Correct way of using the orinoco_cs driver

Mike O'Connor mike at
Mon Jan 21 01:50:05 EST 2002


Ok, I did as you suggested and moved the code in to the kernel source tree. This
has made the kernel version problem and the illigale insmod problem go away.

So now my on loan Lucent card works, no problem.

The Zoomtel when trying to get the dhcp information put this messagein the logs

Jan 20 23:43:26 airtime kernel: eth0: This firmware requires an ESSID in
IBSS-Ad-Hoc mode.
Jan 20 23:43:26 airtime kernel: eth0: Error -110 writing packet header to BAP
Jan 20 23:43:34 airtime dhcpcd[9085]: terminating on signal 2 

The dhcpcd termination is me hitting ctrl-c.

I tried adding an ESSID by running \'iwconfig eth0 essid WLAN_AVS\' but nothing
changes when I look athe iwconfig details.

   Mike O\'Connor

Quoting Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>:

> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 10:31:07PM +1000, Mike O\'Connor wrote:
> > Hi 
> > 
> > If I use the one with the kernel I get a message in the log about
> needing to
> > upgrade orinoco because of a firmware bug in my zoomtel.
> > 
> > This is why I\\\'m trying the newer source code.
> Ok, I think what I did was simply copy the downloaded files over the
> ones in
> the kernel tree and recompile,
> > > Are you sure you\\\'re compiling the orinoco driver against the right
> > > kernel
> > > tree?
> > 
> > I have made sure that the links in /usr/include point to the correct
> headers and
> > pcmcia is building aginast 

the correct source.
> You modified the *links* in /usr/include. That\'s *evil*!!. What
> distribution
> is this? /usr/include should have no links to kernel source. It should
> contain the actual headers that glibc was compiled with, irrespective of
> what version you are running.
> > I\\\'m not useing the kernel pcmcia modules could this be the problem ?
> The one
> > email message I found that made any sense was said that the code
> version problem
> > was caused by modules compiling aganst the kernel pcmcia not the
> pcmcia source
> > code, but it did not get any way of fixing this.
> Well, the kernel includes pcmcia these days, does it not? But yes, if
> you
> have a version of pcmcia installed that does not match the one in the
> kernel, you may get some stange results.
> I\'m using standard kernel pcmcia, default pcmcia debian package and the
> orinoco_cs included in the standard kernel. I do think join copying over
> a
> newer version is the best idea.
> HTH,
> -- 
> Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at>
> > Terrorists can only take my life. Only my government can take my
> freedom.

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