hostap0.2.4 on fedora core2 instalaion problems

jar jar at pcuf.fi
Sun Sep 5 16:38:55 EDT 2004


nikhil hegde wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am a beginner and am trying to install hostap driver
> for fedora core on my PC.I went through the mailing
> list and tried thsese things:
> I started with 
> * cp /boot/config-2.6.5-1.358
> /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-1.358/.config
> * I ran make in the directory where i have untarred
> hostap driver(/home/nikhil/hostap-driver-0.2.4) and I
> am getting this error:(Actually the list is huge but i
> am cutting it short)
> 
> /home/wireless/meghadoot/hostap-driver-0.2.4/driver/modules/hostap_wlan.h:818:
> error: storage size of `rx_tasklet' isn't known
> /home/wireless/meghadoot/hostap-driver-0.2.4/driver/modules/hostap_wlan.h:819:
> error: storage size of `rx_list' isn't known
> /home/wireless/meghadoot/hostap-driver-0.2.4/driver/modules/hostap_wlan.h:821:
> error: storage size of `sta_tx_exc_tasklet' isn't
> known
> /home/wireless/meghadoot/hostap-driver-0.2.4/driver/modules/hostap_wlan.h:822:
> error: storage size of `sta_tx_exc_list' isn't known
> /home/wireless/meghadoot/hostap-driver-0.2.4/driver/modules/hostap_ap.h:65:
> error: storage size of `tx_buf' isn't known
> include/linux/proc_fs.h:210: warning:
> `create_proc_read_entry' declared `static' but never
> defined
> make[2]: ***
> [/home/wireless/meghadoot/hostap-driver-0.2.4/driver/modules/hostap.o]
> Error 1
> make[1]: ***
> [/home/wireless/meghadoot/hostap-driver-0.2.4/driver/modules]
> Error 
> 
> *If I did only "make menuconfig" instead of copying
> the .config file from /boot then the steps "make and
> make install" worked but modprobe hostap_plx gave me
> an error something like:(I changed KERNELPATH and
> modified EXTRAVERSION in tihs case)
>     hostap.ko: Invalid module format
>     hostap_plx.ko:invalid module format
> 
> The wireless card that I am using is prism2 chipset,
> US robotics card. Could anyone please help me in this
> regard?

If your kernel is 2.6.5-1.358, just do:

1. untar the hostap-driver-0.2.4.tar.gz package
2. cd to the hostap-driver-0.2.4/ directory
3. run make: make KERNEL_PATH=/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/build

That's it

RB. Jar



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