iwconfig gives ath0: no such device

Ken Gosier ken at
Wed Aug 16 05:30:11 EDT 2006

I downloaded and installed all the 0.9.1 rpm's from:

The ones with kmp in the name told me I was missing a kernel dependency.
Still I get no joy from 'modprobe ath_pci'. (Also, there were no ath_pci*
files under /lib/modules.)

The output of uname -a is:

Linux linux-w0zs #1 SMP Wed May 3 04:53:23 UTC 2006 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Probably now I should try to build madwifi from the tarball. It needs
kernel sources to make itself; hopefully I can track them down from YaST.

Many thanks for all the help so far--

Josh ChaitinPollak wrote:
> On Aug 15, 2006, at 8:53 PM, Ken Gosier wrote:
>> Also I did:
>> linux-w0zs:~ # modprobe ath_pci
>> FATAL: Module ath_pci not found
>> Um, help?
> Well, that would be your problem right there.
> What is the exact file name of the rpm's you downloaded and what is
> the output of:
> $ uname -a
> It looks like either you didn't install the rpm with modules, or the
> rpm you installed is for a different kernel version that what you are
> running. If you poke around in /lib/modules/ you might be able to
> find ath_pci in a different kernel revision than what you are
> running. Something like this:
> cd /lib/modules
> find . -name ath_pci*
> If I'm right (sometimes happens) you'll need to compile or find
> modules to match your kernel version.
> -Josh
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