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Old 09-18-2005, 01:15 AM   #1
rmakers
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mandriva won't boot after madwifi install


Madndriva LE 2005 (10.2) on a toshiba laptop, always worked fine but I have never been able to get the wireless working, anyway the other day I was using a tutorial from someone to install madwifi drivers, and now it won't boot into X.
When it boots I get the following errors, then the screen blanks like X is about to start, then it blinks a few times and goes to a console.
the errors are:

Firewire : No ohci module found
ohci module not found FAILED

USB controllerehci-hci
FATAL: module ehci-hci not found FAILED

(that USB ehci one comes up twice in a row)

Mount USb filesystem mount point /proc/bu/usb does not exist FAILED

Bringing up loopback interface: arping: Socket: address family not supported by protocol. Error some other host already using address 127.0.0.1 FAILED

loading sound module (snd- intel8 x 0) FATAL: snd 8x0 not found FAILED

could not find an active network interface.









Anyway, I didn't do anything to wierd when I was working with madwifi, (just downloaded them , did make, make install , then had to try to move them to the right folder (mandriva uses the smp and custom kernal folders) then did depmod -a.
I assume there is some sort of config file that got brok in the process...but what!?
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:17 AM   #2
billeman
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I were having the same problem in Mandrake linux, and reinstalled Mandrake. Could not find the error.But i found a way to make the wirelesscard work. here are the commands:

urpmi kernel-source gcc cvs

cvs -dserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/madwifi login

cd /usr/local/src

cvs -z3 -dserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/madwifi co -P madwifi

cd madwifi

make

sudo make install

cp -rf /lib/modules/"YOUR_KERNEL_VERSION"mdkcustom/net/* /lib/modules/"YOUR_KERNEL_VERSON"mdksmp/kernel/net/

cp /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf_backup

echo "alias ath0 ath_pci" >>/eth/modprobe.conf

depmod -a

modprobe ath_pci

Afterwards these comands you can find and configure your card in Harddake..

Billeman
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
rmakers
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thanks, i also might have..

thanks, thats real close to what I did , but I might know what caused my crash was...I think one of the times I used hard drake it stoped working so I just closed harddrake before it was actualy finished, could this have currupted one one my configuration files? if so, is there a way to just put back all the original default config files, or run some sort of auto install/ auto detect thing to put them back w/ out losing all my info? I don't want to reinstall and format and lose everything...I guess I would be willing if someone knows a good backup tool I could use from the command line.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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mandrake move

I have mandrake move (live cd) and it boots up just fine and am able to mount the broken mandrakes partion. so I do have graphical access to the drive if that helps, also I have an external hard drive I would be willing to back the whole machine up and then reinstall mandrake if someone can ell me how to do this is a fashion that will save all my programs and settings i had in mandrake le 2005.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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Sorry mate, dont know what you want to save.. i switched to ubuntu, so i cant help you. I would save my home folder, and then remember, or write down what programs i have... There might be an expert on this forum who can help you fix the madwifi problem from a console..

Bille
 
Old 09-19-2005, 12:09 PM   #6
rmakers
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not just the programs

it's not just the actual programs i'm worried about but the settings, last time I reinstalled mandriva i didn't format the home folder just the / but all my settings were gone and that sucks. If there is a good backup program that also saves the appropriat config files from the / partition or something like that, that would be helpful. I am confident that once I get the thing to boot into KDE i can use the console to get madwifi working, but my girlfriend normaly uses that computer to do her homework so I really need to get KDE working kinda quickly
 
  


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