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

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Aug 22 15:25:22 EDT 2005


the links we have on our web site are not links to the latest versions 
of each Windows driver, they are links to drivers which are known to 
work well with DriverLoader. It is quite possible that to be able to use 
WPA with DriverLoader, a newer Windows XP driver is required than the 
one linked on our web site. An up to date Windows XP driver can 
generally be found on the web site of the vendor of the wireless device.

If you upload the Windows XP driver with the Web Configurator, the files 
will be converted to lower cases to prevent the problem you have 
mentioned. If you do not want to use the Web Configurator, you can 
manually copy the Windows XP driver files to the '/var/lib/driverloader' 
directory but all the file names must be converted into lower cases or 
else it is likely to not work.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Jean-Henry Berevoescu wrote:
> Hi,
> 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,
> Jean
> On 8/18/05, Linuxant support (Jonathan) <support at linuxant.com> wrote:
>>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.
>>Technical specialist / Linuxant
>>support at linuxant.com
>>Jean-Henry Berevoescu wrote:
>>>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?

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