[driverloader] multiple problems dl2.24 / debian amd64 / Belkin bcm4306 based card

Martin A. Brooks martin at hinterlands.org
Thu Mar 3 16:03:36 EST 2005


I'm experiencing three problems with driverloader 2.24.  Firstly, what 
does work:

Driverloader compiles for my kernel (2.6.10) and allows me to upload the 
driver for the wireless card.  The wireless card is detected correctly 
and appears as eth1, I am able to use ifconfig to configure the interface.

My problems are:

1) I cannot reach my accesspoint. Even with the correct ESSID set the AP 
is not detected by the iw utilities.  I am not able to ping known up and 
known working hosts on the network.

2) The kernelspace driverloader process consumes 100% of one CPU  (I 
have a dual opteron 242). This hits performance quite a lot, as you can 

3) With driverloader in residence I get keyboard glitches under X  (not 
under the console).  Typing "martin at hinterlands.org" for example, will 
usually look something like 
"marrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtin at hinttttttttttttttttttttterlaaaaaaaaands.orrrrrrrrrg".  
If I unload the driverloader module then all is well.

Any hints appreciated


Martin A. Brooks

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