject: Re: problem with madwifi drivers
>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 19:57:35 +0100
>
>Hi YenJung,
>
>I already did so however there must be something else I'm trying to find 
>out....
>I'll let you know whenever I find it....
>
>Thanks
>Oscar
>
>>From: YenJung Chang <yenjung at gmail.com>
>>Reply-To: YenJung Chang <yenjung at gmail.com>
>>To: Oscar p <reeopp at hotmail.com>
>>CC: hostap at shmoo.com
>>Subject: Re: problem with madwifi drivers
>>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 10:41:14 +0800
>>
>>Sorry for reply so late. I took two days vacation. :)
>>
>>If you did not setup ath0 as dhcp client, it would not get IP 
>>automatically.
>>You can setup its ip manually after it connected to a AP.
>>Moreover, I don't how Mandrake configures and set network interface at
>>system starting, I have no suggestion for this.
>>
>>yj.
>>
>>On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 21:25:16 +0100, Oscar p <reeopp at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi all
>> > It looks like finally solved, I have installed Mandrake instead of SuSE 
>>and
>> > compiled madwifi again. Fortunately there is a wpa_supplicant rpm for
>> > mandrake which I instlled. Now everything seems to work, do not aske me
>> > exactly why....
>> >
>> > I'm facing a different problem now, everything seems to work but I'm 
>>not
>> > getting any IP, look:
>> > [root at Compaq network-scripts]# wpa_supplicant -Bd -iath0
>> > -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi
>> >
>> >
>> > Configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf' -> 
>>'/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
>> > Reading configuration file '/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf'
>> > ctrl_interface='/var/run/wpa_supplicant'
>> > ctrl_interface_group=0
>> > eapol_version=1
>> > ap_scan=1
>> > Priority group 5
>> >    id=0 ssid='OSCARLAN'
>> > Using existing control interface directory.
>> > EAPOL: SUPP_PAE entering state DISCONNECTED
>> > EAPOL: KEY_RX entering state NO_KEY_RECEIVE
>> > EAPOL: SUPP_BE entering state INITIALIZE
>> > EAP: EAP entering state DISABLED
>> > EAPOL: External notification - portEnabled=0
>> > EAPOL: External notification - portValid=0
>> > wpa_driver_madwifi_set_wpa: enabled=1
>> > wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=0
>> > wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=1
>> > wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=2
>> > wpa_driver_madwifi_del_key: keyidx=3
>> > wpa_driver_madwifi_set_countermeasures: enabled=0
>> > wpa_driver_madwifi_set_drop_unencrypted: enabled=1
>> > Setting scan request: 0 sec 100000 usec
>> > Daemonize..
>> > [root at Compaq network-scripts]# iwconfig
>> > lo        no wireless extensions.
>> >
>> > eth0      no wireless extensions.
>> >
>> > ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"OSCARLAN"  Nickname:"Compaq"
>> >           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access Point: 
>>00:80:5A:22:AA:54
>> >           Bit Rate=54Mb/s   Tx-Power:50 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3
>> >           Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>> >           Encryption key:20EE-672E-ABA4-1854-6EB3-C34F-5480-ACDA   
>>Security
>> > mode:restricted
>> >           Power Management:off
>> >           Link Quality:23/94  Signal level:-72 dBm  Noise level:-95 dBm
>> >           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>> >           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
>> >
>> > but :
>> >
>> > [root at Compaq network-scripts]# ifconfig
>> > ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:5A:22:11:78
>> >           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>> >           RX packets:32 errors:6 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:6
>> >           TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>> >           collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
>> >           RX bytes:4025 (3.9 Kb)  TX bytes:2216 (2.1 Kb)
>> >           Interrupt:11 Memory:d1ad5000-d1ae5000
>> >
>> > I've updated ifcfg-ath0 and wireless:
>> >
>> >     if [ "$WPA" = "y" -a -x /usr/local/bin/wpa_supplicant ]; then
>> >         /usr/local/bin/wpa_supplicant -Bw -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf \
>> >                 -Dmadwifi -i$DEVICE
>> >     fi
>> > and wireless.opt:
>> >
>> >     MODE="Managed"
>> >     WPA="y"
>> >     ;;
>> >
>> > For some reason when the system is started wireless doesn't work and I 
>>have
>> > to restart wpa_supplicant and the network itself....
>> >
>> > I don't know if I should ask or help in a new thread or is it ok here, 
>>so in
>> > case I should let me know!!!
>> >
>> > Thanks a lot
>> > Oscar
>> >
>> > >From: "Oscar p" <reeopp at hotmail.com>
>> > >To: yenjung at gmail.com
>> > >CC: hostap at shmoo.com
>> > >Subject: Re: problem with madwifi drivers
>> > >Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 16:04:36 +0100
>> > >
>> > >Hi
>> > >
>> > >This is what I did:
>> > >
>> > >1.- remove all driver files from /lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/net
>> > >2.- reboot the machine without wireless card
>> > >3.- compile the madwifi again
>> > >4.- copy wlan.o, ath_hal.o, ath_pci.o, wlan_acl.o, wlan_wep.o, 
>>wlan_tkip.o,
>> > >wlan_ccmp.o, into  /lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/net
>> >
>> >
>> > >5.- try insmod on wlan.o, wlan_acl.o, wlan_wep.o, wlan_tkip.o, 
>>wlan_ccmp.o,
>> > >ath_hal.o, ath_pci.o, all of them were properly loaded but ath_pci:
>> > >
>> > >Compaq:/home/oscar/madwifi/madwifi-20041021 # insmod ath/ath_pci.o
>> > >insmod: error inserting 'ath/ath_pci.o': -1 Unknown symbol in module
>> > >
>> > >dmesg messages:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >Nov 26 15:50:33 Compaq kernel: wlan: no version for "struct_module" 
>>found:
>> > >kernel tainted.
>> > >Nov 26 15:50:33 Compaq kernel: wlan: no version magic, tainting 
>>kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:50:33 Compaq kernel: wlan: 0.8.4.4 (EXPERIMENTAL)
>> > >Nov 26 15:50:51 Compaq kernel: wlan_acl: no version magic, tainting 
>>kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:50:51 Compaq kernel: wlan: mac acl policy registered
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:05 Compaq kernel: wlan_wep: no version magic, tainting 
>>kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:17 Compaq kernel: wlan_tkip: no version magic, tainting
>> > >kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:30 Compaq kernel: wlan_ccmp: no version magic, tainting
>> > >kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:38 Compaq kernel: ath_hal: no version magic, tainting 
>>kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:38 Compaq kernel: ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' 
>>taints
>> > >kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:38 Compaq kernel: ath_hal: 0.9.12.14 (AR5210, AR5211, 
>>AR5212)
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: no version magic, tainting 
>>kernel.
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ath_rate_tx_complete
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_rate_attach
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ath_rate_newassoc
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ath_rate_node_copy
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol
>> > >ath_rate_node_cleanup
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_rate_detach
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ath_rate_node_init
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ath_rate_findrate
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ath_rate_newstate
>> > >Nov 26 15:51:52 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol
>> > >ath_rate_setupxtxdesc
>> > >
>> > >6.- I inserted the pmcia with the following messages:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq /etc/hotplug/pci.agent[5742]: FATAL: Error 
>>inserting
>> > >ath_pci (/lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/extra/ath_pci.ko): Unknown 
>>symbol in
>> > >module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_encap
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_encap
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_input
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_input
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_ifattach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_ifattach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >_ath_hal_attach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol _ath_hal_attach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_ifdetach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_ifdetach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ath_hal_computetxtime
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol
>> > >ath_hal_computetxtime
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_dump_pkt
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_dump_pkt
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ath_hal_detach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_detach
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_media_change
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol
>> > >ieee80211_media_change
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_add_xrates
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_iterate_nodes
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol
>> > >ieee80211_iterate_nodes
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_find_node
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_find_node
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_next_scan
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_next_scan
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_media_init
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_media_init
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_new_state
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_get_rssi
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_media_status
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol
>> > >ieee80211_media_status
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_add_rates
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_chan2ieee
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_chan2ieee
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ath_hal_init_channels
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol
>> > >ath_hal_init_channels
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: disagrees about version of 
>>symbol
>> > >ieee80211_chan2mode
>> > >Nov 26 15:52:11 Compaq kernel: ath_pci: Unknown symbol 
>>ieee80211_chan2mod
>> > >
>> > >it seems there is something wrong with ath_pci but I do not know what 
>>it
>> > >is....
>> > >
>> > >Thanks a lot for your help!
>> > >Oscar
>> > >
>> > >>From: YenJung Chang <yenjung at gmail.com>
>> > >>Reply-To: YenJung Chang <yenjung at gmail.com>
>> > >>To: Oscar p <reeopp at hotmail.com>
>> > >>CC: hostap at shmoo.com
>> > >>Subject: Re: problem with madwifi drivers
>> > >>Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 21:30:13 +0800
>> > >>
>> > >>Oscar,
>> > >>
>> > >>Maybe you should recompile madwifi and try it again.
>> > >>I can not make sense of why ath_pci.o failed to insert.
>> > >>
>> > >>In addition, please remove inserted modules before you insert again.
>> > >>
>> > >>yj.
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >
>> >
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