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Old 08-08-2004, 08:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone gotten the atmel wlan driver to work under a 2.6 kernel?


The subject line speaks for itself.

I have a DWL-120 and I've been able to have it working for FC1. I just installed FC2 and can't seem to get it running.

I run make usb, which produces a lot of errors and warnings (I don't think this step is done right).

Then I type make install, and all the out put is, is OK.

I tried applying the patch suggested at atmelwlandriver.sf.net with the line:

patch -p1 patch-atmel-reset

but it doesn't do anything...literally, I just get a new line with no prompt.

Anyway, I just need to know if there are any trick to get this right. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 06:59 AM   #2
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I'm in trouble too with a sparklan usb. I've installed ndiswrapper and the linux drivers, but iwconfig give me no wlan .
 
Old 08-17-2004, 01:05 PM   #3
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After doing a lot more searching and reading, I haven't come across one success story of this driver with FC2. I see mailing lists with people with the same problem and nobody reporting success.

As for me, it's back to FC1 for the time being. Maybe a patch will surface soon or the release of FC3 will take care of it.

EDIT: BTW, for the patch issue I had, it turns out I had the patch command wrong. The correct one is in the README file bundled with the driver.

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Old 08-17-2004, 01:29 PM   #4
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Are you interested in how to get this done under "any" 2.6 kernel, or only under FC2?

I finally managed to get my Linksys WUSB11 V2.8 which uses the berlios.de version of the Atmel drivers to work on my Linux From Scratch system using a 2.6.5 kernel. I can give you the specifics for that, but not sure how well that would map to what you might have to do on FC2.

FWIW,
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Old 09-05-2004, 10:57 AM   #5
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I would be very interested if anyone has any pointers. I have a linksys WUSB11 v2.8 usb wireless card, and am running a 2.6.7 kernel under gentoo. Ive compiled the atmel module in the kernel, which leads me to believe that this is the same driver as at berlios.de. I have also downloaded the firmware package and installed that for hotplug to pick up.

As I understand, I should be using the at76c505_rfmd2958 driver, is this correct? If so, I hear that I should be changing a source file somewhere (kernel source???) so that my product id and vendor id are in there.

Currently I get a message telling me that no driver is installed to deal with the wi-fi adapter.

Any help would be appreciated!

Cheers
 
Old 09-05-2004, 02:24 PM   #6
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I now know that it can work under a 2.6 kernel, but there are difficulties with the FC2 kernel that are yet to be solved...I think.

As for getting it to work under another 2.6 kernel, just follow the readme that's packaged with the driver.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 07:13 AM   #7
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But do I need the driver???

Am I right in saying that the atmel module in the kernel is the same as the driver at berlios.de?

Cheers

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Old 09-06-2004, 01:31 PM   #8
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I'm not sure. Maybe try looking for your device in the usb table found here:

http://atmelwlandriver.sourceforge.net/usbtable.html

Maybe post the output of lsusb if it is a usb device and you can tell if the atmel driver will work.

Sorry if this is completely irrelevant.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 10:25 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by steveybaby2
I would be very interested if anyone has any pointers. I have a linksys WUSB11 v2.8 usb wireless card, and am running a 2.6.7 kernel under gentoo. Ive compiled the atmel module in the kernel, which leads me to believe that this is the same driver as at berlios.de.
Actually I think the one for the kernel is not the Berlios one, but rather the "other" one that the Berlios one states it is better than for various reasons. That could be part of the problem...

Assuming you need the Berlios version, in my case I needed to compile the driver, do the install, unplug and then replug in the device, and then manually modprobe the correct driver. For the WUSB11 V2.8 this is the at76c505-rfmd2958, not the default one as shown in the README for the driver.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-08-2004, 03:09 AM   #10
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This does help. Thanks very much, I'll get the other Berlios driver downloaded and try that instead of the kernel module.

Cheers

Steveybaby2
 
  


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