kernel-module-madwifi for 2.6.14-1.1644 and 2.6.14-1.1653 failures
wrsturm at mtroyal.ca
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 livna.org 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.
Your best bet would be to checkout the cvs version and compile it
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous at cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/madwifi co madwifi
then cd to the madwifi directory
Works for me on an old Panasonic CF47 with a Cisco Aironet (atheros based).
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