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Old 01-24-2002, 01:51 PM   #1
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Cool Redhat 7.2, a 3com Wireless NIC, and some odd problems...

Ok, guys, forgive me here - I'm rather new to linux, and am trying my first complex project. I have an HP Omnibook 2100 that, rather than troubling myself by loading Windows on (it's slow as hell), I've loaded Redhat 7.2. I use it mainly for basic things - word processing, some basic PHP scripting, etc., and it has been working just fine for that. However, I recently got in on a good deal for a Wireless ethernet card (3Com 3CRWE62092A card), and our university supports wireless connections in our libraries, so I thought it might be a fun project to give a shot.

Considering that I am rather new to this, I followed instructions, as best as I could find them: I downloaded poldhu-0.2.4 from and uncompressed it. From there, I ran it, copied the config file into the appropriate location (or so I think - when I initially tried to run make all, it reported /usr/src/linux/.config not found, so I copied config.out after running make config to that location, and it appeared to work fine).

Now I have, in my /lib/modules/2.4.7-10custom/pcmcia directory, the file poldhu_cs.o. This module does not currently load on boot, and I'm not sure how to make it do so, or whether I even want to do that yet - it will probably be a good idea once I learn more, but anyway...

I've loaded the module using insmod poldhu_cs.o, and it appears to load fine; running dmesg shows no errors on that, and when I check using lsmod, I get a regular report. However, I can't figure out what to do from there.

In addition, when the module is loaded, if I try to reboot, the system segfaults on shutting down...

Any ideas for what additional steps I have to take? What about configuration options? I have to turn off WEP for it to work in my university, so how do I do that?

thanks, guys.


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