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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ath9k: make driver usable standalone
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Distributions? Using deprecated APIs?

That's unpossible! :-)



Adrian

2011/8/18 Pavel Ivanov <paivanof@gmail.com>:
>> Iwconfig and iwlist are themselves deprecated. Iw is the new wireless
>> configuration tool.
>
> I've just tried to use iw and it didn't quite work for me. Maybe it's
> interfering with something installed in Ubuntu by default but
> connect/disconnect commands didn't seem to do anything. And why these
> commands can be executed only as root?
> Well, maybe in Ubuntu 11.10 it will work better.
>
>
> Pavel
>
>
> 2011/8/17 Gábor Stefanik <netrolller.3d@gmail.com>:
>> 2011/8/17 Pavel Ivanov <paivanof@gmail.com>:
>>>> WIRELESS_EXT is not required for configuring wireless on recent
>>>> kernels - in fact, the WEXT API is deprecated in favor of nl80211 now.
>>>
>>> Since what version it's deprecated? Do user-space tools know about this new API?
>>>
>>> Neither iwconfig nor iwlist worked for me without WIRELESS_EXT.
>>>
>>>
>>> Pavel
>>>
>>
>> Iwconfig and iwlist are themselves deprecated. Iw is the new wireless
>> configuration tool.
>>
>>>
>>> 2011/8/17 Gábor Stefanik <netrolller.3d@gmail.com>:
>>>> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 5:28 AM, Pavel Ivanov <paivanof@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> When ath9k is the only wireless driver included in the build
>>>>> WIRELESS_EXT configuration option becomes undefined. Because of that
>>>>> driver becomes essentially unusable as you can't actually connect to
>>>>> any WiFi network. By including WIRELESS_EXT into Kconfig we ensure
>>>>> that build with ath9k and without other drivers (having WIRELESS_EXT
>>>>> selected in their Kconfig) is actually usable.
>>>>
>>>> WIRELESS_EXT is not required for configuring wireless on recent
>>>> kernels - in fact, the WEXT API is deprecated in favor of nl80211 now.
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Pavel Ivanov <paivanof@gmail.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig
>>>>> b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig
>>>>> index d9c08c6..2573f77 100644
>>>>> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig
>>>>> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/Kconfig
>>>>> @@ -11,6 +11,7 @@ config ATH9K
>>>>>        select LEDS_CLASS
>>>>>        select NEW_LEDS
>>>>>        select ATH9K_COMMON
>>>>> +       select WIRELESS_EXT
>>>>>        ---help---
>>>>>          This module adds support for wireless adapters based on
>>>>>          Atheros IEEE 802.11n AR5008, AR9001 and AR9002 family
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