Atheros wireless does not work with MadWifi and generic SMP kernel (12.2)
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I recently installed Slackware 12.2 and downloaded the testing MadWifi HAL snapshot from http://snapshots.madwifi-project.org/. I was using the huge kernel at this point and lo and behold, my wireless worked.
Today, I've switched to the generic SMP kernel, reinstalled the MadWifi drivers and nothing. An ath0 device isn't created at all. The only (relevant) output from dmesg is the following:
Any ideas anyone? I suppose I could go back to the huge kernel, since it doesn't really impair performance that much. However, I would still quite like to know where the problem is (and why the lspci entries are different), if possible.
Thanks for the replies. Yeah, ath5k doesn't work for that chipset. I did try rebuilding MadWifi, to no avail. I've also tried switching back to the huge kernel and have the same problem. I don't know why it won't work any more :/. I'll try some other things when I have time.
I have the same chip. ath5k kind of worked, in the sense that iwconfig showed the interface. But to actually connect (at least to secured networks, I didn't try unsecured ones) I did need to install madwifi.
I didn't use madwifi-ng, but you need to post the actual compile errors. They'll be listed somewhere above those lines (exactly where, I can't tell you). Do you see any complaints about something missing?