[ATrpms-users] Re: hostap problem with FC4 1532 kernel
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Thu Oct 27 20:11:57 CEST 2005
On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 10:23:27PM -0500, Mitch Smith wrote:
> I've been successfully using hostap with Fedora Core 4 on the following
> setup for some time:
> IBM T-21 with Netgear MA401RA wireless card
> However, I have not been able to get the wireless to work with either
> the new 2.6.13-1.1526 or 1532 kernels. The 2.6.12-1.14xx kernels did
> work for wireless (but had ACPI problems) so I'm currently using the
> 12-1.1398 kernel as it seems to be the last version where everything
> works for me.
> Anyway, with the 1526/1532 kernels, I get the message that "hostap_cs
> device wlan0 does not seem to be present. Delaying initialization."
> Cardctl ident correctly identifies the Netgear card. Looking at dmesg,
> it shows the following error message: "pcmcia: hostap_cs lacks a
> requisite callback function." The hostap modules are loaded when I run
> lsmod, but it seems that wlan0 just doesn't exist.
> I've uninstalled and reinstalled the appropriate hostap-kmdl rpm from
> atrpms to no avail. There is a lot of talk about the 2.6.13 kernel
> handling pcmcia differently than the 2.6.12 and prior kernels, but I
> haven't seen anything suggested on this email list or other places that
> seems to fix the problem.
> Anyone have a clue or suggestion?
There is a newer hostap driver available. I'll package it up, perhaps
it will solve your issue.
In the meantime you could file a bug at bugzilla.atrpms.net to track
this. If this doesn't work out we can ask Jouni Malinen, the hostap
author, to take a look at the report and advise for any better action.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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