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Hi, i've been having some trouble setting up madwifi on mandrake 10.1 community. I have a planet Wl-8310 wireless card.
i'm pretty sure i have the make file setup correctly, once i ran it heres what happened. i'm just going to put the errors since i'm typing this all out
if_ath.c: In function 'ath_beacon_tasklist':
if_atg.c:1070:warning: implicit declaration of function 'pci_dma_sync_single'
if_ath.c: In function 'ath_sysctl_stats':
if_ath.c:2516: error: too few arguments to function 'proc_dostring'
if_ath.c: In function 'ath_sysctl_handler':
if_ath.c:2527: error: too few arguments to function 'proc_dointvec'
if_ath.c: In function 'ath_sysctl_dump':
if_ath.c:2552: error: too few arguments to function 'proc_dostring'
if_ath.c: At top level:
if_ath.c:2587: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2589: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2591: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2593: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2595: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2597: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2599: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2601: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
if_ath.c:2603: warning: initialization from incompatable pointer type
make: *** [if_ath.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory '/home/brian/Desktop/madwifi/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
i'm just not sure how to configure it, could someone show me? or link some instructions.
i've tried to add a wireless network connection in mandrake control center but something just flashes quickly and dissapears and i'm back to the option load manual driver. it's like it doesn't want to add that or it's not recognizing the device.
although it is recognizing it in hardware. two appear under ethernetcard RTL-8139 and AR5213 802.11g Wireless adapter (the one i'm trying to get to work) i have tried everything with rtl-8139 it configured it upon install but it does not run.
so i'm pretty sure it's the other that has the problem. o yea and i'm running this on a desktop, not a laptop.
this is probably a result of missing a step, but when i try to configure the module it says Paramaters none. that can't be right can it?
ok, i did notice that modpost command was trying to be used, but i don't believe my os has it.
Last edited by Murph00009; 01-07-2005 at 11:28 PM.
i have tried that. same errors, anyways, the current madwifi that i downloaded automatically found the source
heres a little more info
ok, i did the make
first, like before, it looks like it completes, but a few times while it's running it says MODPOST, then theres an error
Warning and then it says something about ath_hal_xxx ............................../ath_hal/ath_hal.ko undefined
(thats not the whole error but i don't really feel like typing out the whole thing
then i do make install
has the same warnings and modpost, which i don't know if thats a command but i tried running modpost and it didn't work
and when i run modprobe ath_pci and it says
WARNING: Error inserting ath_hal .......unknown symbol in module or unknown paramater (see dmesg)
FATAL: Error inserting ath_pci .......unknown symbol in module or unknown paramater (see dmesg)
so that can't be good
ok, and i have 2.6.10 kernel installed, i checked the madwifi site and it says their current version supports it so that shouldn't be a problem, the source is installed on the computer and i'm pretty sure that the make file finds the source automatically since during the make it says entering directory /usr/src/linux-2.6.10
Last edited by Murph00009; 01-08-2005 at 10:39 AM.