[driverloader] Problems Proxim B/G Silver on Suse 9.0
wbradley at bham.rr.com
Fri Feb 20 17:03:14 EST 2004
I have been using driverloader for several months now with my Proxim (Orinoco)
B/G Silver pcmcia card. It has worked great under RedHat, Fedora, Debian,
and Mandrake. However I am having major problems with Suse 9.0.
Suse keeps loading the madwifi drivers. Apparently it comes with 9.0. I can
rmmod the ath_hal, ath_pci, wlan module , do a dldrconfig --info and cause
the card to be reported as:
Wireless interface name: wlan0 (format "wlan%d")
MAC address : 00:20:A6:4C:A3:F1
Device instance: PCI-0000:03:00.0-168c:0013-14b7:0a40
Device driver : ntpr11ag
Description : ORiNOCO 802.11bg ComboCard Gold
License owner : williammbradley at msn.com
License key : <left blank>
License status : OK
OK its reporting as wlan0, which seems wierd since every other distro I have
used it with gives it as eth1...but whatever...
However now I cant get a DHCP addresss on the interface with the driverloader
module. Yes I have a ifcfg-wlan0 in my /etc/sysconfig/network dir. It was
empty (even though I configed it with YAST to be dhcp) so I edited it
manually. Here's what it looks like:
I also have a line in modules.conf.local that aliases wlan0 to the
driverloader module like so :
alias wlan0 driverloader
I can use iwlist to scan AP, rates, etc. I just can't get a dhcp addy. I
just want it to work like it has with other distro's....slap the card in and
its up and running. I don't have a lot of SuSE exp. so I dont know where I
could be going wrong.
Hopefully someone on this list or in LinuxAnt tech support can help?
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