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Im running through the instructions from Intel on getting their card working under Linux (im using Slackware). I've followed the instructions to makeing the ieee802.11 subsystem, but the next step tells me to do
tar xvzf ipw3945-1.0.0.tgz
But when i run make from the newly created dir i get this error:
BT ipw3945-1.0.0 # make
mkdir -p /root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/tmp/.tmp_versions
cp /lib/modules/2.6.18-rc5/net/ieee80211/.tmp_versions/*.mod /root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/tmp/.tmp_versions
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-rc5/build M=/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0 MODVERDIR=/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/tmp/.tmp_versions modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-rc5'
CC [M] /root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.o
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c: In function `ipw_send_associate':
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c:3874: error: too few arguments to function `ieee80211_tx_frame'
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c: In function `ipw_bg_daemon_cmd':
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c:4319: error: too few arguments to function `ieee80211_tx_frame'
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c: In function `ipw_auth_work':
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c:8698: error: too few arguments to function `ieee80211_tx_frame'
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c:8742: error: too few arguments to function `ieee80211_tx_frame'
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c: In function `ipw_handle_probe_request':
/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.c:8813: error: too few arguments to function `ieee80211_tx_frame'
make: *** [/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0/ipw3945.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/root/Intel/ipw3945-1.0.0] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.18-rc5'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
Im not sure what arguments it is expecting in this situation or how i go about fixing it.
I think it would be best you supply allot more info such as:
What distro are you using?
64 bit or 32 bit?
Based on the steps done before error it appears kernel source/headers are installed but maybe wrong type. They must be same as kernel(2.6.18-rc5). Before your next attempt it is necessary to issue command:
before next issue of command:
Usually I have found, a function error is the result of a problem between 32 bit application and 64 bit system. Some times the source from intel was built with gcc-3 and your distro may have gcc-4.
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 01-27-2007 at 04:00 PM.
Thanks for the reply.
I am running a clean install of Backtrack2 (based on slackware) and using 32bit for everything. I have used the same files in a previous install of BT so know there isn't a compatibility issue, which i why i cannot fathom what is causing this problem.
It was all working wtih the same files/hardware before
Allot of the articles I read seem to point at prior steps, namely with the ieee80211,
I do not have wireless access here in "eskimo country", the hotels here do have that luxury, but they are also expensive, it is cheaper for me to drive a babe to my place than parking at a Motel/Hotel.
I will however, keep digging into this issue during free time,
Apparently, ieee80211 (1.1.13) has issues, but ieee80211 version 1.1.11 seems to have Dell users contempt.