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axeTail

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« on: December 06, 2008, 03:40:37 pm »
Hi All,

I have hooked up my zaurus to an USB power Hub, connected a usb wifi dongle to the hub.....

dmesg reports :

usbcore: registered new interface driver zd1211rw

in my /etc/network/interfaces I have the following:

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
   wireless_essid XXXX
   wireless_mode managed
   wireless_key XXX

on execution of /etc/init.d/networking restart      I get:

wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

How do I fix this?

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008, 10:52:15 pm »
Is it detected as wlan0? "iwconfig" should show you what interfaces exist.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 12:23:28 am »
Hi Captain,

iwconfig only display lo0......what do i need to do?

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 11:45:25 am »
I don't have my Z handy right now to check what it normally says, but that (the dmesg stuff) sounds correct. If you have another Linux box (that it works on), checking what LEDs come on, what dmesg says, and what interface it's recognized as would be a good starting point.

I know my laptop's wireless is wlan0 on some distros and eth1 on others.

Sorry I can't be of more assisstance.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 06:57:22 pm »
does "ifconfig -a" report anything interesting?
Gemini 4G/Wi-Fi owner, formerly zaurus C3100 and 860 owner; also owner of an HTC Doubleshot, a Zaurus-like phone.

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2008, 09:48:32 am »
type in "cat /proc/net/wireless" and that will tell you what the system has assigned the card.  Mine is for instance assigned eth1, instead of wlan0.  From there just adjust interfaces accordingly.  Hope this helps.  If you find it has been assigned wlan0_rename, then try blacklisting hostap or orinoco in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file, until wlan0_rename is replaced with a usable tag (eth0, eth1, wifi0 or wlan0 for example).
« Last Edit: December 09, 2008, 09:50:57 am by scottlfa »
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