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  1. #1

    installing madwifi for Atheros 5212

    Ok, so I was having trouble installing madwifi on slackware 12.1. make;
    make install went fine but I found out that the modules were
    installed under a different kernel. So after looking
    through the Makefile I managed to find the right variables to get it
    to install for my current kernel.

    So i typed in:

    make install KERNELRELEASE= DESTDIR=/;

    This installed the modules into the right directory but modprobe could
    not find ath_pci. So i rebooted and now I get the following errors from

    WARNING: Error inserting ath_hal (/lib/modules/ Invalid module format
    WARNING: Error inserting wlan (/lib/modules/ Invalid module format
    FATAL: Error inserting ath_pci (/lib/modules/ Invalid module format

  2. #2
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    welcome to the forum

    > madwifi

    thought "ath5k" or "ath9k" had taken over the atheros
    driver situation: check yr kernel .config
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

  3. #3
    wow I had no idea. Thanks

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  5. #4
    If your kernel doesn't have the ath5k and ath9k drivers enabled, you can install them from source. They are part of the compat-wireless package, available here.

    Download - Linux Wireless
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