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Old 07-30-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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looking for a distro with CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y in kernel

hi, im clearly a linux newbie. ive an old thinkpad and am trying to get a prism 2 chipset wifi card to work. i calls for the hostap driver and that needs CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y in the kernel config. ive not had much luck in recompiling the kernel and was wondering if there was an older or small linux distro with CONFIG_NET_RADIO=y in its kernel by default?

Old 07-31-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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CONFIG_NET_RADIO is obsolete as of kernel 2.6. (It is part of the OLD wireless network drivers before the new API was introduced.)

You could configure a 2.4 kernel that way . . . no need for that, though.

The prism2 is supported I believe. (The Atheros driver . . .?) Most distributions' kernels should support it by default. If you know the make and model of the card, you can locate it in the LQ HCL:


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