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Old 09-28-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
spaceycayce
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Issues with new kernel on ZV6000


I apologize if this has been discussed before but I have a few small hopefully easy problems to fix. I just spent the last 2-3 days installing and trying to get the compile right for my HPZV6000. I find that slack so far is the only distro that has truly worked right for me on this laptop. My problem before was ndiswrapper and the driver from windows. I happily found out the new kernel has the driver built in so I decide to compile the kernel. If anyone needs help check out the gentoo wiki/howto on the HPzv6000.
Anyway I set up my .config (it has changed a small bit but very minutely) to his. I did use the drivers for the BCxx however. I have found 3 issues so far
1.)when I adduser I get the following error /usr/sbin/adduser:line 210:awk command not found and one again at line 398.
2.) when I use ifconfig eth1 up to turn on my card (since the driver came with the kernel), I get the following error SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or Directory. So any help in getting my wireless working would be great. *this is my biggest concern as I use this laptop for school and home*
3.) I didn't get a chance to capture it but there seems to be an error with the link of alsa and OSS. It reported it on boot up.
Again thanks
Andy
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Laptop - HPzv6000 hopefully Slackware 10.2 w/kernel 2.6.18

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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2.) when I use ifconfig eth1 up to turn on my card (since the driver came with the kernel), I get the following error SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or Directory. So any help in getting my wireless working would be great. *this is my biggest concern as I use this laptop for school and home*
Did you install firmware? The bcm43xx kernel module is only half the battle. You need to use fwcutter and a Windows driver to create the firmware files and install them. I've got instructions on how to do this on my help site if you need.

Another potential problem is that the udev from Slackware 10.2 is too old to handle loading the firmware. If you have installed firmware, but are still having problems, install the udev and hotplug packages from Slackware -current. The impending Slackware 11 should solve this problem.

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Old 09-29-2006, 06:39 PM   #3
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Ok thanks your page was a great help. I solved problem 3, problem 1 I really dont care too much about. However, I was able to successfully use the cutter and got the wireless card to work, but now I have a bigger issue. I have hard coded the driver into the kernel instead of a module as I didn't see this until after I had compiled the kernel. I am trying to compile wpa_supplicant and it gives me an error about the location of wlioctl.h file I did find a source code for it online but only to find I needed two other ones, one of which was also source code. The 3rd was supposed to be called 802.11.h. I can't find this or source code at all.( I did try to use ieee80211.h but it gave me tons of errors when I linked it and tried to compile wpa_supplicant a 2nd time). I'd love some more feedback as I always appreciate the help given. Oh I used the sample config file recommended by wpa_supplicants install file.

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Old 09-30-2006, 09:16 AM   #4
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I am trying to compile wpa_supplicant and it gives me an error about the location of wlioctl.h file I did find a source code for it online but only to find I needed two other ones, one of which was also source code. The 3rd was supposed to be called 802.11.h. I can't find this or source code at all.( I did try to use ieee80211.h but it gave me tons of errors when I linked it and tried to compile wpa_supplicant a 2nd time).
Every time I've had a problem compiling wpa_supplicant is was because of the .config file. You might want to post your error messages and .config file. Maybe we can spot something.

As an alternative, Pat has put wpa_supplicant in the testing section of Slackware 11. You could probably grab the package out of Slackware -current and see if it works.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 06:46 PM   #5
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Issues with wpa_supplican

Thanks again I figured out some of the problems. I was able to find the missing files off of the WRT54G linksys site. For those of you have similiar problems just unzip the tarball and those files are there.
ok I got most of it up and working now I'm having some small issues with the wpa.conf file
I'm using the one that came with wpa and I did copy it to /etc as well. Lets see all I did was set up the 1st network, and I erased the rest.
It looks like this
network={
ssid="My Network's Name"
scan_ssid=1
psk="mypassword"
priority=5
}

when I run recommended debug line: wpa_supplicant -ieth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/conf -d
It read the file well and I will cut the last few lines as I am on my pc and don't want to type the whole output.
ENGINE: 'LOAD' '(null)'
ENGINE: ctrl cmd_string failed: LOAD (null) [error:25066067SO support routinesLFCN_LOAD:could not load the shared libarary]
SSL: Failed to Initialize TLS context.
Failed to initialize EAPOL state machines.
Failed to interface eth1
cancelling scan request

eth1 is my wireless card however I get same error if i used wlan0 as well.
Thanks for the help I can't wait to get this sucker going.
Andy

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Old 10-03-2006, 01:50 PM   #6
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How did you compile wpa_supplicant? It looks like you may have missed a few options in the .config file. If you need, I've got the .config I used on my help site and it seems to work, at least for me.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:18 AM   #7
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I got it working to a point. After some research I found out it was something that I had uncommented accidently. I got rid of it (it was for smartcard). The card loads and finds the network but nothing pings or loads. Oh well gonna say screw the last two weeks of headaches and give myself a few more weeks of headaches and install 11.0. (I will save most of my files I got a nice exthd).

Andy
 
Old 10-04-2006, 02:36 PM   #8
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The card loads and finds the network but nothing pings or loads.
You're probably missing the last step since wpa_supplicant will only configure the card. You still need to either assign a static IP address and gateway or request them with dhcpcd.
 
  


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