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Old 11-17-2004, 04:35 PM   #1
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madwifi....how?


I've downloaded the madwifi files via CVS and the tarballs, but I don't know what to do from there. I've tried to follow the help files, but they really don't explain what to do for those of us who are newbies. I have a Toshiba A35-S159 with an internal 802.11G/B wireless card (ar5001x atheros). What do I do from there? Anyother drivers that work? I'm using Fedora Core 3. HELP!
 
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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what was that supposed to mean?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:52 AM   #4
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Dont use CVS first if you are new to linux. Use the rpm's available at the site. These practically do it all for you.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 10:50 PM   #5
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They only have CVS files, and a tarball....no rpms....that would be too easy.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 02:15 AM   #6
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FlyStar,

How much were you able to get going with the driver. Have you been able to build the driver ? I was able to build and install the madwifi driver on my fedora core 3 system.

If you need help with getting the driver to work let me know.

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Old 11-28-2004, 05:17 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by flystar06
They only have CVS files, and a tarball....no rpms....that would be too easy.
Then what are these pray tell?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 02:55 PM   #8
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I'm having the same problem with the MADWIFI, I'm totally noob in the Linux world, I have a file called
madwifi-0.0.20041115-1.src.rpm
put I don't know what's next, I'm used to work on Windows where all you have to do is double click and it's done. But I really want (and need) to learn Linux, so... what's next, how do I use that madwifi file???
P.D.: Plz forgive my bad english
 
Old 12-13-2004, 10:17 PM   #9
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Well you will have to build the rpms for the driver. You can not install the src rpm. Too get a usable rpm these are the commands that are needed.

rpmbuild --rebuilld madwifi-0.0.20041115-1.src.rpm --target i386/i486/i585/i686/athlon (choose the correct platform for your system)

After the build process completes there should be an output of where the rpms that you can install are located.

Then install the rpms using the command rpm -ivh rpmpackage

Although this might be the best way to install the driver I suggest that you use the latest version from CVS. The files in the CVS version are newer than the date stamp on the rpmm src file.

If you decide to go the cvs route, post back here and I will help you build the driver. If you have problems with the rpm method post back as well.

Hope this helps

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Old 12-14-2004, 08:03 AM   #10
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well, first of all, thanks for the help, I guess I'll do it the RMP way, but I want to know how's the CVS mode, can you plz help me with that???

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Old 12-14-2004, 08:34 AM   #11
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http://www.mattfoster.clara.co.uk/madwifi-faq.htm

man cvs
 
Old 12-14-2004, 12:12 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by flystar06
They only have CVS files, and a tarball....no rpms....that would be too easy.
Go here: http://atrpms.net/dist/fc3/madwifi/
After where it says kernel-module-madwifi- find the one that matches your kernel. If you keep your kernel uptodate, you should be using 2.6.9-1.681_FC3, so get kernel-module-madwifi-2.6.9-1.681_FC3-0.9.4.11-12.rhfc3.at.i686.rpm
Install it using the rpm command rpm -Uvh foo.rpm, while logged in as root.
There's a couple more steps that I had to do, you'll probably have to do them too.
Add "alias ath0 ath_pci" to your /etc/modprobe.conf file
Then create a file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0. It should contain info something like this:
STARTMODE=onboot
DEVICE=ath0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
WIRELESS=yes
MODE=Managed
ESSID=your-essid
CHANNEL=your-channel
KEY=your-key-here-if-you-use-encryption or off
This will of course, depend on your configuration. Finally ifconfig ath0 up, to see if it's working.
Also, next time you reboot, it'll detect some new hardware: Ahteros something-or-other. Just ignore it.

P.S. I learned how to do this from this help: http://www.linuxtested.com/notes/CFG...DWIFI_RH9.html
If your setup is very different from mine, consult that page to see if it can help. It's written for RH9 users, but a lot of it still applies to FC3 users.

Last edited by drj000; 12-14-2004 at 12:14 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:18 PM   #13
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ok i'm not sure what to do now...

when i try to use the rpm command on this package "kernel-module-madwifi-2.6.9-1.681_FC3-0.9.4.11-13.rhfc3.at.i686.rpm" it tells me that the kernel 2.6.9-1.681 is required to install. I have the newest kernel which is 2.6.9-1.724
what do i do? is there a new package that i can download for the new kernel? if so i can't find it...this is annoying.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:00 AM   #14
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Build your own from the source rpm as was mentioned above.

http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/RPM-HOWTO/
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:17 PM   #15
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I got this to work on fedora fc3 (I know nothing about linux) but I can only seem to connect to the internet using the root account, is this normal?
 
  


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