Atheros and Madwifi

  • cnstarz
Posted: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 07:51
I'm hoping someone can help with installing Madwifi on my laptop. Its an AMD64 Turion system and when I lspci i get the following: 02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006X 802.11abg NIC (rev 01) Well I go to synaptic add the repositories for madwifi and install apparently successfully Still no wireless. So I then follow the "debian way" instructions on the madwifi site. When performing the m-a a-i madwifi under root terminal the make-install fails. The log shows everythin going along nicely up to this point: make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.21-1-multimedia-amd64' CC [M] /usr/src/modules/madwifi/ath/if_ath.o In file included from :1: /usr/src/modules/madwifi/ath/../include/compat.h:60:1: error: "__packed" redefined Its not really clear to me what the problem is and I'm a complete novice to debian. Any sugestions? Regards Matt