how to cleanup a previous hostap installation

limor lims at
Mon Nov 7 02:46:06 EST 2005

Assuming my hostap_cs.conf is just a copy of the example one that is
provided with the package,
then isn't it true that applying "make clean", "make" and "make install" in
the package directory will replace those files anyway even if I don't remove
them first? I think that is what happened when I tried it (and as I
mentioned - whatever the problem in my current installation is, it did not
go away when I re-installed the package).
Are there no other files that the driver might have left somewhere when it
was still functioning well (that might cause the errors I described)? files
that are created/changed dynamically when the driver is active? something
must have changed somewhere to cause the problem and I don't suspect it's
the driver object files that were changed.. The linux is only used for 2
purposes - 1. to test WPA PSK (via wpa_supplicant) on the Prism Cf card. 2.
to sniff the wireless communication on the network with Ethereal using
monitor mode on the Prism. Any ideas?


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Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 8:09 PM
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Subject: Re: how to cleanup a previous hostap installation

On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 06:07:45PM +0200, limor wrote:

> I am new to linux - are there files that I can manually delete in order to
> make sure I really start-over with the hostAP installation (before I go to
> the extreme measure of re-installing Suse)?..

Removing the installed kernel modules is probably the best way of doing
this. In addition, you can remove hostap_cs.conf. This can be done,
e.g., with following commands.

find /lib/modules/`uname -r` -name 'hostap*o' -exec rm {} \;
rm /etc/pcmcia/hostap_cs.conf

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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