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Old 07-22-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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wireless card not found but it can work


Hi all,

I am having problems with my wireless card on my laptop, I am a newbie to linux and and finding it a bit of a struggle at the mo!! I have had this card working before with help from this forum!!! BUT I have had to start over with a fresh install of linux and now can't get it working again!!

The card is a DLINK AirPlus DWL-G630, and i've done what I thought I did last time which was to install MadWifi drivers for it by downloading the tar file, extracting and then using the "make" command to compile it. which seemed to go ok, but when I use "modprobe ath_pci" I get "FATAL: Module ath_pci not found."

What can I try?!!

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Old 07-22-2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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If you only used "make" that probably just compiled the drivers, not install them. You have to look at some stuff for installing the driver.

I have not used MadWifi, so I do not know exactly what you are supposed to do. I am just saying this stuff from compiling modules for other devices.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 06:32 PM   #3
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I just used "make" and then "make install" would this have done it?? I think I followed the instructions but some of it went over my head at the moment!!

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Old 07-22-2005, 06:47 PM   #4
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OK so i now found advice on a webpage saying I should -

KERNELRELEASE=`uname -r` make
then
KERNELRELEASE=`uname -r` make install

which i've done but now, using modprobe ath_pci shows this error -
WARNING: Error inserting ath_hal (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdksmp/net/ath_hal.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting wlan (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdksmp/net/wlan.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting ath_rate_sample (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdksmp/net/ath_rate_sample.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting ath_pci (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdksmp/net/ath_pci.ko): Invalid module format


hellllppp!!

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Old 07-22-2005, 06:48 PM   #5
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do you have sharutils?
 
Old 07-22-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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I think so!! How do I check?? I think that was one of the things i installed.........

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Old 07-22-2005, 07:04 PM   #7
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In slackware all the packages are listed in /var/log/packages.
kpackage is a graphical package manager that comes with KDE.
The is probably an item in the Start -> System to deal with packages.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 07:12 PM   #8
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Yes sharutils is installed and gcc and the kernel source, I checked all 3.


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Old 07-23-2005, 03:32 AM   #9
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Any ideas people?! I know this card can work it's just something i've not done!! It has been working on the same linux distro only days ago!! what have I done wrong!! I wish I knew what I was doing!! lol


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Old 07-23-2005, 08:47 AM   #10
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Sorry about dropping out like that. I don't know what else to do with MadWifi, but I do know that ndiswrapper works for my card pretty well. It doesn't do everything, but it's good enough to get the wlan up and running.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 08:53 AM   #11
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Thanks for the reply.....

I did try Ndiswrapper the first time round but that didn't work so i've ended up with madwifi which I know works fine from the first time I set it up.

Anyway to cut a long story short, i've managed to get the driver to work (I think) and am now having probs actually connecting to the net although, using dhclient gives my card an IP address etc, i've started a new thread asking for help with this........

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=345966

any ideas?? Thanks for your help so far.
Malc
 
  


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