ath driver within 5.4-RELEASE
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Tue Aug 16 20:45:26 GMT 2005
Glyn Tebbutt wrote:
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> Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 13:36:14 -0500
> > Nikolas Britton <nikolas.britton at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>On 8/16/05, d3c3it-linux at ntlworld.com <d3c3it-linux at ntlworld.com>
> >>>I just wanted to know if the ath driver is included within the 5.4-
> >>>RELEASE as I can't seem to find it with the GENERIC config or do I
> >>>just load auth with kldload ? I can't check as I'm not at home atm.
> >>>Thanks in advance Glyn
> >>Yes it's part of 5.4, started life in 5.2, man ath:
> > The ath driver is available in 5.4 RELEASE; but is not compiled into
> > the GENERIC kernel. If my memory serves me correctly, people on this
> > list have reported problems loading the kernel modules. Therefore,
> > you'll probably need to recompile the kernel with the following:
> > device ath
> > device ath_hal
> > Regards,
> > Andrew Gould
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> Thanks for your replies guys. Will this support 11g as I read something
> about the wireless stack in 6.0 is different in some way compared to 5.4 ?
> I tried to compile 6.0-BETA 2 with both device ath and device ath_hal
> but the kernel compile died with undefined symbol error's, i've google
> it but not found anything, any idea's guy's ?
I don't know if 5.4 supports 11g but it I know it doesn't support too
much advanced authentication mechanisms (WPA).
I believe you need not only ath and ath_hal in the kernel config file
but also wlan and some ath_rate module (one of ath_rate_onoe,
ath_rate_amrr or ath_rate_sample). The recommended rate module is
Why do you compile the modules statically into the kernel? Modules
should work too.
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