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So I recompiled the kernel usin this method download to desktop tar xvfz make xconfig make modules_install make make install and then I downloaded madwifi, however i get this error: ...
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    Slackware, madwifi, and recompiled kernel


    So I recompiled the kernel usin this method
    download to desktop
    tar xvfz
    make xconfig
    make modules_install
    make
    make install


    and then I downloaded madwifi, however i get this error:

    Checking requirements... ok.
    Checking kernel configuration... FAILED
    Please enable crypto API.
    make: *** [configcheck] Error 1

    Is there something I need to do since I recompiled from 2.4.33.3 to 2.6.21.1? How do I go about accomplishing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaotixmonjuish View Post
    So I recompiled the kernel usin this method
    download to desktop
    tar xvfz
    make xconfig
    make modules_install
    make
    make install
    after make xconfig what you exactly did,when you download a new kernel release it comes with just a few configuration ,so if you want to compile the kernel by your self you should configure it, or you can use one of the kernels in the Slackware-current site :Slackware Package Browser: Search results

    hope this help

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    Will this solve the error?

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    Yes, it will install a precompiled kernel, you can also continue compiling your own but as the error message says, enable the crypto API
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    Yes this will solve the missing dependencies and not a error,you compiled your kernel without any cryptographic support and i think many other important support like :<M> IEEE 802.11 WEP encryption (802.1x)
    <M> IEEE 802.11i CCMP support

    To configure the kernel yourself it's a pain and you will still miss some configuration so if you want to use a recent kernel use the one that will be included in the new release.

    Cheers.

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