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Old 09-02-2003, 05:09 AM   #211
xeristian/null
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I would appreciate it if anyone who has this problem would append thier deal at the end of this thread. I'm going to mail this thread to RealTek in two days, and hopefully they'll make a more, compatable driver for Linux.

In my case I'm using Gentoo which is using a modified 2.4.20 kernel, but only modified for the filesystem and local implemention, I believe. I can not continue to connect my laptop to a hard line or use Windows every time I need to do something online. I like this wireless card, and can in no way afford to replace it right now anyways.

Other things that are less significant, I'm using a Ricoh PCMCIA bus. Everything else is also standard to the VIAO PCG-FRV27 laptop.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 07:34 AM   #212
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I've actually contacted RealTek and gotten their latest driver that uses gcc3.x (this worked well for me running Debian). If you need this driver email me at trockid@purdue.edu and I'll forward it to you.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 06:41 AM   #213
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HI ALL

I have some problems with the ver4 linksys at kernel 2.4.22. I have compiled the driver for this card at redhat 9 with kernel 2.4.20 and it's working fine, but if i try to use with kernel 2.4.22 it's not working. I can compile it, and i can load it too, just it seams that i don't can see the router, it seams that no packages are received just sended.

Please help, i realy need it while the 2.4.20 kernel has no correctly working acpi support.

Thanks
Julius
 
Old 09-05-2003, 11:58 AM   #214
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trockid,
i tried those drivers and got the same result.
here's the deal.

i compile the driver.
no problem.
i insmod the driver ....no problem
i set the ssid with
/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wlan_para ssid2scan=CiscoEAP
/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wlan_para networktype=infra

no problem

i enable the driver:
/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 enable

all hell breaks loose.
i don't actually kernel panic.
what happens is my machine starts spitting out lines of text way to fast me to read and never recovers.....

is this happening to anyone else?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 05:45 AM   #215
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@pijulius: i've got the same problem, there must be something wrong with the driver, but I don't know how to find out what.
i have been trying to make the device work for more than two months. i had never gotten so far. it can join a bss now. wow! when the next version of the driver will be released, maybe it will work correctly. (in a few months) I will never give up ;-)

Last edited by cetu; 09-07-2003 at 05:48 AM.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:03 AM   #216
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Angry RH8 WPC11 v4 2.4.22

I purchased my pain stick a few days ago. Read through this thread with no real success.

If I follow the standard directions, or as per the thread above, then with the newest drivers dated 9/4/2003 I get a system kernel panic (like many others have reported) after trying to setup an IP for the device.

If I use the old drivers labeled rtl8180_24x_suse82.zip, it doesn't lockup till I disable the device.

However, in both cases I get no TCPIP communication to my AP. It does report the correct BSSID and SSID and channel in the /var/log/messages or dmesg, as well as the other AP settings. However, all I get are TX overruns, no successful communications. I've tried changing channels, no DHCP (static IP), etc.

I'm going to try using 2.4.20 as RH9 seems to help alot of people, and people discuss having problems with 2.4.21/22 and not 2.4.20.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:19 AM   #217
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BAM - works. 2.4.20 required?



So, as I just said, I finally tried 2.4.20. I actually used the identical kernel configuration settings as I was using with 2.4.22. Yet, with 2.4.20, I get ping!

I'm currently on channel 1 (for luck), no WEP, no DHCP.

I'm using the latest driver from realtek (9/4/2003) and don't get the kernel panic I was getting before.

I can even put down wlan0 properly as in wlandown without any problems. For reference, here's my tried-to-be-like-stock-RH8 kernel config for 2.4.20 (really 2.4.22 and just loaded into 2.4.20 with hope that not too many options changed!)

http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/jon/jon2.4.20

So clearly there's a problem with the driver or kernel
compatibility.

Now to try DHCP, WEP, and channel 6.

-Jon
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:12 AM   #218
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dhclient & WEP Success

I got WEP going with any channel (I'm on channel 6 now), but I'm forced to use dhclient wlan0 to get my IP DHCP style, an ifup wlan0 doesn't work. My ifcfg-wlan0 has:


DEVICE=wlan0
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=192.168.1.1
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
PEERDNS=yes
ONBOOT=no

It says:
---
Determining IP information for wlan0... failed; no link present. Check cable?
---
The failed part comes after a few seconds of waiting.

Anyways, it works well enough

Thanks to all here!!


For reference:

http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/jon/wlanup
http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/jon/wlandown
http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/jon/ifcfg-wlan0
http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/jon/jonr8180.tgz
(tarball of driver compiled for my kernel and my wlanup/down)
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:22 AM   #219
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small issues

Despite working apparently perfectly, I do get some odd messages in /var/log/messages, such as:

kernel: RTL8180: Receive ICV error!

a few times every 10 minutes. There's also a few overruns, but not that many, maybe <1% of all packets.

Am I being picky now?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:49 PM   #220
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The problems from the module just simply freaking out are probably not having anything to do with the kernel version, but how it was compiled. I've got this little guy running on 2.4.18 through 23-pre4 just fine. I think some of the non-kernel standard patches from Mandrake make it go berserk as well as the ones for the Redhat 2.4.20 update to get around the ptrace bug.

Regardless, this thing is 3/4 precompiled binary with a little wrapper. All the problems come from that precompiled binary. They need to open it if this card is to ever work correctly.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:59 PM   #221
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Angry i finaly got it too, but slooooooowww

hey guys i got it in adhoc mode ..

but when i ping my xp mashine i get 20 dublucate replys :(( so the stream slows down ;((( the first reply of óf my providers name server is 40 ms but then are there the dublicates thats strange and i don'T know how this can happen...

maybe one of you had experience with this ?!

Thanks Thiemo :)
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:43 PM   #222
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Quote:
The problems from the module just simply freaking out are probably not having anything to do with the kernel version, but how it was compiled. I've got this little guy running on 2.4.18 through 23-pre4 just fine. I think some of the non-kernel standard patches from Mandrake make it go berserk as well as the ones for the Redhat 2.4.20 update to get around the ptrace bug.
finegan,

Well, interesting that you do have it working on those kernel versions. However, I am not using any RH kernels. I got 2.4.22 and 2.4.20 directly from kernel.org and compiled it myself.

So there's goes that theory

But you are probably right about the closed source part causing all the problems. They compiled against some kernel version and config. A conflict seems inevitible.

Thanks!
Jon
 
Old 09-10-2003, 01:27 AM   #223
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Thumbs down no success with RH kernels

I have no success at all with the RedHad kernels on RH7.3
The kernel crash also happens with the newest 1.3 version
of the driver.
The driver developement seems to be amateur developement.
The updates in the new 1.3 version seem to be only half, so this version compiled in alway the relaese date of the 1.2 version. All seems to be more try and error.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:03 AM   #224
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i had no problems with SUSE8.2

I used the usual driver from the cd delivered by the card.

today i will try to get it running with fli4l .. its a 2.2.19 kernal based on red hat i think i will let you know how it works
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:13 AM   #225
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I hope it will work with 2.2.19 too, but if anyone has some time please test it with 2.4.22, i need this kernel while my sony vaio laptop's soundcard is not working with other kernels.

Thanks a lot
Julius
 
  


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