[SHR-Testing] Wireless Frustration (was: Re: [SHR-Testing] /etc/network/interfaces edit question)

Konstantin Chaosspawn23 at gmx.net
Tue Apr 28 19:58:09 CEST 2009

George Brooke schrieb:
> On Tuesday 28 April 2009 12:49:44 Helge Hafting wrote:
>> Adam Jimerson wrote:
>>> Well it is nice to see that I am not the only person with this problem,
>>> for me Mofi doesn't even load, I am installing the one from opkg.org
>>> <http://opkg.org> to see if I have any better luck with it.
>> I have trouble with wifi in SHR testing too. I suspect a kernel problem.
>> I usually run wpa_supplicant. Failing that, I connect to WEP networks
>> using "iwlist" "iwconfig" commands directly. Even these low-level tools
>> fails most of the time. Occationally iwlist eth0 scan will work, but
>> repeat the command and eth0 suddenly "doesn't support scanning". And of
>> course it won't ever connect to any access point. Similiarly, iwconfig
>> may claim there is no support for setting the essid.
>> Having low-level stuff like iwconfig fail is what makes me suspect a
>> kernel problem.
> Try rmmod a6000 (I think thats the correct module) them modprobing it again as 
> that some times works for me.

I tried that once, too, which resulted in a kernel panic. The funny thing was
that I was in the middle of a phone call, which went on nevertheless until the
other side hung up. Smartphones are interesting devices :D

> solar.george


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