iwconfig gives ath0: no such device

Ken Gosier ken at
Sat Aug 19 17:11:13 EDT 2006

Just wanted to follow up with this, and send along many thanks for all the

I was able to install and build madwifi from the tarball. I first had to
get the kernel sources, which were included on the suse cd's. I also had
to install gcc, which for some reason suse didn't install by default.

I didn't use the earlier madwifi rpm's b/c the Netgear is now not
communicating with the router on my Windows partition. (The cable modem
got unplugged yesterday, and when it came back, Windows wouldn't talk with
it.) Which means I now have wireless Internet through suse but not
Windows. Which is fine by me. :-)

Next up is to see if I can get YaST to resize my partitions. My /home is
too big, and /usr too small.

Many thanks again for all the help!

Josh ChaitinPollak wrote:
> On Aug 16, 2006, at 5:30 AM, Ken Gosier wrote:
>> 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.
> If I had to guess, you either need to install madwifi .9.0:
> smp-0.9.0_2.6.16.13_4.1-1.2.i586.rpm
> or upgrade your kernel (probably a security update), and install this
> package:
> smp-0.9.1_2.6.16.21_0.8-1.1.i586.rpm
> You'll need to resolve the dependancies and get one of those installed.
>> Linux linux-w0zs #1 SMP Wed May 3 04:53:23 UTC 2006
>> i686
>> i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> Notice you have, so you'll need to get that to match the
> version encoded in the rpm's filename. Either upgrade your kernel and
> install the 0.9.1 package or just install the 0.9.0 package. You'll
> probably need to uninstall the 0.9.1 utility package and install the
> older one too, if you go that route.
> I'm betting if you run your security updates through yast your kernel
> will be bumped to though.
> -Josh
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