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Bug 69883

Summary: patch to add support for scanning to orinoco_cs wireless driver
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: jochen <jochen.eisinger>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: Mobile Herd (OBSOLETE) <mobile+disabled>
Severity: enhancement CC: grimmlin
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 68964    

Description jochen 2004-11-02 13:47:24 UTC
The orinoco wireless driver appears to be the only one missing support for scanning for APs (according to uberlord). He also gave an URL pointing to a patch fixing this:

please integrate that patch into pcmcia_cs/kernel/orinoco ebuild

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Henrik Brix Andersen 2004-11-03 01:30:32 UTC
There's already a stand-alone net-wireless/orinoco ebuild including this functionality.

A patch for pcmcia_cs should be considered, not sure about sys-kernel/gentoo{-dev,}-sources.
Comment 2 jochen 2004-11-03 01:54:59 UTC
since there is a orinoco ebuild now, maybe you could just disable the orinoco drivers in the pcmcia-cs ebuild?
Comment 3 Jaime Martin 2005-03-25 05:53:30 UTC
I think that orinoco Gentoo ebuild DOESN'T including monitor mode:

If you try to run "iwprivi eth1" doesn't show "monitor" mode. Plasmahh's driver is the only one supports monitor mode with kernel 2.6. Please, include this driver in portage or update orinoco ebuild.

Comment 4 Michael Zanetta 2005-03-29 12:30:19 UTC
It seems taht the plasmahh patch is the only one that support monitor mode with cards that have a firmware 8.72.


I'd like to have it directly inside pcmcia-cs...
Comment 5 Jaime Martin 2005-04-02 07:54:45 UTC
He doesn't say that it doesn't works with firmwares non-8.72, he says that HE only try out with firmware 8.72.

I haven't an orinoco 8.72 firmware and this patch works fine.
Comment 6 Michael Zanetta 2005-04-03 14:05:22 UTC
I didn't said that either... I have a 8.72 and an other card with 8.10.
The plasmahh works with both but the pcmcia-cs driver doesn't at least with the 8.72 one.
That's what I said.

You can give it a try, it will probably works with your card. If you don't want to change your drivers, you can download my livecd and check if kismet works.
Th patch for orinoco is the plasmahh one.
Comment 7 Henrik Brix Andersen 2005-04-28 02:40:05 UTC
Please see if net-wireless/orinoco-0.15_rc2-r2 fixes this issue - I have no problems with scanning here...
Comment 8 Henrik Brix Andersen 2005-05-21 14:22:03 UTC
Closing due to lack of feedback.