Advice on hostap with Red Hat 9 and/or Fedora Core 1?

Pavel Roskin proski
Tue Dec 16 14:48:28 PST 2003

On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Mark G. Spencer wrote:

> Hi Jon,
> I'm probably pushing my luck here .. do you know if there are any SuSE
> 9.0 RPM's?  Searching Google I've found RPM's for the Athlon platform
> for SuSE 8.2, but that's as close as I've found.  I've tried Mandrake
> hostap RPM's before and as far as I could tell at the time, nothing
> happened .. e.g. hostap didn't appear to be installed or running, so I
> have no idea what those RPM's were supposed to be doing.

You should rebuild the RPM from source to make it match your kernel.
Download the source package and use "rpm --rebuild hostap*.src.rpm"
You may need the do it as root.

"nothing happened" is a poor description.  Try "modprobe hostap_cs" as
root - this would show if the modules are installed and compatible with
your kernel.

Once it's working, you can just start the PCMCIA subsystem and insert the
card.  See the output of dmesg in case of errors.

Pavel Roskin

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