From: Francesco Telch <francesco1983@gm...> - 2008-05-16 16:26:08
I have a problem installing an old version of the madwifi driver. I need
to install Madwifi-old Rev1417 in order to use a particular program
"Xian project" http://xian.sourceforge.com
I'm using a kernel version recompiled on my own, so I'm quite sure that
I have the sources and the headers of my kernel..
I have also tried to install the last version of the madwifi driver, the
last release (MadWifi v0.9.4) and it works properly, but I need that
particular version in order to install Xian____
(I have unstalled it before to try to install the old version)
When I try install the old version it's return an error.
Checking if all requirements are met... FAILED
Please enable wireless extensions.
make: *** [configcheck] Error 1
on the install.txt file I read that it is necessary to have installed a
"o Wireless Extensions support (14 or later, 17 preferred)"
so I typed the same string that I founded in the Makefile.inc
/usr/src/linux-184.108.40.206/include/linux/wireless.h | grep WIRELESS_EXT
#define WIRELESS_EXT 22
__u8 we_version_compiled; /* Must be WIRELESS_EXT */
I typed also this command
root@...:/usr/src/madwifi-bsd-cvs# cat /proc/net/wireless
Inter-| sta-| Quality | Discarded packets |
Missed | WE
face | tus | link level noise | nwid crypt frag retry misc |
beacon | 22
So, it is seem that I have the version 22 installed on my kernel.
I know that is a particular problem with an old version of the MadWifi
drivers, but maybe someone has any ideas!
Thanks for any assistance
From: Michael Renzmann <mrenzmann@ma...> - 2008-05-20 05:02:43
Cross-posting is unnecessary in this case, as this is clearly no issue
related to development of the driver. Thus I remove CC to madwifi-devel.
Francesco Telch wrote:
> I have a problem installing an old version of the madwifi driver. I need
> to install Madwifi-old Rev1417
You should not use this version. It's not only old, it's stone-aged. No
support, no bug-fixing, known security issues.
> in order to use a particular program
> "Xian project" http://xian.sourceforge.com
This project seems to be stale, too. It's still talking about the BSD
branch, and that ad-hoc mode is broken in madwifi-ng. The latter has been
addressed in numerous commits during the past months, so the situation has
> Checking if all requirements are met... FAILED
> Please enable wireless extensions.
> make: *** [configcheck] Error 1
Check your kernel config:
Via menuconfig: Networking --> Wireless --> Wireless Extensions
Or in .config: CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT=y
> So, it is seem that I have the version 22 installed on my kernel.
Then you're probably not compiling MadWifi against the source and/or
configuration that's been used to build your currently running kernel.