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Re: [opensuse] will pay for wireless help
  • From: James Gardner <jg189@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:14:11 -0500 (EST)
  • Message-id: <23043519.1198422852160.JavaMail.root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Here is some info I sent to another poster, but not to the whole board.
Without being overkill, it is a little bit about what I have loaded on the
machine and messages I see:

From yast, here is what I have put on the system:

madwifi-kmp-default x86_64
madwifi x86_64

When I boot, dmesg shows me this (among many other things)

ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
ath_pci: (
wifi%d: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware revision not supported' (HAL
status 13)

Also, someone suggested I get a PCMCIA card and skip trying to fix the internal
adapter. Good idea. I had already bought a pcmcia card, only to subsequently
discover that I don't have a pcmcia slot. I have an expresscard slot that
looks exactly like a pcmcia slot. I guess that sounds stupid of me, and maybe
it is. But I don't mind admitting stupidity.

And someone else says this device isn't supported yet, which I suspected, but I
know there are people here who can do almost anything. That's why I offered to
pay. This is a work machine and I need wireless. But maybe it can't be done
in this case, but I really do appreciate the responses.

So if this card really can't be made to work. My other options are an
expresscard or a usb card. Do any of you have any experiences or suggestions
about either of those?



-----Original Message-----
From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Dec 23, 2007 2:48 AM
To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [opensuse] will pay for wireless help

On Sunday 23 December 2007 01:06:05 am Jerry Houston wrote:
Rajko M. wrote:
On Saturday 22 December 2007 05:36:03 pm Steve Reilly wrote:

you need to install both the kernel

Do you mean kernel sources, and compile package?

The directions tell you to install (or update) madwifi, then figure out
the "flavor" of your kernel, and install the module to match it. Mine's
"bigsmp," for example.

It didn't work for me, at any rate. When I was done installing (and
rebooting), modprobe ath_pci didn't show any results, and I couldn't get
the card to connect at all. Since I have the PCMCIA wireless card
working fine, it doesn't matter much to me, but I'd be interested in
finding how how it goes for James.

Perhaps there's some non-obvious step that's needed, beyond what the web site tells us.

I have some experience with Broadcom, but not at all with Atheros.
The broadcom requires firmware that will be loaded in wireless adapter.
Two years ago there was no way to get that and wireless didn't worked, now
there is and laptop works fine. I'm wondering if that is the same problem
with atheros.

It would be good if James would accept some type of 'blind shots' and report
results. That method gives ideas, helps not to run in circles as many eyes
see more.

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