Problems with hostap and missing wlan0 on Fedora 5

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Thu Sep 21 19:40:50 EDT 2006


On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 00:45 +0200, Per Weisteen wrote:
> Hi
> 
> Somehow I've managed to remove the wlan0 device from my Fedora 5
> installation. I'm not sure if this happened during my attempt to define
> correct parameters for the wifi0 device and me actually removing the
> wlan0 device intentionally or if it happended during the first yum based
> upgrade. Since on my old 2.4 kernel I only had a wifi0 I didn't check
> the README info on how the new hostap module actually generated two
> devices. Anyhow, I now need some help in defining the wlan0 device
> because it doesn't turn up any more.

Not sure if this will fix it; but be sure to blacklist orinoco and
orinoco_pci in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.  You don't want both orinoco
and hostap loaded for the same hardware.

Dan

> modprobe.conf
> 
> alias eth0 3c59x
> alias eth1 e100
> alias scsi_hostadapter sym53c8xx
> alias eth2 hisax
> alias wifi0 hostap_pci
> alias snd-card-0 snd-via82xx
> options snd-card-0 index=0 
> options snd-via82xx index=0 
> remove snd-via82xx { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; };
> /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-via82xx
> 
> 
> The relevant info from lsmod are :
> 
> ipv6                  243937  22
> lp                     12937  0
> usb_storage            69153  1
> uhci_hcd               23885  0
> floppy                 58437  0
> sg                     34525  0
> serio_raw               7621  0
> snd_via82xx            28377  1
> gameport               16201  1 snd_via82xx
> hostap_pci             57717  0
> hostap                113737  1 hostap_pci
> ieee80211_crypt         6849  1 hostap
> orinoco_pci             7885  0
> orinoco                40533  1 orinoco_pci
> snd_ac97_codec         92257  1 snd_via82xx
> hermes                  8129  2 orinoco_pci,orinoco
>   
> 




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