Looking for Technical Assistance:
I'm tying to install and configure a Proxim 11a/b/g ORINOCO ComboCard Gold (PCMCIA) 8480WD on a IBM T23 Laptop running SuSe 8.2 kernel release 2.4.20-4GB.
The card has an Atheros chipset:
product info: "Atheros Communications, Inc.", "AR5001-0000-0000", "Wireless LAN Reference Card", "00"
manfid: 0x0271, 0x0012
function: 6 (network)
no product info available
linux:~ # cardctl config
Vcc 3.3V Vpp1 3.3V Vpp2 3.3V
interface type is "cardbus"
irq 11 [exclusive] [level]
And I am using the Madwifi driver from Sourceforge.net
Having obtained, via CVS, the latest modules. I have managed to make the 3 driver files. The problem I am having is I can't load the ath_pci.o, as follows:
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/net/ath_hal.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary
for information about tainted modules
Module ath_hal loaded, with warnings
Module wlan loaded, with warnings
/lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/net/ath_pci.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/net/ath_pci.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/net/ath_pci.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-4GB/net/ath_pci.o: insmod ath_pci failed
Having trawled the internet for help, I came across a suggestion to amend my /etc/pcmcia/config.opts file, I have added the following:
class "network" module "wlan", "ath_hal", "ath_pci"
card "Atheros Communications, Inc."
manfid 0x0271, 0x0012
This still results in the same problem.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.