[Angstrom-distro-users] Orinoco vs. Hostap drivers clash (Akita + D-Link DCF 660W)
walts at gate.net
Tue Oct 23 22:05:15 CEST 2007
I decided to have one more go at Angstrom as I stated earlier in this
Here is what happened, and three questions:
I did a clean install of Spitz 20071017 on my C3200.
Then I replaced /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:
psk=(64 hex digits here)
And modified /etc/network/interfaces to add the lines:
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
At that point,
started the interface and all was well.
QUESTION - I had to use a root shell to do all this. Is that normal?
Here is some information about the configuration:
Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'
NICID: id=0x801b v1.0.0 (PRISM III PCMCIA (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.1.1
STAID: id=0x001f v1.7.4 (station firmware)
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:7A:71:99:F9
inet addr:192.168.1.129 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:58 errors:0 dropped:10 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:4243 (4.1 KiB) TX bytes:4883 (4.7 KiB)
3.3V 16-bit PC Card
Subdevice 0 (function 0) bound to driver "ide-cs"
3.3V 16-bit PC Card
Subdevice 0 (function 0) bound to driver "hostap_cs"
PRODID_2="WL1100C 802.11b CF-Card"
After returning from standby,
gives several screenfuls of error messages, which for some reason
won't redirect to a file, but the are of the form:
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: No such device
which is very similar to the problems I encountered the last time I
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
pccardctl gave the same results as above.
QUESTION - does anyone have any advice on how to fix this?
QUESTION - Should I consider this a bug and report it? I'm never
quite sure if it's a bug or operator error.
On Oct 22, 2007, at 10:18 AM, Kelly Price wrote:
> On 10/22/07, Graeme Gregory <dp at xora.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> Orinoco drivers get loaded instead of Hostap on Sharp Zaurus
>>>> SL-C1000 Akita with the recent test build image
>> Avoiding all the fighting, this is probably card specific, can you
>> do a pccardctl ident when your card is plugged in. We have a special
>> patch in linux-rp that removes id's that are duplicated in both
>> orinoco and hostap and it probably just needs updated.
> I also encounter this problem on my Akita and a AmbiCom WCL1100C-CF --
> orinoco is loaded instead of hostap. Of course, I don't know a card
> that can only be used by orinoco now -- I exclusively use hostap.
> Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price
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