Problem loading hostap driver...

daniel escartin EXCHANGE03_VirtYH04 escartid
Wed Apr 7 07:22:48 PDT 2004

Hello All, I'm trying to install hostap driver but I get error when I
reboot the machine, since hostap_cs is not recognize for my kernel. I
have got working the hostap0.2.0 version in my desktop computer, but I
dont know what is wrong now. Im going to explain my problem to try to fix
it. Here is my configuration and different output files that I obtain.

My configuration is:

- Fedora Linux with kernel (2.4.22-1.2115).
- Host AP 0.2.0 Driver, Utils, Hostapd and Wpa_supplicant.
- My card is Linksys WPC11 Version 3.
- Pcmcia-cs 3.2.7-1.5.i386
and the steps for install the driver have been the next:

1) download and discompress the hostap package.
2) with rpm install my pcmcia-cs with rpm.
3) change makefile, adding the route for linux-2.4
4) change


in this line:


23 -> 22 in the kernel version.

5) make pccard
6) make install_pccard
7) modprobe hostap_cs (without errors)

but after this when I try to type lsmod I get:

Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
soundcore               6468   0  (autoclean)
ide-cd                 35776   0  (autoclean)
cdrom                  33728   0  (autoclean) [ide-cd]
mousedev                5556   1  (autoclean)
input                   5888   0  (autoclean) [mousedev]
radeon                115204   1
agpgart                54820   3
parport_pc             19076   1  (autoclean)
lp                      9060   0  (autoclean)
parport                37056   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs                 13364   0  (autoclean) (unused)
hostap_cs              50900   0  (unused)
hostap                111592   0  [hostap_cs]
ds                      8680   1  [hostap_cs]
yenta_socket           13664   1
pcmcia_core            57216   0  [hostap_cs ds yenta_socket]
natsemi                19552   1
sg                     36492   0  (autoclean) (unused)
scsi_mod              108168   1  (autoclean) [sg]
microcode               4700   0  (autoclean)
ext3                   71300   2
jbd                    52084   2  [ext3]

my /etc/modules.conf is:

alias eth0 natsemi
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
alias wlan0 hostap_cs
alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394
alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L
>/dev/null 2>&

pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null

Finally when I try to load the driver

[root at localhost root]# /etc/init.d/pcmcia start
Starting PCMCIA services: cardmgr is already running.

[root at localhost root]# cardmgr
cardmgr[1820]: open_sock(socket 0) failed: Device or resource busy
cardmgr[1820]: another cardmgr is already running?

My idea is that something is wrong with IRQs but Im not sure because in my
desktop I was working with redhat 9 and fedora has different configuration

Thank you very much in advance, If you need more information please tell

Regards Daniel.

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