Unresolved symbol

Peter Osterberg Peter_Osterberg
Thu Nov 6 06:08:54 PST 2003

Dear gurus :-)

I see that I'm not alone with this problem, I've however not found any 
posting with the solution to the problem...

I'm trying to install hostap-driver-0.1.2 on a box with a installed Netgear 
MA311GE card.

I've compiled a new kernel 2.4.22 with the modules and modules versions 

The driver that I'm using is orinoco_pci.o compiled as a module. I'm not 
sure weather this is the apropriate driver for the mentioned card but it 
does work well in peer-to-peer mode.

Hostap is compiled with make pci and then make install_pci.

After that I do the following

insmod orinoco_pci
insmod hostap_pci which responds with:
Using /lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o
/lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o: unresolved symbol 
/lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o: unresolved symbol 
/lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o: unresolved symbol 
/lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o: unresolved symbol 
/lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o: unresolved symbol 

If I load module hostap before loading hostap_pci I get the following:

insmod hostap
Using /lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap.o
insmod hostap_pci
Using /lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o
/lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.22/net/hostap_pci.o: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by 
incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
       You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg

Besides hostap I've also compiled superfreeswan in the kernel as I think it 
would enhance my wireless security a lot...

Any hints would be more than welcome!

Peter Osterberg

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