Hello tompabompa and all,
Maybe my question is the same as yours but if not I can start a new thread to discuss about my installation. I have the same problem but my notebook is a T42 Thinkpad. To my knowledge IBM Thinkpads come with two wifi card flavors, some with Intel based chipset and others (like mine) with an Atheros based chipset.
So Linux didn't recognized automatically my card. I am running FC6T3, kernel 2.6.17-1.2647.fc6. I understa that installing and using madwifi drivers is my alternative (www.madwifi.org
) but I haven't even passed the point of building the drivers, because I have encountered several problems and don't know how to overcome them. Almost 4 days into this I am going CRAZY of not having my wifi operational and being stuck to my desk only to network through cable.
Based on http://madwifi.org/ticket/815#preview
there is a patch that needs to be run or manually modify some files, but the information is way over my head. I did modify ieee80211_linux.c to include #include <linux/proc_fs.h> but I am still unable to build the driver and I just simply didn't know how to run the patch. After modifying the previous file and trying to make again, I get the following:
[root@FC6T3 madwifi-0.9.2]# make
Checking requirements... ok.
Checking kernel configuration... ok.
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2647.fc6/build SUBDIRS=/home/barnys/downloads/madwifi/madwifi-0.9.2 modules
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2647.fc6-i686'
CC [M] /home/barnys/downloads/madwifi/madwifi-0.9.2/ath/ah_osdep.o
In file included from /home/barnys/downloads/madwifi/madwifi-0.9.2/ath/../hal/linux/ah_osdep.c:44,
include/linux/config.h:6:2: error: #warning Including config.h is deprecated.
make: *** [/home/barnys/downloads/madwifi/madwifi-0.9.2/ath/ah_osdep.o] Error 1
make: *** [/home/barnys/downloads/madwifi/madwifi-0.9.2/ath] Error 2
make: *** [_module_/home/barnys/downloads/madwifi/madwifi-0.9.2] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.17-1.2647.fc6-i686'
make: *** [modules] Error 2
PLEASE HELP! I am gonna loose all my hair by the time I get this working.