[driverloader] This didn't go well - Installation problem

John Pedersen charles.pedersen at sri.com
Wed Apr 6 11:10:13 EDT 2005

Thanks for the timely response.

I wondered about the 16K stack problem.  I did look to see if this issue 
arose with the Atheros driver, but I must have missed it.  I'll go get 
the proper kernel.

Before your message arrived, I single booted and did an rpm -e 
driverloader.  Hopefully this does the same thing as dldconfig 



Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:

> Hi,
> after you using on our our 16K stacks kernel for Fedora Core 3? The 
> Atheros driver generally requires more than 4K of stacks and it is the 
> likely source of the problem.
> First of all, please boot your machine in single user mode and please 
> remove the installed DriverLoader package with the 'dldrconfig 
> --uninstall' command in a root shell. After you have done this, you 
> will be able to normally boot your system.
> Then, please download and install one our 16K stacks kernel available 
> from:
> i586:
> http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/downloads-fc3-kernel-i586.php 
> i686:
> http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/downloads-fc3-kernel-i686.php 
> Boot this new kernel and try again to install DriverLoader.
> Regards,
> Jonathan
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> www.linuxant.com
> support at linuxant.com
> John Pedersen wrote:
>> I purchased a license yesterday and attempted to use the installer 
>> script to install driverloader.
>> I am working on a dual booted thinkpad t40p, model 2373g3u.  Checking 
>> both the ibm site and the atheros site, I confirmed that the wireless 
>> chip set was the Atheros 5100x set.
>> The Linux distro is FC3, patched to the current stable kernel, 
>> 2.6.10-766 (this from memory, I can't boot the OS any more.)
>> I did the install with the thinkpad running a wired connection.  I 
>> was able to get to the point of running up the configuration page in 
>> firefox.  At that point I lost my mouse function and ended up power 
>> cycling the system to unlock it.
>> The next time I booted, after I got through the drill of cleaning up 
>> the file system from the power cycle, the system hung at the 
>> beginning of the Fedora startup screen where it says checking for new 
>> hardware.
>> I'm going to try connecting a usb mouse to the system on the theory 
>> that there is some problem with interrupts and devices here, but I'm 
>> really at a loss.  I can't use the system the way it is.  Any ideas 
>> would really be appreciated.
>> Regards,
>> John Pedersen
>> Sr. Systems Engineer
>> SRI International
>> Menlo Park, CA
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