LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking > Linux - Wireless Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2007, 09:45 AM   #16
2Gnu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 1,874

Rep: Reputation: 49

I Googled this error - wifi%d: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware self-test failed' (HAL status 14) - and found a number of other with the same problem. Many are using Ubuntu. Some are using older MadWiFi versions.

I saw no definitive "fix," although there was some suggestion of success using the SVN MadWiFi code or Edgy vs. Dapper.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 08:29 AM   #17
jaristr
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Debian and slackware based
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thank you for googling it for me. I installed the drivers first time by compiling according the wiki's instructions but its still the same problem. ath0 just wont show up and that ioctl error...
 
Old 04-04-2007, 12:17 PM   #18
jaristr
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Debian and slackware based
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi.
Could someone tell if the wlan should have the module name defined in the network confugarion of yast? I see empty fields in where it reads modules name. for the 3com card there reads 3c59x which is the card's model, so I wonder if I should try putting something in there?
Any knows about this?
 
Old 04-05-2007, 01:32 PM   #19
jaristr
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Debian and slackware based
Posts: 119

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Here's screen shot of the yast screen that made me ask the previous question. It's in finnish but I hope some one could take a look...
Thanks!
 
Old 05-04-2007, 09:23 PM   #20
statguy
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 13.37
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 31
I think I am having a similar problem. I just installed OpenSUSE 10.2 on a ThinkPad T60. The chipset appears to be AR5416. I installed madwifi and the appropriate kernel module.

modprobe ath_pci runs without error. Here is the dmesg output immediately after modprobe.

Code:
ath_hal: 0.9.18.0 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
wlan: 0.8.4.2 (0.9.3)
ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (0.9.3)
Then neither wifi0 or ath0 show up in the output of iwconfig.

Code:
# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

irda0     no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.
I also have:

Code:
# lsmod | grep ath
ath_pci                96544  0
wlan                  197956  1 ath_pci
ath_hal               195792  1 ath_pci
and

Code:
# lspci | tail
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller AHCI (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 0024 (rev 01)
15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
Any ideas?
 
Old 05-04-2007, 11:47 PM   #21
2Gnu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 1,874

Rep: Reputation: 49
Statguy,

Based on your lspci output, you have a problem chipset card. It looks like there's good news, though: http://madwifi.org/ticket/1001
 
Old 05-05-2007, 09:13 PM   #22
statguy
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 13.37
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Gnu
Statguy,

Based on your lspci output, you have a problem chipset card. It looks like there's good news, though: http://madwifi.org/ticket/1001
Thanks for the link. I often am unsure of the best search terms to use to find these things. At least I found this thread.

I have made some progress. I was able to get an IP from my AP but I couldn't get out.

At least work is being done. I'm hopeful that this will be resolved soon.

Thanks again.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 10:56 PM   #23
2Gnu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 1,874

Rep: Reputation: 49
You're welcome.

Make sure you set a default gateway. ex:
Code:
route add default gw 192.168.1.1
If you're using DHCP, the system should pull the DNS information. In case it's not, check /etc/resolv.conf. ex:
Code:
search oc.cox.net
nameserver 68.4.16.30
nameserver 68.4.16.25
nameserver 68.6.16.30
 
Old 05-06-2007, 08:19 PM   #24
statguy
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 13.37
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 31
Well, for whatever reason, I got it working tonight. I'm writing this via my wireless network. I do use DHCP for my wireless and the nameserver in my resolv.conf is the address of my router which negotiates my DSL connection. I take it that's normal?
 
Old 05-06-2007, 08:29 PM   #25
2Gnu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 1,874

Rep: Reputation: 49
I've seen that - the gateway IP address showing up as the DNS server. I prefer to use the discrete IPs of my ISP's servers, but I don't know why resolv.conf would be populated like yours instead of mine. Might be an artifact of the router.

Who cares? You're connected, and that's what counts.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 07:10 AM   #26
statguy
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 13.37
Posts: 332

Rep: Reputation: 31
One final question (I hope). Will I need to re-compile this whenever I do a kernel update?
 
Old 05-08-2007, 08:42 AM   #27
2Gnu
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 1,874

Rep: Reputation: 49
Probably.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suse 10.1 and an Atheros card Doolspin Linux - Software 7 02-02-2007 11:25 AM
Atheros/madwifi on Suse OSS 10 novu5 Linux - Wireless Networking 11 05-20-2006 06:08 PM
Help me get the Atheros 5001X wireless driver to work for fujitsu N5010. OS: SUSE 10 pitchblack Linux - Hardware 2 10-09-2005 09:00 PM
Atheros & Suse 9.2 and Linux - Wireless Networking 2 07-03-2005 12:36 AM
Atheros 5001X and Suse 9.1 max_glande Linux - Wireless Networking 1 01-21-2005 11:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration