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Old 08-12-2005, 09:38 PM   #1
RySk8er30
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Atheros WiFi Card


I am trying to install an ORiNOCO 11a/b/g PCI Gold Card. It uses the Atheros chipset. Here is the entry from "lspci".

00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

I was told that I should use the MadWifi drivers. I installed it (I thought it went fine), but now I am getting the error:

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WARNING: Error inserting ath_hal (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/net/ath_hal.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting wlan (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/net/wlan.ko): Invalid module format
WARNING: Error inserting ath_rate_sample (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/net/ath_rate_sample.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error inserting ath_pci (/lib/modules/2.6.11-6mdk/net/ath_pci.ko): Invalid module format
I get this error when I run "modprobe ath_pci".

Any ideas?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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An invalid module format usually means that the module was created for the wrong (2.4<->2.6) kernel. Make sure you are following the correct procedure in the MadWiFi documentation.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 07:26 AM   #3
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Good. I got it working. For some reason when I ran 'urpmi kernel-source' it installed 2.6.11-12mdk. When I run uname -r, it said my kernel source was 2.6.11-6mdk. I found the correct sources online and the install went smoothly.
 
Old 09-01-2005, 04:51 PM   #4
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I got the same kernel as yours. Where did you find the correct version of madwifi. I can't take'em with cvs so i took the last updated once in http mode
 
Old 09-04-2005, 01:07 AM   #5
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An invalid module format usually means that the module was created for the wrong (2.4<->2.6) kernel. Make sure you are following the correct procedure in the MadWiFi documentation.
So if it isn't that, what is it? I have the exact same error message but the kernel sources match the kernel perfectly.
 
  


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