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Old 03-08-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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Slackware 12.0 Wireless Problems


Hello all,

I have Slackware 12.0 installed on two Thinkpad 600Xs and one Thinkpad T22. All run kernel 2.6.21.5-smp as specified in the docs. At first all three laptops would recognize and use my D-Link DWL650 802.11g card. After awhile two of these laptops stopped recognizing this card so I had to go back to my old Lucent Orioco 16bit Gold Card. The T22 dual boots with Winders 2000 'pro' ... and that distro still recognizes the D-Link card. The output from lspci -vv leads me to believe that the hardware is recognizing the card correctly but the module ath_pci is not getting loaded ... and I can't modprobe it. Any ideas??

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Old 03-08-2008, 12:09 AM   #2
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Hello all,

I have Slackware 12.0 installed on two Thinkpad 600Xs and one Thinkpad T22. All run kernel 2.6.21.5-smp as specified in the docs. At first all three laptops would recognize and use my D-Link DWL650 802.11g card. After awhile two of these laptops stopped recognizing this card so I had to go back to my old Lucent Orioco 16bit Gold Card. The T22 dual boots with Winders 2000 'pro' ... and that distro still recognizes the D-Link card. The output from lspci -vv leads me to believe that the hardware is recognizing the card correctly but the module ath_pci is not getting loaded ... and I can't modprobe it. Any ideas??

TIA,

The GNUinator
Sacramento, CA
Update: I got one of the 600Xs working by uninstalling and then reinstalling the madwifi package. However, the T22 still does not
recognize the Atheros based DWL650 card - but this same card works
when I dual boot into Windows 2000.

Next step?
 
Old 03-08-2008, 06:07 AM   #3
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Yeah, how about starting your own thread instead of hijacking one. Really, your problem has nothing to do with what the OP asked about, so the best thing to do is start your own.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:45 AM   #4
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The GNUinator, please don't hijack existing threads.

I have split your posts off into a new one.
 
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Any error messages when you modprobe ath_pci? Have you tried reinstalling madwifi?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 02:53 PM   #6
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The GNUinator, please don't hijack existing threads.

I have split your posts off into a new one.
Whoops! Didn't realize that I had hijacked anything. Please accept my apology.

Meanwhile, I have fixed the problem. I'm posting the solution here in case anyone else has this issue. I used slackupdate.sh to find and download bug fixes, etc. They found kernel-generic-smp-2.6.21.5_smp-2-i686_2slack12.0 and I installed that without thinking. On the next boot I got a message that no kernel modules could be found. The system booted normally except that the Atheros wireless card would no longer work. The solution was to go back to the old kernel. I'm thinking that the name of the installed kernel-module package must match exactly with the kernel being used. So the addition of ...slack12.0 to the kernel but not the kernel module produced the problem.

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