On Thursday 23 December 2004 02:37 am, Tom Morris wrote:
Do lsmod as superuser look for ath_hal, wlan and ath_pci if they are not
listed then the madwifi module is not loaded. Also look
in /etc/modprobe.preload you should see ath_hal wlan ath_pci this is what
tells the system to load the modules on boot. let us know the results of
Finally as superuser
iwconfig #you should see interface ath0
Also is your Mandrake 10.1 Official the powerpack edition? this edition
already has the MADWIFI modules included as an rpm if the card was in the
system during install it should have installed the madwifi modules and you
will see what I asked about above. urpmq madwifi will show if you have the
madwifi rpm available to you
> Hi all,
> I've just joined the list (and the Linux community). I've just installed
> Mandrake 10.1 Official, and am trying to get my wireless card running. I
> have bought and installed a D-Link DWL-G520+ (UK, PCI).
> I followed the steps here:
> And I got some help from the nice people in #mandrake (irc.freenode.net)
> to fix the errors in make-installing MadWifi. The ifcfg-ath0 file is as
> the wiki page lists, the aliases are in properly, I've run depmod and so
> on. But I still can't get a connection.
> In the MDL Control Center, I choose New Connection, Wireless connection.
> I have to choose a driver, and so pick either acx100_pci or ath_pci. In
> either case, I have to enter specific options or autoprobe. The specific
> options listed are debug, use_eth_name and firmware_dir.
> If I
> I am not bothered how I get it working, but I need to get wifi working.
> My system specs are as follows: AMD Sempron 1.5 GHz, 256 Mb DDR, Asus
> mainboard, 160 Gb IDE, Sony DVD/CD-RW and all the usual bits.
> This is from my session:
> [root@... tom]# ifconfig ath0 up
> ath0: unknown interface: No such device
> I've checked the card, which is plugged in properly, and I've done
> everything that the wiki and the README.
> Advice would be greatly appreciated.