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Old 02-11-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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rh9 proxim 8420(orinoco gold) and kismet

I am a linux newbie and have been trying to get a proxim 8420-wd working in the monitor mode. this card runs fine with a wlag49 driver installed in pcmcia-cs-3.2.7 (located in /usr/src)
i have kismet-feb.04.01 also installed in /usr/src
problem comes in when i run kismet. i get the following message:

Server options: none
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to start before startuing UI...
Will drop privs to pranitha (501) gid 501
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
Source 0 (proxim): Enabling monitor mode for orinoco source interface eth1 channel 6...
FATAL: Failed to retrieve list of private ioctls 95:Operation not supported

when i tried using iwpriv eth1 1 6
i get the message : no private ioctls

can anybody help me with this. i have no clue as to what the problem/its solution is.
I am working on a deadline here and need to have this tool up and running by this weekend.
any help would be deeply appreciated


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