Installation problems with debian

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Fri Mar 12 20:46:36 PST 2004

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 07:41:49PM +0100, Daniel Heinrich Peger wrote:

> Compilation of the latest HostAP version (0.2.0) worked fine, till I wanted
> to replace the orinoco driver which is default for my WLAN-card. As you see
> the PCI-card is detected at boottime as eth2 and the orinoco driver is
> loaded

You cannot use two driver's at the same time for the same device. You
will need to unload the orinoco driver first if it is a kernel module.
If it is linked into the kernel, you will need to first remove it to be
able to use another driver.

> hostap: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.

> The fist line saying "no version for struct_module found" should be no harm
> in my opinion, as it's only saying, that a thrid-party module (namely
> hostap_pci) was loaded. But correct my, if i'm wrong...

I haven't seen this message before. Anyway, hostap module is certainly
not supposed to taint the kernel when loaded.

> So the card is still with the orinoco driver, or what? And when it is, how
> can I get the component ID for my card, which is needed to find the right
> firmware version.

You cannot use any Host AP tools before you change the driver.
hostap_pci will not get change to use the device as long as something
else is controlling it.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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