adm8211 installed but nothing working?
Sony Vaio PCG-XG18
Linux Kernel 2.6.8
D-Link DWL-650 with ADMtek chip. (I checked with D-Link and verified this using the FCC number)
Steps taken (in detail):
1) Downloaded adm8211-20041111.tar.bz2 driver from Sourmilk.
2) cp the file to /root directory.
3) bunzip2 and tar -xf the file resulting in adm8211 directory.
4) installed latest gcc and the entire kernel source from the Mandrake control center using CDs.
6) Using Konsole log in as root using su.
7) drill into /root/adm8211 directory
8) type: make install, and everything seems to work properly, no errors. after depmod -a automatically finished i'm back at command line.
9) HOWEVER, nothing works. I have no activity on the card and trying to configure it has proved unsuccessful.
I have tried using ifconfig eth0 192.168.x.x to bring it up, didn't work.
modprobe adm8211 seems to work.
lsmod shows adm8211 in the list used by 0.
I'm a newbie at this so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Btw, I used the 20041111 version of the driver because that is the last one before the author requires the kernel to be at least 2.6.9, with this one only 2.6.6 or later is required.
What should I check to make sure the make install worked properly?
I have noticed that when I reboot my machine, lsmod shows that the adm8211 module is NOT in the list. After modprobe adm8211 it shows up again. Why is this?
Once again, a newbie, but fairly savvy, any help please. I've been working on this for two days before posting but I'm over my head now.
adm8211 installed but nothing working
I am having the same problem. but i can't get even as far as you.
I am running Fedora FC3. You did'nt mention in your post, but did you open the ADM8211 directory and double click on INSTALL? It gives more requiremants and install insrtuctions. I am even more of a newbie than you. I didnt understand a bit of it.
I get two errors when I try to make. They both have to do with the -hw object. Hope this helps, if so let me know. If you have allready solved the problem, let me know what you did.
You know, it's a shame. No replys since April 2.
Re: adm8211 installed but nothing working?
The reason that you have to repeat the modprobe after a reboot, is because the information is not saved/cached automatically. But, if you go edit the file /etc/modprobe.conf and add a line:
alias eth0 adm8211
and save the file, it will work after a reboot without your manual input.