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Old 11-20-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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madwifi problem

Hi I'm having some trouble getting the madwifi drivers to work with my dlink dwl g520 with a atheros 5212 chipset. I loaded both wlan and ath_hal successfully but when I try and load ath_pci module with modprobe, I get this error:

modprobe: too deep recursion in module dependencies!
modprobe: Circular dependency? ieee80211_linux ieee80211 ieee80211_crypto_non ieee80211_output ath_pci

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
Old 11-26-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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I realize that it has been exactly ONE WHOLE YEAR since urban_hermit posted this question, but nonetheless....

I have decided to post a very late answer for the following reason:

Reason: I had the EXACT same problem, and until 10 minutes ago I too was seeking an answer. When I did a google search on "ath_pci too deep recursion in module ieee80211" trying to solve my own problem, the TOP GOOGLE SEARCH RESULT was this webpage!

So, I assume that other people with this issue will also wind up here via google, so I will post the answer that I eventually found elsewhere.

This is where I found my answer:
Wireless problems

It turns out that I had done "make," but I had NOT done "make install" afterwards!!!! Duh!


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