Re: Problems installing madwifi_pci, ath0 missing
From: David Goodenough (david.goodenough_at_btconnect.com)
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 14:17:34 +0100
> I am quite new to Linux. I have a old Toshiba portable with Mandrake 10.1
> Community edition. I am trying to get a DLINK G650 wireless PCMCIA card to
> work on this machine. I dont have any other network card (wired or
> wireless). My card seem to be recognized but during boot i'm told that
> ath_pci cannot find device ath0. I cannot find this device in any other
> way either. Can anyone tell me how to install ath0? And yes, I am aware
> that the device can have another name like wlan0, but the only devices I
> have are lo and sit0.
> I have dowloaded madwifi_pci source and stored these files in a directroy
> under /home. Is it necessary to store them in a special directory? I have
> also installed my Linux source (urpmi linux-source). I have modified
> modules.conf, modules and modprobe.conf to include alias ath0 ath_pci. I
> have created a symbolic link to the source files. I then run make clear,
> make, and make install. Should I modify any configuration files or
> variables, or execute any other commands before or after these
> make-commands? These commands run without errors. Then I run depmod. After
> this proecdure there is a new
> directory /lib/modules/220.127.116.11-10mdkcustom/net with several *.ko files,
> among them ath_pci.ko and ath_hal.ko. I expected to get these files in
> my /lib/modules/18.104.22.168-10mdk directrory, am I right? If I try to modprobe
> ath_pci I get a error message tellling me that ath_pci not found. insmod
> ath_pci.ko complains about an invalid parameter -l. And device ath0 is
> still not found.
> Are my problems related to the missing ath0 and how can I install this? Or
> is it some error in compiling and loading madwifi_pci? Or both? And yes, I
> have the wireless extensions installed.
The madwifi_pci driver is for PCI cards, not PCMCIA ones. You want
the madwifi driver.