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Proxim Orinoco 11b/g PCCARD (8470-WD) & Mandrake 10.1

Postby FredLg » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:25 pm

Hello,
I'm a big newbee with Linux.

I just install a mandrake 10.1 and trying to install my Proxim Orinoco 11b/g PC CARD GOLD (8470-WD) on it.

Very difficult for me because not recognize but finally find the url :
http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/dokuwiki/doku.php where i find a good guide. Thanks mr Graham!

The problem is that i have always a bug, at the last command :(
=> modprobe ath_pci
this command return me the message
=> FATAL: Module ath_pci not found.

Is someone have an idea or a possible help, i'm looking and looking on google, find the same prob in some forum but no solution...

Pls if you have an idea explain the maximum don't forget i'm a noob :oops:

Thanks a lot in advance
Fred

PS : Sorry for my bad english, it's not my native language.
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Postby crispibits » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:03 pm

Hi FredLg,
These are reasons for modprobe ath_pci not working that I can think of:
1. The driver didn't get placed in the correct place
2. depmod -a wasn't run, or wasn't run as root

When you run depmod -a, it goes through all the directories it knows about and looks for modules (drivers if you like) to add to a list. When you then try to install a module by using modprobe it checks against this list for the module in question.

You can check to see if the ath_pci driver is in the right place by doing the following commands:
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cd /lib/modules
find . -type f -name ath_pci


If nothing is returned, the driver isn't there, and you need to work out why.
If you get something like ath_pci.ko returned you should ensure you have run depmod -a as root, then try modprobe ath_pci (again as root). As a last resort you could actually reboot and then try
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lsmod

You may find that ath_pci is already loaded automatically. If this is the case then you can carry on configuring it. Hope this helps
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Postby FredLg » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:40 pm

hi,

thanks for your advice

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cd /lib/modules
find . -type f -name ath_pci


the find returns nothing so if i understand you, the driver is not at the good place... is someone have an idea why???

the lsmod command returns me follow
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[root@localhost modules]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
speedstep-lib           3364  0
nfsd                  189408  8
exportfs                4736  1 nfsd
i830                   74516  2
lockd                  58344  2 nfsd
sunrpc                127652  2 nfsd,lockd
md5                     3584  1
ipv6                  230916  12
rfcomm                 32348  0
l2cap                  19876  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              39076  4 rfcomm,l2cap
snd-pcm-oss            49480  0
snd-mixer-oss          17376  1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-intel8x0           30124  0
snd-ac97-codec         69392  1 snd-intel8x0
snd-pcm                81800  2 snd-pcm-oss,snd-intel8x0
snd-timer              20356  1 snd-pcm
snd-page-alloc          7400  2 snd-intel8x0,snd-pcm
gameport                3328  1 snd-intel8x0
snd-mpu401-uart         5856  1 snd-intel8x0
snd-rawmidi            19300  1 snd-mpu401-uart
snd-seq-device          6344  1 snd-rawmidi
snd                    45988  9 snd-pcm-oss,snd-mixer-oss,snd-intel8x0,snd-ac97-codec,snd-pcm,snd-timer,snd-mpu401-uart,snd-rawmidi,snd-seq-device
soundcore               7008  1 snd
af_packet              16072  2
ds                     17572  2
yenta_socket           18624  1
pcmcia_core            59972  2 ds,yenta_socket
thermal                 9928  0
tc1100-wmi              5028  0
processor              13736  1 thermal
fan                     2756  0
button                  4624  0
battery                 7044  0
ac                      3204  0
eth1394                17000  0
ipw2200                51188  0
firmware_class          7232  2 ipw2200
ieee80211              11108  1 ipw2200
8139too                20928  0
mii                     4224  1 8139too
ide-cd                 37280  0
cdrom                  37724  1 ide-cd
ohci1394               30788  0
ieee1394              292056  2 eth1394,ohci1394
loop                   12520  0
nls_iso8859-15          4224  3
ntfs                  147964  3
intel-agp              19584  1
agpgart                27752  4 intel-agp
nvram                   6856  0
tsdev                   5824  0
joydev                  8032  0
evdev                   7648  1
usbmouse                4256  0
usbhid                 41088  0
ehci-hcd               26244  0
uhci-hcd               28752  0
usbcore               103172  6 usbmouse,usbhid,ehci-hcd,uhci-hcd
ext3                  120680  2
jbd                    49080  1 ext3

so no trace of ath_pci :(

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Postby crispibits » Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:03 am

Oops, sorry, should have been ath_pci* as you are looking for files that begin with ath_pci
Try the find again with the star at the end - sorry!
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Postby FredLg » Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:50 am

ok with the star i found something :

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find . -type f -name ath_pci*
./2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/net/ath_pci.o
./2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/net/ath_pci.o


so the problem comes not from there is that ? :?

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Postby crispibits » Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:33 am

That looks fine.
Try running depmod -a again as root.
Now go to /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk and have a look in modules.dep. Search for ath_pci in there. If you can't find it, there's something wierd going on with depmod. You could try doing:
[cod]depmod -b /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom -a[/code]
This will force depmod to use /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom as the base directory for searching for modules.
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Postby FredLg » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:39 pm

hi,

mhhh this is crazy

I did again de depmod -a as root like before but always same prob afetr with the command
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[root@localhost home]# depmod -a
[root@localhost home]# modprobe ath_pci
FATAL: Module ath_pci not found.
[root@localhost home]#


so with your advice i opened the file modules.dep
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/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz:
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-audio.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/usx2y/snd-usb-usx2y.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko.gz:
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/synth/emux/snd-emux-synth.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-virmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-event.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-emul.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/pcmcia/vx/snd-vxpocket.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/pcmcia/vx/snd-vx-cs.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/drivers/vx/snd-vx-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/pcmcia/vx/snd-vx-cs.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/drivers/vx/snd-vx-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.ko.gz

no trace of ath_pci :(

So I tried your comman, always as root
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depmod -b /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom -a
WARNING: Couldn't open directory /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk: No such file or directory
FATAL: Could not open /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/modules.dep.temp for writing: No such file or directory



I think i type a bad directory so i did the find at the </> to have the correct
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[root@localhost /]# find . -type f -name ath_pci*
./lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/net/ath_pci.o
./lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/net/ath_pci.o


but you wrote it good, but notice this, it look write 2 times the lib/modules/ in the warning
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/lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk:


Is there a problem of syntax or other???

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Postby Daredevil » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:54 am

FredLg wrote:hi,

mhhh this is crazy

I did again de depmod -a as root like before but always same prob afetr with the command
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[root@localhost home]# depmod -a
[root@localhost home]# modprobe ath_pci
FATAL: Module ath_pci not found.
[root@localhost home]#


so with your advice i opened the file modules.dep
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Hy there, last night i read your post about the Wi-Fi problem you have or had.

check this out ... hope you could find some way to resolve that Wi-Fi Prob

Nos veremos...

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/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz:
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-audio.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/usx2y/snd-usb-usx2y.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/usb/snd-usb-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko.gz:
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/synth/emux/snd-emux-synth.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-virmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-rawmidi.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-event.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-midi-emul.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/seq/snd-seq-device.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/synth/snd-util-mem.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/pcmcia/vx/snd-vxpocket.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/pcmcia/vx/snd-vx-cs.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/drivers/vx/snd-vx-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.ko.gz
/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/pcmcia/vx/snd-vx-cs.ko.gz: /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/drivers/vx/snd-vx-lib.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd-hwdep.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko.gz /lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.ko.gz

no trace of ath_pci :(

So I tried your comman, always as root
Code: Select all
depmod -b /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom -a
WARNING: Couldn't open directory /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk: No such file or directory
FATAL: Could not open /lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/modules.dep.temp for writing: No such file or directory



I think i type a bad directory so i did the find at the </> to have the correct
Code: Select all
[root@localhost /]# find . -type f -name ath_pci*
./lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk/kernel/net/ath_pci.o
./lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/net/ath_pci.o


but you wrote it good, but notice this, it look write 2 times the lib/modules/ in the warning
Code: Select all
/lib/modules/2.4.27-0.pre2.1mdkcustom/lib/modules/2.6.8.1-12mdk:


Is there a problem of syntax or other???

Fred
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Postby Daredevil » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:58 am

Hola gente ...

Check this out

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/post-3 ... ae4#301279

Thanks for your help and ideas.

Hope this could help
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