Success compiling on Fedora Core 1

Sikko__man sikko__man
Tue Dec 2 11:15:45 PST 2003

Hi All,

I copy that.

I applied the changes posted by Bennett and compilation goes fine! I'm going
to test this configuration later this evening. I have no KDE installed, just
a text-based system, so I can't test the KDE issues for you.

Thanks Bennett!

Best Regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "bfeitell" <hostap at>
To: <hostap at>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 16:59
Subject: Success compiling on Fedora Core 1

> I am reposting this in response to Sikko's message regarding problems
> compiling 0.1.2 on Fedora Core 1.
> The original post did not generate any message traffic.  Please note
> the description of 'slowness' with the hostap_pci module installed and
> working.  Please note the description of 'slowness' towards the end
> of the post.
> Hello all:
> I just signed on to the list recently and have lurked here for a few
> days.
> I would like to describe a successful??? compilation of
> hostap-driver-0.1.2 for PCI in Fedora Core 1.
> I edited the Makefile such that kernel source is /usr/src/linux-2.4 and
> CC=gcc32
> I then edited line 178 in driver/modules/hostap_compat.h such that it
> reads:
> Apparently, Redhat has already made the changes there in its patched up
> kernel source (2.4.22-1.2115.nptl).
> This allowed make pci to complete without errors.
> The hostap_pci driver can be made to work with "neat" (the redhat gui
> network config tool) by manually adding "alias wlan0 hostap_pci" to
> /etc/modules.conf.
> I then copied my working orinoco config from /etc/sysconfig/ifup-eth1 to
> ifup-wlan0 and edited it accordingly.
> The graphical tool can bring the interface up and down and Wep works.
> The machine in question is a laptop with a prism 2.5 mini pci card.
> I have encountered a problem in that the machine slows to a crawl with
> the driver loaded.  KDE "konsole" backspaces/deletes seem to take for
> ever.  This may have to do with the patch addressed in the
> hostap_compat.h file.  I'm not sure but it sure would be nice to get
> this working in fedora.
> Best Regards,
> Bennett Feitell
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