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Old 05-04-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
Kilahchris
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trouble installing realtek 8180L wireless card


I tried installing my Trendnet 228pi wireless card however, accidently skiped the first step of the installation.

i was supposed invoke the command insmod -f rtl8180.24x.o
instead i skipped to step 3 where i ran a make command and then make install.

the module was coppied to lib/modules/kernels/drivers/wireless

however the card doesnt appear to be present on the computer. when i try to activate the card
i get this error :

eth1 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.


did the pci card get installed???

Is there a way i can uninstall the driver? how would i uninstall modules in Red Hat 9?


now when i try to run insmod -f rtl8180.24x.o i get module already exist ?

Last edited by Kilahchris; 05-04-2004 at 08:23 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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hmm ..

first up there are numerous forums on this card in here

secondly ... what were the steps you did take?

third ... i suppose you could just locate the directory that the module copied to, delete it and start with step one ... but i have a feeling that would cause more problems than it might be worth.


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Old 05-05-2004, 03:47 AM   #3
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ok someone told me that my version of Redhat is outdated now. I have
Red Hat 9 2.4.20-31.9 and the driver is intended for 2.4.20.8. The person was telling me it is possible that i have to get the driver for the kernel i have.
However i see many indications that the device is installed. In the read me file they told me to check the status of the driver by going to /proc/rtl8180/status

i ran this with emac and this is what came up




---------------------------------------
Driver status
---------------------------------------

rtl8180_pci_driver version 1.5 loaded.
The Network is configured as Infrastructure mode.
MacAddr = 00:40:f4:5e:cb:bf
ioaddr = 0xa800
irq = 10


---------------------------------------
Wireless Link status
---------------------------------------

Link Fail!

Channel number = 0
beacon period = 100
BSSID = 0x00 0x11 0x22 0x33 0x44 0x55
SSID = aptest2
Capability = 0x00
AID = 0x00
Operational rates = <1><2><5.5><11>Mbps
Current TX operational rates = <1>Mbps
[root@resnet80-135 root]#


im still not sure if it is installed, i guess the only way i will find is when i fly back home and try it under my accesspoint.

but im getting a depmod error each time i start linux. depmod complains that they are unresolved symbols in the rtl8180_24x.o module in /libs/module/kernel/driver/net/wireless folder. could that be an indicator that the driver did not installed right.

and finally what more perplexing is in Redhat Hardware browser is reporting my linksys ethernet card and realtek wireless card as /dev/eth and in internet config they both seen as ethernet cards not one wireless and one ethernet.

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Old 05-05-2004, 09:51 AM   #4
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When in doubt, check out ndiswrapper! I have the 2.6x kernel in mandrake 10 and ndiswrapper works pretty damned good
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:31 PM   #5
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I also ran emacs /proc/rtl8180/status


---------------------------------------
Driver status
---------------------------------------

rtl8180_pci_driver version 1.5 loaded.
The Network is configured as Infrastructure mode.
MacAddr = 00:40:f4:5e:cb:bf
ioaddr = 0xa800
irq = 10


---------------------------------------
Wireless Link status
---------------------------------------

Link Fail!

Channel number = 0
beacon period = 100
BSSID = 0x00 0x11 0x22 0x33 0x44 0x55
SSID = aptest2
Capability = 0x00
AID = 0x00
Operational rates = <1><2><5.5><11>Mbps
Current TX operational rates = <1>Mbps
[root@resnet80-135 rtl8180]#

does this mean it is installed?
 
Old 05-06-2004, 01:01 AM   #6
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I recently ran iwconfig wlan0 and this is what it printed to the screen

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:F4:5E:CB:BF
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0xa800

would this message be possible if the wireless adaptor was not installed?
 
  


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