Looking for troubleshooting advice, stuck at installation ..

Mark G. Spencer mspencer
Tue Feb 3 08:26:49 PST 2004

> > Try "modprobe hostap_cs" to check for possible unresolved symbols or missing dependencies.
> Here's the output:
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_get_porttype_R19c3746b
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_remove_proc_Rcf8d9304
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_info_init_Rfb48efe1
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_handle_sta_tx_exc_R4e9df3a7
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_free_data_R3a0bc8be
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_init_data_R5b03242a
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_set_antsel_R1eb156b2
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_remove_interface_Rae4a4340
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_setup_dev_Ra2337568
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_set_roaming_R77f23ff6
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_set_hostapd_R3802dbc2
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_handle_sta_tx_R869f5ad8
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_set_auth_algs_R7d0926e8
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_check_sta_fw_version_R0b75ee15
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_init_proc_Rb3c07c42
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_set_encryption_Re6631022
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved symbol hostap_info_process_Raa7145a5
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o failed
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-166-default/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: insmod hostap_cs failed

Does the output above look like it may be related to the following FAQ item?

"4. What is causing 'Unresolved symbols' in depmod/modprobe?

Installation of Host AP driver (e.g, 'make install_pccard') may report
unresolved symbols when running depmod. These are usually caused with
mismatch in kernel configuration for modversions."

I followed the README instructions and advice I have been given here and still end up with the unresolved symbol problem on a fresh SuSE 9.0 notebook when compiling hostap from source.  When I install the SuSE hostap RPM and then compile from source, everything seems to work.  I would leave it at that, but I would like to get a HOWTO together for other SuSE users so I'm trying to figure out how to get a good install from hostap source alone.

Thanks for the advice,


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