[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [debian-knoppix] Wireless USB devices in Knoppix 3.4


Ok, I just assumed that it would work since the card was detected and the
proper module was loaded.  But because of the situation I described in my
previous post I was unable to test this since I was unable to specify my
essid or wep key while Knoppix was running from the cd.

It would appear however that even if the drivers are broken, there is
still a problem with the way Knoppix is set up to handle wireless usb
devices since  /etc/wlan/wlan.conf is just a symlink to
/KNOPPIX/etc/wlan/wlan.conf.  As you know, nothing in /KNOPPIX/ is
writeable.  Klaus obviously dealt with this issue when it comes to
wireless pcmcia cards since wireless.opts is not a symlink but a writable
file in /etc/pcmcia/.  Shouldn't wlan.conf be likewise placed in
/etc/wlan rather than symlinked to /KNOPPIX/etc/wlan/wlan.conf?  I don't
see how wireless usb devices can be used from the CD without doing this.


On Tue, 11 May 2004 00:59:15 +0200, "Fabian Franz" <FabianFranz@gmx.de>
> Am Montag, 10. Mai 2004 04:27 schrieb Adam York:
> > Knoppix 3.4 is great.  I was happy to see that when I plugged my Linksys
> > wusb12 device it was detected and the prism2_usb driver was loaded. 
> The prism-drivers are broken ...
> I have made new packages on 
> http://debian.tu-bs.de/knoppix/kernel/linux-wlan-ng/.
> Try to build those, when you are on a hd-install ...
> cu
> Fabian
> PS: Hopefully this can be integrated into next version ...

http://www.fastmail.fm - IMAP accessible web-mail
debian-knoppix mailing list

Reply to: