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Old 04-29-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
phenyloxime
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Compat-wireless-old File-Not Found,


Anyone know where I can find it? The link on the Linux Wireless page just leads to a ¨404 -- you´re S.O.L¨ message:

http://wireless.kernel.org/download/...ss-old.tar.bz2

Any information is appreciated.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 02:08 AM   #2
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compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2 is here
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download

QUOTE : ""There used to be a compat-wireless-old , but that is
old and should only be used as a reference for curious developers.""

http://wireless.kernel.org/download/...ss-2.6.tar.bz2

.....
.....

compat-wireless-old-2009-04-08.tar.bz2 :
ftp://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/.SAN0/pub/l...-04-08.tar.bz2

(( http://www.filewatcher.com/_/?q=compat-wireless-old ))
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #3
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Thanks knudfl;

I downloaded the latest version of compat-wireless, instead of the old one. I Unpacked it, moved the folder to /usr/src. I used the driver-select script to choose my driver (ath5k), and ran make to compile, no problems so far. When I run ¨Make Install¨ (as root), it gets maybe halfway through and then hangs with the following:

Code:
Running iwl-enable iwlagn...
Disabling iwl4965 ...	[OK]	Module disabled:
/lib/modules/2.6.26-2-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwl4965.ko
depmod will prefer updates/ over kernel/ -- OK!
cp: cannot create regular file `/lib/udev/rules.d/': Is a directory
make: *** [install-scripts] Error 1
I guess I should explain. I´m using the latest debian, 5.04; Kernel 2.6.26-2-686. The problem I am having is that iwlist scan returns no AP´s and NetworkManager doesn´t see any either. iwconfig does list wlan0, and ifconfig wlan0 up/down can turn it on and off. ( I can post the listing of either if it is usefull).

I did also try the external switch (many, many, many times) as well as Fn+F2.

This page seemed to describe my problem, so I thought installing compat-wireless might be the solution. My computer is an Acer aspire, but the wireless card is an AR2425 (which lspci lists as AR242x, I assmue that is correct), same as in the eeePC. Any suggestions are appreciated.

---Adam

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