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Xywa
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] ath9k & new kernel 3 Reply with quote

Hi,

After changing kernel from 2.6 into 3 (3.0.6-gentoo x86_64) I have problems with wifi on my laptop.

As usually I did module-rebuild populate & module-rebuild rebuild, but...

(1) I tested this few times and module ath9k is ALWAYS loaded automatically with kernel 2.6 after starting the system, but with kernel 3 this module is loaded automatically ONLY when in file etc/conf.d/modules is added a line -> modules="ath9k". Without this after starting the system (with kernel 3) I have to add module manually by typing modprobe eth9k.

(2) With kernel 2.6 after starting the system I have an interference wlan0 and I can use my wifi by WiCd, but with kernel 3 I have an error (either after loading module automatically or manually)
Code:
# ifconfig wlan0
 wlan0: error fetching interface information: Device not found

...and I can't use wifi :(

What should I do?
Why, even if I have module ath9k, I can't use wifi?
Code:
# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
ath9k                  68260  0
ath9k_common            2360  1 ath9k
ath9k_hw              274717  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
nvidia              11897659  43


Ifconfig -a for kernel 2.6
Code:
# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:54:69:26:1b 
          inet addr:192.168.0.6  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::223:54ff:fe69:261b/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:864 (864.0 B)  TX bytes:1992 (1.9 KiB)
          Interrupt:41 Base address:0x4000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1912 (1.8 KiB)  TX bytes:1912 (1.8 KiB)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4 
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:22:43:1c:6d:eb 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


Ifconfig -a for kernel 3
Code:
# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:23:54:69:26:1b 
          inet addr:192.168.0.6  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::223:54ff:fe69:261b/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:123 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:143 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:38651 (37.7 KiB)  TX bytes:23737 (23.1 KiB)
          Interrupt:41 Base address:0xc000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:1408 (1.3 KiB)  TX bytes:1408 (1.3 KiB)

sit0      Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4 
          NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same issue as http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-6797930.html#6797930 ?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark_alec wrote:
Same issue as http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-6797930.html#6797930 ?


Many THX! This perfectly solved my problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Duplicate Threads in favor of the thread marc_alec identified.

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