[ATrpms-users] Re: ipw2200 and monitor mode
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Wed Jun 8 21:25:25 CEST 2005
On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 02:13:11PM +0200, Johnny Choque wrote:
> > De: Axel Thimm [mailto:Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net]
> > Enviado el: martes, 07 de junio de 2005 22:38
> > Para: Johnny Choque
> > CC: atrpms-users at atrpms.net
> > Asunto: Re: ipw2200 and monitor mode
> > Hi,
> > On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 05:40:05PM +0200, Johnny Choque wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I was testing the last version of atrpm's ipw2200 packages
> > and I have
> > > found that it does not work with monitor mode. I have used the
> > > following rpm
> > > packages:
> > >
> > > ipw2200-1.0.4-28.rhfc3.at.i386.rpm
> > > ipw2200-kmdl-2.6.11-1.27_FC3-1.0.4-28.rhfc3.at.i686.rpm
> > > ipw2200-firmware-2.3-6.at.noarch.rpm
> > >
> > > When run "iwconfig eth1 mode monitor" I get the following
> > error message:
> > >
> > > Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
> > > Set failed on device eth1; invalid argument
> > >
> > > But the ipw2200 driver loaded for the eth1 interface is working
> > > without any problem.
> > >
> > > For testing, I have uninstalled the atrpm packages, then I have
> > > installed the ipw2200 source package from
> > > http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/ and now the "iwconfig eth1
> > mode monitor" command is working correctly.
> > >
> > > Do you know what the problem is?
> > First thing that comes to mind is module loading order. Try
> > rmmoding ipw2200 and ieee80211* and check the output of
> > modprobe -nv ipw2200
> > Perhaps on first run of ATrpms old modules were still in place?
> > ATrpms' rpms don't rmmod the old modules, they only install
> > the new ones and make sure modprobe should pick them up (if
> > modprobe checks /updates/ before other folders).
> > Other than that nothing comes to mind. The buildlogs are clean.
> Hi Axel,
> Thanks for your quick answer. I have bad news. I had the opportunity to make
> a new install of Fedora in other laptop and the end the problem is the same.
> After install and upgrade Fedora Core 3, I cleaned all files related with
> ipw2200 driver using "unload" and "remove-old" scripts from
> ipw2200-1.0.4.tgz source package. I verified that other ipw2200 packages are
> not installed using "rpm -qa | grep ipw" command. Then, I installed Atrpms'
> rpms without any problems. When run "modprobe -nv ipw2200" I get the
> following message:
> The ipw2200 driver is working very well, the only functionality does not
> work is the monitor mode because I get the same error message.
> Any ideas?
It's only guesswork, but perhaps the moditor mode is only built in
presence of some user-land header files? ATrpms' packages are built in
clean-room chroots, and all requirements have to be written into
BuildRequires: statements. So, perhaps something is missing.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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