Weird issue: hostap, prism2.5 card, wpa2, network-manager, kubuntu ubuntu 6.1
Thu Feb 1 06:21:39 PST 2007
I have found an weird issue. I'm double posting (I know this is not
proper nettiquette), but the issue seems to fall squarely between the
IBM Thinkpad A30
Prism 2.5 card
Kubuntu & Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy)
package: hostap-utils v1:0.4.0-1
package: network-manager v0.6.3-2ubuntu6
hostap fails to create an adapter when loaded, unless i also install
the network-manager-gnome (maybe just network-manager (although I
That is, if I do a fresh install of either Ubuntu or Kubuntu, then
aptitude upgrade, install hostap-utils, blacklist orinoco_pci,
orinoco, prism2_pci, and reboot.
When the box comes up I only have eth0 and lo adapters under ifconfig.
Then I install network-manager-gnome. rmmod hostap_pci, hostap,
modprobe hostap, hostap_pci (or just reboot) and I get all the proper
adapters and can connect to a WPA2 ap.
It seems like something is missing from the hostap-utils distribution,
or some other weird interaction is going on.
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