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Old 12-07-2003, 11:01 PM   #1
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how to insmod?


From where and how do I insmod?
I think I "made" this driver OK after a few attempts (I got no errors finally) but the readme and man insmod are'nt clear (to me) about how to "insmod"

This is what I tried :

[root@localhost ADM8211]# insmod 8211.o
Warning: loading 8211.o will taint the kernel: no license
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modu les
8211.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including inva lid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
[root@localhost ADM8211]#

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:15 PM   #2
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The warning in queston says that your kernel is contaminated with propretary code nobody nows a thing. That is, from that point on, if your kernel panics, nobody is interested (especially the kernel hackers) and nobody can do a thing for it (or maybe the company you got the driver from); means also that your system is not secure anymore.

The error line says that you don't have the device in question. Are you sure you are installing a correct driver to correct device?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:58 AM   #3
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It just means the code isn't GPL - it isn't like your computer's going to burst into flames while people at LQ turn their backs on you. Some drivers are buggy, some aren't, regardless of license. A proprietary driver is not a security risk, as such. The only way it could be is if you eyeball every line of code on your completely-from-source box. Relative to that, any binary is a security risk, regardless of license.

*Did* you find more info in syslog or dmesg? And, as ToniT says - maybe wrong driver/device.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
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[root@localhost teabear]# modprobe -v 8201.o
modprobe: Can't locate module 8201.o

depmod returns quietly to the command line

[root@localhost teabear]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
parport_pc 25544 1 (autoclean)
lp 8160 0 (autoclean)
parport 34472 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
snd-seq-oss 32000 0 (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event 6080 0 [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq 42544 2 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-pcm-oss 43652 0
snd-mixer-oss 14200 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-intel8x0 22020 0
snd-pcm 79588 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer 18436 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 45720 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-mpu401-uart 4704 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 17760 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 5832 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq snd-rawmidi]
snd-page-alloc 9044 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm]
snd 41380 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 6340 0 [snd]
nfsd 75280 8 (autoclean)
ppp_async 9312 0 (unused)
ppp_generic 24292 0 [ppp_async]
slhc 6564 0 [ppp_generic]
af_packet 14856 2 (autoclean)
sr_mod 19384 0 (autoclean)
floppy 55932 0
sis900 15244 1 (autoclean)
supermount 84032 2 (autoclean)
ide-cd 33956 0
cdrom 32608 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
ide-scsi 11376 0
scsi_mod 106176 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
ehci-hcd 19212 0 (unused)
usb-ohci 21080 0 (unused)
usbcore 74988 1 [ehci-hcd usb-ohci]
rtc 9004 0 (autoclean)
ext3 60048 2
jbd 39264 2 [ext3]

asus p4s533-mx mobo, how do I find out what chipset?

iblitzz netwave point PCI 11Mbps 802.11b Wireless LAN PCI adapter with a ADMtek ADM8211 chipset.

I got the driver from ADMtek website. The finished driver should be 8201.o
( the driver package comes with 3 choices I think. (1).redhat 7.3 (2). redhat 8.0 (3). If you get the source code and want to compile it yourself )
I have read a couple of post where people have gotten this driver to work with distros other than red hat.

[root@localhost teabear]# dmesg
following are outtakes:
Linux version 2.4.22-10mdk (nplanel@no.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.3.1 (Mandrake Linux 9.2 3.3.1-2mdk)) #1 Thu Sep 18 12:30:58 CEST 2003
ACPI: have wakeup address 0xc0001000
ACPI: RSDP (v000 ASUS ) @ 0x000f5710
ACPI: RSDT (v001 ASUS P4S533MX 0x42302e31 MSFT 0x31313031) @ 0x05ffc000
ACPI: FADT (v001 ASUS P4S533MX 0x42302e31 MSFT 0x31313031) @ 0x05ffc0c0
ACPI: BOOT (v001 ASUS P4S533MX 0x42302e31 MSFT 0x31313031) @ 0x05ffc030
ACPI: MADT (v001 ASUS P4S533MX 0x42302e31 MSFT 0x31313031) @ 0x05ffc058
ACPI: DSDT (v001 ASUS P4S533MX 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000b) @ 0x00000000
ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
Processor #0 Pentium 4(tm) XEON(tm) APIC version 20
ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] polarity[0x1] trigger[0x1] lint[0x1])
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda1 devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent vga=788
Found and enabled local APIC!
PCI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries
eth0: Realtek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0x8800, IRQ 7, 00:0c:6e:3c:87:97.
eth0: Media Link On 100mbps full-duplex

[root@localhost teabear]# cat /etc/modules.conf
probeall scsi_hostadapter ide-scsi
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
above snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm-oss
probeall usb-interface usb-ohci ehci-hcd

[root@localhost teabear]# cat /proc/interrupts
CPU0
0: 1116672 XT-PIC timer
1: 2261 XT-PIC keyboard
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
3: 482 XT-PIC SiS SI7012
7: 966 XT-PIC eth0
8: 1 XT-PIC rtc
9: 0 XT-PIC usb-ohci, usb-ohci, ehci_hcd
12: 104722 XT-PIC PS/2 Mouse
14: 32005 XT-PIC ide0
15: 70 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
LOC: 1116610
ERR: 0
MIS: 0

[root@localhost teabear]# cat /proc/pci
PCI devices found:
Bus 0, device 0, function 0:
Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS651 Host (rev 2).
Master Capable. Latency=32.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe8000000 [0xebffffff].
Bus 0, device 1, function 0:
PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP) (rev 0).
Master Capable. No bursts. Min Gnt=8.
Bus 0, device 2, function 0:
ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 37).
Bus 0, device 2, function 5:
IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev 0).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=128.
I/O at 0xa400 [0xa40f].
Bus 0, device 2, function 7:
Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev 160).
IRQ 3.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=52.Max Lat=11.
I/O at 0x9400 [0x94ff].
I/O at 0x9000 [0x907f].
Bus 0, device 3, function 0:
USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 15).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Max Lat=80.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe7000000 [0xe7000fff].
Bus 0, device 3, function 1:
USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (#2) (rev 15).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Max Lat=80.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe6800000 [0xe6800fff].
Bus 0, device 3, function 3:
USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller (rev 0).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Max Lat=80.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe6000000 [0xe6000fff].
Bus 0, device 4, function 0:
Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 145).
IRQ 7.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=52.Max Lat=11.
I/O at 0x8800 [0x88ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe5800000 [0xe5800fff].
Bus 0, device 14, function 0:
Network controller: PCI device 1317:8201 (Linksys) (rev 17).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=64.Max Lat=128.
I/O at 0x8400 [0x84ff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe5000000 [0xe50003ff].
Bus 1, device 0, function 0:
VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (rev 0).
IRQ 11.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf0000000 [0xf7ffffff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe7800000 [0xe781ffff].
I/O at 0xd800 [0xd87f].

[root@localhost teabear]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS651 Host (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet (rev 91)
00:0e.0 Network controller: Linksys: Unknown device 8201 (rev 11)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter

[root@localhost teabear]# scanpci
pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1039 device 0x0651
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS651 Host

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x01 function 0x00: vendor 0x1039 device 0x0001
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 530 Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x02 function 0x00: vendor 0x1039 device 0x0962
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO]

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x02 function 0x05: vendor 0x1039 device 0x5513
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x02 function 0x07: vendor 0x1039 device 0x7012
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 PCI Audio Accelerator

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x03 function 0x00: vendor 0x1039 device 0x7001
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x03 function 0x01: vendor 0x1039 device 0x7001
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7001 USB Controller

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x03 function 0x03: vendor 0x1039 device 0x7002
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7002 USB 2.0

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x04 function 0x00: vendor 0x1039 device 0x0900
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet

pci bus 0x0000 cardnum 0x0e function 0x00: vendor 0x1317 device 0x8201
Linksys Device unknown

pci bus 0x0001 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1039 device 0x6325
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS650/651/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
[root@localhost teabear]#

Dont know about bios settings but will go try to set them now if it may help.

I tried to insmod again but got a different result this time, when I tried before I got a huge amount of "not resolving" errors.
Output this time:
[root@localhost ADM8211]# insmod 8211.o
Warning: loading 8211.o will taint the kernel: no license
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Module 8211 loaded, with warnings
[root@localhost ADM8211]#


Thanks so much for helping, I hope this last bit looks promising?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 08:07 PM   #5
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yes it seems that you have succesfully installed the wlan driver.

What you need next, is some userspace tools to configure the wlan adapter. Search for the package containing iwconfig (wireless-tools in debian) to set wireless-spesific settings.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 09:03 PM   #6
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In mandrake I found "wireless-tools-26-1mdk and installed them ( the readme for driver said they recomended wireless-tools-25 but didnt specify a distro at that point)
Should the ...-26... work? if its what I need, I havent been able to find it (the wireless tools)
All I know to do is type in the name of the file at the command prompt, the "run" dialog box , search (with gui tool) for "wireless" and look through my menus

Thanks for the help
 
Old 12-09-2003, 03:38 PM   #7
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Version 26 should work (I'm using it successfully). When installed, you should now be able to run 'iwconfig', see 'man iwconfig' for details .

Also this howto from hp might be useful.

Last edited by ToniT; 12-09-2003 at 03:40 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 07:08 PM   #8
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man iwconfig and the howto seem to tell me everything except where the start button is.

Any chance I could try to take this thing out for a "defaults" spin?

Thanks for your help and input
 
Old 12-09-2003, 07:55 PM   #9
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If iwconfig sees your device, then 'ifconfig eth0 up' with some settings is probably the start button you are looking for. You do have an other end to have a connection with?
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:06 PM   #10
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Thanks ToniT,

Here is iwconfig when I open it without any options:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"Blitzz" Nickname:""
NWID:off/any Mode:Managed Frequency:2.417GHz
Access Point: 00:E0:98:B1:2D:07 Bit Rate=11Mb/s Tx-Power=47 dBm
Sensitivity:0/65535
Retry limit:3 RTS thr=2346 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:100 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Do you see anything to tip me off how its going so far?

Yes I am using a iblitzz netwave wireless AP with four port Router. It is working with my on board nics and cat5 cable. The router is then plugged into a ADSL modem.

What shold happen when I type "ifconfig eth1 up" ?

Thanks

Last edited by toastermaker; 12-10-2003 at 06:22 AM.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:07 PM   #11
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Where did the smiley faces come from , I havent had that problem before - sorry
 
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Please hit the edit button and select 'Disable Smilies in This Post' or use [_code] and [_/code] blocks (without underscore; just scrambed here to prevent actual displaying of those blocks.)

If the router works as a dhcp server, then you should be able to run (after the ifconfig eth1 up) 'pump -i eth1' or 'dhclient eth1' and have yourself a working network connection.

If there is no dhcp server available, then you have to assign those manually.
See earlier discussion or some other manual on how to do it.
 
  


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