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August 10th, 2007, 05:22 PM

I'm trying to install madwifi on my slackware 12
First i cd the madwifi directory,then i do a "make",then i do a "make install"
but when i do "modprobe ath_pci" it gives me "ath_pci mod not found"or something similar. I tried several time's but it give's me the same.

can you help me?

August 10th, 2007, 06:52 PM
i believe that you need to use "sudo" in the "make install" and "sbin/modprobe ath-pci". this is for a Atheros wireless card{are you sure its an atheros card} found this here -

1. extract the driver
$tar -jxf madwifi-
2. enter the directory of the driver
$cd madwifi-
3. make the kernel modules
4. install the kernel modules
$sudo make install
5. insert the kernel module
$sudo /sbin/modprobe ath-pci
6. configure your wireless with kwifimanager :D

here is another great how-to http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo

August 11th, 2007, 04:40 PM
Thanks for your help.it's working now

August 17th, 2007, 02:48 AM
You can compile it or save yourself some time by using the slackware package.