I am having difficulties installing Madwifi on an Acer Aspire 5044 laptop
running Fedora Core 6 (kernel 2.6.19-1.2911.6.4). I encounter the same
problem whether compiling from source code (madwifi-0.9.3) or installing the
atrpms rpms appropriate to my source. The installation runs without
incident but no device interface is created.
In the hardware browser the adapter appears under the network tab as Atheros
Communications, Inc. AR5005 802.11abg NIC (which it is) with the driver
being ath_pci and the device /dev/eth1.
In the HAL Device Manager it appears under the 1XP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge but
has no Networking Interface. My NIC does identified as eth0.
It does not appear in listing after running iwconfig before or after
running modprobe ath_pci which itself generates no error message.
Is there a way to identify the problem preventing the creation of an
Entry from /var/log/messages after installation:
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: ath_hal: no version for "struct_module"
found: kernel tainted.
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: ath_hal: 0.9.18.0 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212,
RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: wlan: 0.8.4.2 (0.9.3)
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (0.9.3)
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:06:05.0[A] -> GSI
21 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: wifi%d: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware
revision not supported' (HAL status 13)
Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:06:05.0
Partial entry for AR5005 802.11abg NIC in HAL Device Browser:
Getting a bit desparate.
The device works perfectly in WinXP so it should be possible to get it to
From: Pavel Roskin <proski@gn...> - 2007-03-26 23:23:47
On Sun, 2007-03-25 at 09:35 -0600, Ian Johnson wrote:
> Is there a way to identify the problem preventing the creation of an
> Mar 24 16:29:04 norbert kernel: wifi%d: unable to attach hardware:
> 'Hardware revision not supported' (HAL status 13)
That's the problem, right there.
You could try the current development sources with the new HAL. To get
them, please use this command:
svn co http://svn.madwifi.org/branches/madwifi-hal-0.9.20.3
If I get permission to create a branch for the latest HAL, you should be
able to try it in a few days by doing this:
svn co http://svn.madwifi.org/branches/madwifi-hal-0.9.30.10