[driverloader] WPA-PSK problem: "Failed to enable WPA in the driver" [SuSE 9.3, USR5416 wireless card]

Jean-Henry Berevoescu berevoescu at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 18:13:38 EDT 2005

I managed to find and fix the problem.
It was the driver files that were not up to the task.
I used the ones downloaded from the Linuxant
site and it seems that they are not updated.
I just went to the Windows system dirs (which
I fortunatly have on this specific machine) and
reloaded the INF, BIN and SYS files from there.

Another note: the files had mixed case names,
but it seems that internally, due to Windoze/DOS
limitations, they treat the filenames as lowercase.
Now the funny twist is that since Linux treats the
filenames as a normal OS should, the case mixing
hurts the driver loading - so I had to change the
filenames to all lower cases.

Now all works all right - including the WPA encryption.

Best regards,

On 8/18/05, Linuxant support (Jonathan) <support at linuxant.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> this could be a issue specific to SuSE 9.3 since this distribution have
> it's own WPA supplicant daemon. We have added support for this WPA
> daemon in a recent version of DriverLoader and there is currently no
> known problem with that feature so far.
> Could you please send at support at linuxant.com the output of 'dumpdiag'?
> Type the following in a root shell:
> ---
> dldrconfig --dumpdiag
> ---
> Just send us the generated file located in /tmp
> ('driverloaderdiag.txt'). It'll help us solve the problem.
> Regards,
> Jonathan
> Technical specialist / Linuxant
> www.linuxant.com
> support at linuxant.com
> Jean-Henry Berevoescu wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I try to use the DriverLoader on a Dimension 8300 machine, with a
> > USR5416 wireless
> > card, OS: SuSE 9.3
> > DriverLoader seems to initialize the device all right, but all fails
> > when the WPA-PSK
> > module has to launch. Here is the error I get:
> >
> > "Failed to enable WPA in the driver"
> >
> > Any idea on what can be the problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jean
> >

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