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Re: linux-wlan-ng/firmware loading

Matthias Leopold schrieb:


this one is for those brave folks who know about the interiors of linux-wlan-ng setup and how it is handled the upstream way and in the available debian-packages.

i'm trying to use a testing system with recent wireless software.
so i use a selfcompiled kernel, compiled the linux-wlan-ng modules for my kernel from the sources (ftp://ftp.linux-wlan.org/pub/linux-wlan-ng/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2.tar.bz2), copied only the *.ko files into /lib/modules/ and installed http://linux-wlan-ng.alioth.debian.org/deb/linux-wlan-ng_0.2.2-1_i386.deb, which contains the needed userland programs and configuration files. so far no problem.

the problem now arises when i insert my card, pcmcia setup scripts call each other and finally /etc/wlan/shared complains it can't source "/etc/wlan/shared.*". from my attempts at installing linux-wlan-ng completely from upstream source i know that this is the point where firmware loading happens. an install from upstream source supplies /etc/wlan/shared.prism2, firmware files(?) and /sbin/prism2dl whereas the debian packages do not. nevertheless the script included in the debian package expects to find "/etc/wlan/shared.*", otherwise it bails out.

so what's wrong here?
i admit to having fiddled quite a bit with various debian packages and source installs of linux-wlan-ng on my system, but know i really want to know how this SHOULD work.

thanks for reading so far and maybe helping me


in case anyone cares for the solution (which i doubt looking at the responses to my posting): the problem is mentioned here: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=327694 and solved in http://linux-wlan-ng.alioth.debian.org/deb/linux-wlan-ng_0.2.2-3_i386.deb


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