It doesn't look like a hardware problem : I tried with four different cards in the two pcmcia slots of the laptop and the problem is exactly the same.
A dmesg after loading the module only returns : ath_hal: 0.9.14.9 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413).
On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 16:44 +0100, Julien Herzen wrote:That's what you would see if the hardware is not present or doesn't
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to install an old version of madwifi (r1417, 20060128) on
> three laptops running Debian sarge with the kernel 2.4.27-2-386. On
> two of them, all is ok, the compilation, the installation are ok, and
> when I run modprobe ath_pci, all is fine and an interface ath0 is
> On the third one, the compilation, installation and loading of the
> modules are ok, but no interface ath0 is created (iwconfig returns
> just : lo : no wireless extension), despite the fact that the modules
> were apparently loaded successfully (lsmod | grep ath shows ath_pci,
> ath_rate_sample, wlan and ath_hal, which exactly the same result on
> the two laptops that have an interface ath0 created).
function correctly. See kernel messages using the "dmesg" command.