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Old 01-04-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Slackware 13, madwifi uninstalls after shutdown

Hello, this is my first post on this site so excuse me if i dont provide enough information.
Basically what is happening is i installed slackware 13 and then madwifi following these instructions and it works great, then i shutdown or restart and when i come back to linux i dont have the internet anymore. This happened twice already and i dont know how to fix it.
by the way i have 2 hard drives, one with windows xp and one with linux. i dont think this would affect anything but i put it just in case.

i will try to install it again from scratch following those instructions exactly because i just went to the configure and make part, i will take the post down if it works after that but if this is up then it didnt work.

i know i didnt provide any info on things like the output of iwconfig or the model of my network card (atheros something) but all i can say right now is that i use the latest version of madwifi, 0.9.4, the fixed one that works for the latest models of atheros.

p.s. if you need any other information just say so i will have it up asap

thank you

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Old 01-04-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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I don't use Slackware, but the Atheros drivers from the madwifi project are open source drivers, and I would expect that you would find the one you need in the Slackware repositories. Did you look there before going to the source?

In fact, now that I think about it, and if I recollect correctly, the driver has been distributed with kernel versions after 2.6.28, so, if you have a newer kernel, you shouldn't have needed to do anything to get your hardware to work.

Perhaps your problem is that you're trying to load your "from Source Forge" driver and that duplicates the "built-in" driver, ending up with two drivers for the same device, which causes the device to fail since (unless it uses shared memory) only one driver can control a device.
Old 01-04-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
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found the problem it still needs fixing

the problem not that i cant install it(it installs perfectly), or that it uninstalls itself, it stays installed but it just turns all the APs down when i shut down and i cannot access them when it comes back on, i do everything to find and assign the APs etc. but they cannot connect after that


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