[GLLUG] dwl-120 (wi-fi)

Wald computech at ispwest.com
Mon Nov 10 01:30:05 EST 2003

Hello folk, 

I was reading some former emails of the mailing list; and one question about a
weird situation with a sequence of command via loop in the prompt line 
called "why it doesn't work",  I recalled that I had some weird problems with 
some shell script that was related to the use of variable; once I change the 
reference of one variable name from $TARGET to ${TARGET}, for instance, 
I solved the problem. I don't believe that is the point in the present dilemma; 
but who knows... 

At present time, I am facing some problem with the configuration of wi-fi 
pc card (cardbus) called DWL-650. I am using an old notebook Gateway 
Solo 2000 (Pentium MMX 166MHz) with support to cardbus 32 bits (as far 
I know), I have used pcmcia modem cards without problem. I have installed 
in such machine the Slackware 9.0 with the kernel 2.4.18 which came with 
the system natively, and one I compiled recently (2.4.22). I have the following 
pertinent configuration in the my kernel .config: PCMCIA/CardBus support: yes;
CardBus support: Yes; i82365 compatable bridge support: Yes; and last but 
not  least: Wireless LAN(non-hamradio): Yes. 

In order to use my not so new card; I installed PCMCIA-CS pck and the 
Linux-wlan Drivers. But whenever I insert the card it gives a high and a 
low beep, the card light doesn't start flashing... The following is a snippet 
of what I obtain when I enter "lsmod" and "depmod -a":

Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
ppp_generic            14664   1  (autoclean)
slhc                         4416   0  (autoclean) [ppp_generic]
ds                           6856   2 
i82365                    27228   2 
pcmcia_core           44608   0  [ds i82365]
ide-scsi                    7456   0 

depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18/net/p80211.o

I don't have the sources of the former kernel (I depleted of such source in order to untar 
the sources of the new kernel), but whenever I try to compile PCMCIA-CS and Linux-Wlan 
for the new kernel, at the final stage of the Linux-Wlan installation I have many unresolved 
symbols, all the tools was checked against the Changes file, so I believe that I messed up 
something with the kernel config (make menuconfig). 

By the way, thanks for the feedback about the linux certification, it was interesting to have 
a viewpoint of an insider. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. (I will respond quickly)

Pedro Wald

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