hostap_cs module autoload at startup

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Wed Oct 22 19:25:39 PDT 2003

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 12:49:38PM +0530, Anand S. Katti wrote:

> As discussed earlier on installing hostap_cs modules not via make/make
> install, but from copying the compiled hostap_cs.o module to
> /lib/modules/kerel-verrsion/pcmcia location.

.. and hostap.o .. and hostap_crypt_wep.o if WEP is used..

> But that didn't work even after copying hostap_cs.conf to /etc/pcmcia and

Did you restart cardmgr after thus?

> saying depmod -ae(there is no output from this command).
> It always loads orinoco_cs driver , but lsmod shows hostap_cs being used
> by yenta_socket along with orinoco_cs. Why is the machine not taking
> hostap_cs ? have i left any place where i shud copy this modules manually?
> or do some changes in the configuration? Please shed light on this.

If you see hostap_cs module in lsmod output, the system is able load it.
However, please do note that PC Card driver are generally not loaded
manually with mobprobe. cardmgr must be configured to map the card CIS
data to use this module. Based on your description, it looks like
pcmcia-cs configuration is still using orinoco_cs and the only thing you
need to change is that configuration. hostap_cs.conf should include the
suitable entries for most cards. If not, please send 'cardctl ident'
output when the card is inserted so that it can be added to the file.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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