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Old 02-17-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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Kismet on SuSE 9.2?


Anyone have any luck getting Kismet to run on SuSE 9.2 with a Linksys WPC11 card?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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What version is your card. I've just upgraded notebooks, but it worked with my v.3 card of the same make/model. Are you having trouble?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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Yeah, originally I thought that the WPC11 used the Prism2 chipset. And that's loaded when I do lsmod. But then someone was telling me I have to compile the wlan-ng drivers. So I tried that. At first it was an uphill battle for me to get the pcmcia-cs-3.2.8 source installed. Then when I go through the make config, no errors. But when I do make install, it keeps saying all the files it's looking for aren't where they're supposed to be.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:31 PM   #4
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Do you recall the exact error message and also, did you add the card after your install?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 10:33 PM   #5
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I can't recall the exact message. For awhile I was getting "unresolved symbols" but those have stopped after I got the pcmcia-cs source installed. The card was added during the initial install and was auto-detected and configured by YaST.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 08:11 PM   #6
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Anyone? I'd really like to get this working but I'm completely stumped!
 
Old 02-19-2005, 06:49 AM   #7
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Hi

This might not be an exact solution, but for testing purposes,
download the wardrive cd V5 here;

http://www.wardrivers.be/files/software/wardrivecd/

it loads in memory only, like knoppix.

Login as root, no password needed and run kismet
answer the 3 questions and see if kismet works with your
card, if so; check out the several conf files in /etc and see
what is needed to make it run on your Suse.
From what i remember in my Suse days, is that settings
adapted through Yast, sometimes messes up your hand
edited config files, so check them.

Regards
 
Old 02-19-2005, 12:58 PM   #8
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I'm downloading it now. Thanks for the input. Do I have to boot from this cd or just mount it, log in as root, and run kismet?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 03:55 PM   #9
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Hi

Just download it and burn the iso,
then you can boot it, if the boot sequence is
set right in your bios, so first cdrom then hdd.

I've used it to see if my senao pcmcia card would
work with kismet, well it runs fine, tho using other
drivers then my mandrake is using. Still haven't
figured out what does the trick. But then again
i just had have to many things to work on at the
moment and i wasn't planning on wardriving
actually. I like to use it as a tool, for inst. to
check wich network is messing up on the same
channel and so on.

Good luck
 
Old 02-19-2005, 04:11 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input man I appreciate it! I'm going to burn the ISO now and give it a trial run. I'll write back with the results.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 08:23 PM   #11
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Hey it works! Aside from the fact it's in Dutch (i think) it worked great. I'll just have to use this CD to make note of networks before booting up into the desktop off my hdd. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 02-20-2005, 04:31 AM   #12
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Hi

Good to see you have got it wotking, at least partial.
I forgot to mention that it was in Dutch, well the first
welcome message and the kismet dialog.
Welcome message is in /etc/issue

So for others just that would like to try it;
login as root ; no password required.
type kismet enter.
First (Dutch) dialog, choices are 1, 2 and 3
it is asking for a gps device enter 1 for serial, 2 for usb
3 fore none.
Second dialog where you want your logging;
1 floppy, 2 usb drive, 3 ramdisk logfile gone after restart
Third dialog, select your wifi (trial and error, but the
1st choice is normally the right one. I think if you have got
a build in mini pci wifi and a pcmcia you have to try 2 and 3
then the kismet server goes up and the fun begins.
You can login to another console and inspect the files you
need do a lsmod to see what modules make your card tick

Regards
 
Old 02-20-2005, 06:10 AM   #13
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For me it was options 3,3,2 I believe that got it working.
 
  


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