[ATrpms-users] Re: hostap problem with FC4 1532 kernel
mitch at chefdiana.com
Sat Oct 29 01:25:59 CEST 2005
On Thu, 2005-10-27 at 20:11 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> 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.
The new hostap driver and kmdl module (0.3.9-10) make no difference in
the behavior of the 2.6.13-1.1532 kernel. The wlan0 device still reports
as missing. So there is something else going on in the 2.6.13-1 kernel.
Mitch Smith <mitch at chefdiana.com>
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