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Hello! I am installing madwifi 0.9.3.2 for Atheros AR5212. As I don't know where the config file is and I need to compile a new kernel anyway I did this ...
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    Madwifi, Mandriva and Atheros


    Hello!
    I am installing madwifi 0.9.3.2 for Atheros AR5212. As I don't know where the config file is and I need to compile a new kernel anyway I did this
    I do
    export KERNELPATH=/usr/src/linux-2.6.22.6/
    make

    it strats compiling with lots of errors and then i get [modules] error 2

    i am new to linux, but i've already installed some software. i would be very thankful if you told me what to do.

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    I'm pretty sure the drivers you need are already built in to your existing kernel. From the command line, do:
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    locate ath_pci
    Do you see it in /lib/modules?
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    no, atheros support is not built in and ath_pci don't show it

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    Hmmm. Hard to believe it's not there... Oh well. This page will tell you everything you need to know... Link You might need to tailor the how to based on your actual kernel version.
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    How do I know if Atheros support is built in the newest kernel? If it is then I can just compile the newest kernel, can't I?

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    I might have misled you earlier when I said:
    I'm pretty sure the drivers you need are already built in to your existing kernel.
    I should have said "I'm pretty sure the drivers you need are already built against your existing kernel." Madwifi should be built as a module. You don't build it into the kernel itself. Whether you compile a new kernel or keep the one you now have, you will build the madwifi driver against whatever kernel you use using the same procedure in the "how to."
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