Problem loading hostap driver...

Pavel Roskin proski
Fri Apr 9 19:50:32 PDT 2004

On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, daniel escartin EXCHANGE03_VirtYH04 wrote:

> 7) modprobe hostap_cs (without errors)

This is a wrong approach.  It's good to know that hostap_cs can be
loaded, but cardmgr should load hostap_cs when it detects the card.
Without cardmgr, the driver won't use the card.

> my /etc/modules.conf is:
> alias wlan0 hostap_cs

That's also wrong.  This enables loading hostap_cs by "modprobe wlan0",
but if it's done without cardmgr, there will be no wlan0 device.

> Finally when I try to load the driver
> [root at localhost root]# /etc/init.d/pcmcia start
> Starting PCMCIA services: cardmgr is already running.
> done.

The next obvious step is to stop pcmcia and start again.

> 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 now.

You didn't supply kernel logs that would indicate IRQ problems.

Pavel Roskin

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