wireless woes Help!

Spahn, Daniel dspahn at cuh2a.com
Thu Aug 21 04:43:30 PDT 2008

One experiment you could try would be to download gentoo-sources. Gentoo
is known for excellent hardware compatibility. It's my primary distro.
I'd check to see how well those sources work- they've always served me

The ipw3945 driver definitely supports kernel 2.6- I used it up until a
few weeks ago, when I started using the iwl3945 driver.

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Subject: wireless woes Help!

I still have problems with wireless I patched my kernel, but the patch
was unsuccessful.

modprobe outputs the following

modprobe mac80211
[   239.356.000]   mac80211: Unknown symbol  iw_handler_set_spy 
[   239.356.000]   mac80211: Unknown symbol  iw_handler_get_thrspy
[   239.356.000]   mac80211: Unknown symbol  wireless_send_event
[   239.356.000]   mac80211: Unknown symbol  iw_handler_get_spy
[   239.356.000]   mac80211: Unknown symbol  ieee80211_radiotap_iterator
[   239.356.000]   mac80211: Unknown symbol
[   239.356.000]   mac80211: Unknown symbol  iw_handler_set_thrspy

FATAL: Error inserting mac80211
(lib/modules/ Unknown
in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

dmesg prints the mac 80211 at the end. 

But when I do lsmod only the snd_hda_Intel which is the intel highe
definition sound driver loads. I followed the guide perfectly 

although I did mistype make mac80211 at one point but I repatched and
triple checked everything so I really need help

Classes also begin in 5 days for me so I really need to have this
working. I have also looked on line but can't really find much help in
regards to this. I was thinking of attempting to use the deprecated
ipw3945 drivers but in the documentation they were only supported by
kernel 2.2 and 2.4 so I did not attempt as well you need hotplug scripts
which I believe are only supported by 2.2 and 2.4. Please help

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