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Old 07-23-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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Help: acx111 54M wireless pci is configured as eth0 by kudzu automatically


recently i got an xtreasy 2522G wireless pci card which uses Texas Instrument's acx111 chipset.
i was trying to get a prism54 card but got this due to the trick played by xtreasy.

well, could not get it work in fedora core 2 running kernel 2.6.7-1
i got the acx100 driver and followed the instruction but i could not compile the kernel which
is required. if /etc/modprobe, i have:
options acx_pci firmware_dir=/root/acx100-0.2.0pre8_plus_fixes_18/firmware
alias wlan0 acx_pci

when i reboot the machine, kudzu found it as TI acx111 54M pci which was correct and configured it. but i found it was configured as an ethernet card instead of wireless card.
what happened? why?

after i created a new wireless connection i got this while trying to activate it:
Command failed: /sbin/modprobe acx_pci

i have no clue what this means as i am not very familiar with linux.
so any help is greatly appreciated!
 
Old 07-26-2004, 08:06 AM   #2
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Kudzu isn't that bright, and offhand the dichotomy that FC's hardware configurator creates between network cards and wireless cards is essentially false.

Let's see if it indeed saw it, and if it loaded the acx100 module properly, and if this card is what its supposed to be:

/sbin/lsmod

That'll show the loaded modules, if acx100 is in there then kudzu indeed took care of it.

/sbin/lspci

Just to make certain, let's see if that's listed right. This is info taken straight off of the chip, it doesn't reflect if the kernel has loaded support for it or not. Basically its a fingerprint of everything PCI/AGP based onboard.

iwconfig

That'll list whether any of the ethernet devices that have a driver loaded can take wireless settings, if you've got an entry there like:

Code:
root@sidearm:~# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

eth0      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"xxxxxx"  Nickname:"sidearm"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422GHz  Access Point: 00:03:2F:01:D6:97  
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3  
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:xxxx-xxxx-xx
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:47/92  Signal level:-47 dBm  Noise level:-94 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:1  Rx invalid frag:63
          Tx excessive retries:36  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
You should be good to go. If not, post back with what you've got and we'll see where you are.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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