Re: Debian Sarge + madwifi : cannot bring up interface ath0
On 8/3/05, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm having problems setting up a D-Link DWL-AG660 aswell which by now is
> just completely doing my head in.
> I can't figure out why it's not working.
> Some (usefull) outputs will be pasted below but it seems to be quite
> identical as posted before.
> If anyone could even so much as point me in the right direction as to
> where the hell this problem lies I'd be gratefull.
> lspci -vv
> 0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc.: Unknown
> device 001b (rev 01)
> Subsystem: D-Link System Inc: Unknown device 3a19
> Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
> ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
> Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 193
> Region 0: Memory at 1f800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
> Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
> Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=375mA
> Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=2 PME-
> ifconfig -a doesn't show an ath0
> Syslog and dmesg show nothing refering to ath0
> modprobe ath_pci gives the following output:
> Aug 3 15:45:29 localhost kernel: ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary'
> taints kernel.
> Aug 3 15:45:29 localhost kernel: ath_hal: 0.9.14.9 (AR5210, AR5211,
> AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413)
> Aug 3 15:45:29 localhost kernel: wlan: 0.8.6.0 (EXPERIMENTAL)
> Aug 3 15:45:29 localhost kernel: ath_rate_sample: 1.2
> Aug 3 15:45:29 localhost kernel: ath_pci: 0.9.6.0 (EXPERIMENTAL)
> cardctl info gives the following output:
> lsmod | grep ath
> Module Size Used by
> ath_pci 81596 0
> ath_rate_sample 16584 1 ath_pci
> wlan 145276 2 ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
> ath_hal 148592 2 ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
> lsmod | grep pcmcia
> pcmcia_core 70868 2 ds,yenta_socket
> I can't think of anything else that might be usefull.
> So at this time I'm just lost to be honest :/
> Any help or suggestions are very much appreciated!
I solved the problem I originally posted and the reason for failure
was... myself. I discovered on a madwifi-related website that you
can't use madwifi and an SMP kernel, which is what I was doing. I
haven't a clue as to why the two are incompatible. So just to get that
out the way: are you running an SMP kernel? If so, install a non-SMP
kernel (very easy with Debian) and try again. It worked out of the box
for me. I have:
% uname -a
Linux alien 2.6.8-2-686 #1 Thu May 19 17:53:30 JST 2005 i686 GNU/Linux