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soumya metukul
I had same issue. This happens if you had already installed madwifi
before and it needs to be uninstalled completely. The other option
would be to install driver on bootup.

On Friday, August 13, 2010,
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>    1. Re: ath9k compile error (Pavel Roskin)
>    2. wifi0/ath0 not listed under ifconfig (ielix)
>    3. Re: wifi0/ath0 not listed under ifconfig (Tom Sharples)
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> Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:10:53 -0400
> From: Pavel Roskin <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Re: [Madwifi-users] ath9k compile error
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> On Sun, 2010-08-01 at 14:14 +0200, Justin Albstmeijer wrote:
>> Madwifi-users,
>>
>> During some testing related to
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=620160 I encountered a compile
>> issue with
>> http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-2.6/2010/07/wireless-2010-07-31.tar.bz2
>> on Fedora 13 with kernel 2.6.33.6-147.fc13.x86_64.
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>> The compile stops with the following error.
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> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 22:04:17 +0200
> From: ielix <[hidden email]>
> Subject: [Madwifi-users] wifi0/ath0 not listed under ifconfig
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> Madwifi-users,
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>
> I have just installed slackware 13.1 on a samsung r580 with an atheros Ar 9285 card in it.
>
>
>
> When installing I began by blacklisting the ath9k drivers and rebooting (The card seems to work prefectly using these drivers, however packet injection shows no performance).
>
>
>
> I then downloaded the latest version of madwifi-ng using svn checkout http://svn.madwifi.org/trunk madwifi-ng.
>
> make and make install complete without errors. However after issuing modprobe ath_pci, wifi0/ath0 are still not listed under ifconfig or iwconfig.
>
>
>
> lsmod |grep ath lists ath_pci, wlan and ath_hal as having been installed properly. Howver I have noticed that they do not load during start up.
>
> I have manually added ath_pci to the rc.modules file which seems to have fixed that problem however dmesg does not seem to list any reference to them.
>
>
>
> I have tried installing both madwifi and madwifi-ng with the same results, I must admit that I am very new to Linux and I apologise in advance for any fundamental mistakes that I may have made.
>
>
>
> I appreciate your time and hope you can help.
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> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 15:28:46 -0700
> From: "Tom Sharples" <[hidden email]>
> Subject: Re: [Madwifi-users] wifi0/ath0 not listed under ifconfig
> To: "ielix" <[hidden email]>, <[hidden email]>
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> Instead of using modprobe, try to insmod the individual components (ath_hal, ath_pci, etc) one at a time, and look for error messages. That may give you the info you need.
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>   From: ielix
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>   Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 1:04 PM
>   Subject: [Madwifi-users] wifi0/ath0 not listed under ifconfig
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>
>   Madwifi-users,
>
>   I have just installed slackware 13.1 on a samsung r580 with an atheros Ar 9285 card in it.
>
>   When installing I began by blacklisting the ath9k drivers and rebooting (The card seems to work prefectly using these drivers, however packet injection shows no performance).
>
>   I then downloaded the latest version of madwifi-ng using svn checkout http://svn.madwifi.org/trunk madwifi-ng.
>   make and make install complete without errors. However after issuing modprobe ath_pci, wifi0/ath0 are still not listed under ifconfig or iwconfig.
>
>   lsmod |grep ath lists ath_pci, wlan and ath_hal as having been installed properly. Howver I have noticed that they do not load during start up.
>   I have manually added ath_pci to the rc.modules file which seems to have fixed that problem however dmesg does not seem to list any reference to them.
>
>   I have tried installing both madwifi and madwifi-ng with the same results, I must admit that I am very new to Linux and I apologise in advance for any fundamental mistakes that I may have made.
>
>   I appreciate your time and hope you can help.
>
>
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> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:37:27 +0200
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> Subject: [Madwifi-users] Unknown symbol error
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> Madwifi-users,
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>
> Im still struggling to load the module.
>
>
> I have just installed Slackware 13.1 on a samsung r580 with an atheros
> Ar 9285 card in it.
>
>
>
> When installing I began by blacklisting the ath9k drivers and rebooting
> (The card seems to work prefectly using these drivers, however packet
> injection shows no performance).
>
>
>
> I then downloaded the latest version of madwifi-ng using svn
>  checkout http://svn.madwifi.org/trunk madwifi-ng.
>
> make and make install complete without
>  errors. However after issuing modprobe
>  ath_pci, wifi0/ath0 are still not listed under ifconfig
>  or iwconfig.
>
> I was advised to rather use insmod with dmesg and this provided the following list of errors.
>
>
> bash-4.1# insmod ath_pci.ko | dmesg| grep ath
>
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_check_mic
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_encap
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_input
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_ifattach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol _ath_hal_attach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_beacon_update
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_process_noisefloor
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_find_rxnode
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_skb_track
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_dev_kfree_skb_list
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_ref_node
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_vap_setup
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_ifdetach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_input_monitor
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_dev_kfree_skb
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_unref_node
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_computetxtime
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_crypto_newkey
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_crypto_setkey
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_dump_pkt
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_ioctl_create_vap
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_dev_alloc_skb
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_mhz2ieee
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_stop_running
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_cipher_none
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol _ath_hal_detach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_crypto_delkey
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_debug_global
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_skb_untrack
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_media_change
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_beacon_miss
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_beacon_alloc
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_iterate_nodes
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_vap_attach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wme_updateparams
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_ibss_merge
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_mhz2ieee
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_probe
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rate_attach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_print_decoded_register
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rate_detach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_send_qosnulldata
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_create_vap
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wme_acnames
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_input_all
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_media_status
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_start_running
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_vap_detach
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_announce
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_mark_dfs
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_chan2ieee
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_state_name
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_init_channels
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_dturbo_switch
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_crypto_encap
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_chan2mode
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_getrssi
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_find_txnode
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ieee80211_cancel_scan
> ath_pci: Unknown symbol ath_hal_getwirelessmodes
> insmod: error inserting 'ath_pci.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module
>
> Google let me to several possible solutions but none of them are applicable to Slackware, I am now at something of a loss.
>
>
> I have tried installing both madwifi and madwifi-ng with the same
> results, I must admit that I am very new to Linux and I apologize in
> advance for any fundamental mistakes that I may have made.
>
>
> Once again I will greatly appreciate any help you can provide.
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Re: Madwifi-users Digest, Vol 51, Issue 2

Pavel Roskin
On Mon, 2010-08-16 at 09:42 -0700, soumya metukul wrote:
> I had same issue. This happens if you had already installed madwifi
> before and it needs to be uninstalled completely. The other option
> would be to install driver on bootup.
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> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
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Please read what you are quoting.

> > Today's Topics:
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> >    1. Re: ath9k compile error (Pavel Roskin)
> >    2. wifi0/ath0 not listed under ifconfig (ielix)
> >    3. Re: wifi0/ath0 not listed under ifconfig (Tom Sharples)
> >    4. Unknown symbol error (ielix)

Nobody knows what of those messages you wanted to reply to.

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