kernel-module-madwifi for 2.6.14-1.1644 and 2.6.14-1.1653 failures

Warren Sturm wrsturm at
Thu Dec 15 18:25:12 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 12:27 -0500, Temlakos wrote:
> I don't know where to report this. BugZilla doesn't seem interested, 
> because it's not a Gnome project.
> The module kernel-module-madwifi for 2.6.14-1.1644 recently (November 
> 30, 2005) saw an upgrade. But the current build from fails to 
> load. This is version 0.0-0.lvn.11.20051130 at 686.
> Furthermore, kernel-module-madwifi-2.6.14-1.1653 version 
> 0.0-0.lvn.11.20051130 at 686 also fails to load.
> The last known good version is:
> kernel-module-madwifi-2.6.14-1.1644 version 0.0-0.lvn.7.20050917.
> The problem:
> During boot, Fedora tries to start networking. After several minutes, 
> the task "Determining IP information for ath0" fails. Thus I have no 
> wireless connection.
> When I fall back to the version I call "last known good," everything works.
> The machine involved is a Dell Inspiron 1200.
> Until I get a build of kernel-module-madwifi-2.6.14-1.1653 that will 
> actually load, I can't use the new kernel on that Dell Inspiron 1200.
> Fortunately, I have a Gateway Performance 1000XL which can use kernel 
> 2.6.14-1.1653 without a hitch. One thing I love about the new kernel: it 
> processes "removable media" preferences again, something that two 
> successive kernels failed to do.
> Temlakos

Your best bet would be to checkout the cvs version and compile it

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at co madwifi

then cd to the madwifi directory 

make clean
make install

Works for me on an old Panasonic CF47 with a Cisco Aironet (atheros based).

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