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#1 2005-03-31 13:51:33

orjanp
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iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

When I'm trying to scan for all available networks I get:

# iwlist eth1 scanning
eth1      Interface doesn't support scanning : Operation not supported

My wireless card works fine if I set every parameter manually. I'm currently using the orinoco drivers that came along with ArchLinux.
It seems like that the version of the orinoco drivers installed doesn't support the scan stuff. But building the new orinoco drivers failed with

/usr/local/download/orinoco/orinoco-0.15rc2/orinoco_pci.c: In function `orinoco_                                          pci_suspend':
/usr/local/download/orinoco/orinoco-0.15rc2/orinoco_pci.c:330: error: too many a                                          rguments to function `pci_save_state'
/usr/local/download/orinoco/orinoco-0.15rc2/orinoco_pci.c: In function `orinoco_                                          pci_resume':
/usr/local/download/orinoco/orinoco-0.15rc2/orinoco_pci.c:347: error: too many a                                          rguments to function `pci_restore_state'
make[2]: *** [/usr/local/download/orinoco/orinoco-0.15rc2/orinoco_pci.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/local/download/orinoco/orinoco-0.15rc2] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.11.3-ARCH'
make: *** [modules] Error 2

So I did try the wlan-ng26 driver downloaded and installed with pacman.

I remove the orinoco modules with

[root@ArchThinkpad orjanp]# modprobe -r orinoco_pci

But when I try to insert the prism2_pci module, it doesn't exist. Why?

[root@ArchThinkpad orjanp]# modprobe prism2_pci
FATAL: Module prism2_pci not found.

Any heads up on what to do?

This is iwconfig before removing the orinoco modules.

[root@ArchThinkpad orjanp]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Prism  I"
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00   Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   
          Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3  
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off

          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/92  Signal level=-68 dBm  Noise level=-122 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

This is lspci

[root@ArchThinkpad orjanp]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM USB (Hub #3) (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 42)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1250 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:02.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 42)


This is lsmod before removing orinoco.

[root@ArchThinkpad orjanp]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
radeon                 78336  1 
ohci_hcd               23048  0 
ehci_hcd               36488  0 
irtty_sir               7552  0 
sir_dev                18636  1 irtty_sir
irda                  144184  1 sir_dev
crc_ccitt               2432  1 irda
parport_pc             29252  0 
parport                38600  1 parport_pc
rtc                    13260  0 
pcspkr                  4044  0 
eepro100               32528  0 
orinoco_pci             7552  0 
orinoco                44172  1 orinoco_pci
hermes                  9472  2 orinoco_pci,orinoco
yenta_socket           23560  0 
rsrc_nonstatic         11648  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            51488  2 yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
snd_intel8x0m          19396  0 
snd_intel8x0           34624  0 
snd_ac97_codec         79224  2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm_oss            56224  0 
snd_mixer_oss          21120  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                98564  4 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              27268  1 snd_pcm
snd                    59492  7 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore              10848  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         10244  3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
i2c_i801                8972  0 
i2c_core               23296  1 i2c_i801
usbhid                 47744  0 
uhci_hcd               33424  0 
usbcore               125560  5 ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd,usbhid,uhci_hcd
shpchp                100996  0 
pci_hotplug            34760  1 shpchp
tsdev                   8256  0 
joydev                 10560  0 
evdev                   9984  0 
cpufreq_powersave       2176  0 
cpufreq_userspace       5680  0 
p4_clockmod             6164  0 
speedstep_lib           4868  1 p4_clockmod
freq_table              5008  1 p4_clockmod
e100                   37760  0 
mii                     5760  2 eepro100,e100
nls_cp437               6144  1 
vfat                   14976  1 
fat                    41884  1 vfat

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#2 2005-03-31 14:18:54

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

i use orinoco_pci too ... and have the same error not being able to scan ... fortunately i never needed to scan for networks

[root@Asteraceae damir]# iwlist eth2 scan
Warning: Driver for device eth2 has been compiled with version 18
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 17.
Some things may be broken...

eth2      Interface doesn't support scanning : Operation not supported

the warning about the new version of the driver is because i use kernel26mm that has newer drivers


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#3 2005-03-31 14:22:40

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

i just have seen you have a thinkpad ... i have a A31p and prism module does NOT work with the MiniPCI wireless in this laptop (that i know for sure! - you have to use orinoco)

02:02.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)

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#4 2005-03-31 14:29:59

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

i searched the net and found this:

http://www.tzi.de/~plasmahh/orinoco.html

but there is not really much info about how old these patches are, what licence and why they are not in the linus kernel tree ... hmmm ... unfortunately i have no time to check this things now ... stay tuned (and to remind me, you can post a whishlist in bugs.archlinux.org against kernel26mm to include this patch) ... the chance is good that i include it, if it works and does not break anything else


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#5 2005-03-31 15:32:22

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

How can I check witch version of the orinoco drivers I have?


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#6 2005-03-31 15:46:44

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

orjanp wrote:

How can I check witch version of the orinoco drivers I have?

boot, load the module and then do:

[damir@Asteraceae ~]$ dmesg | grep orinoco_pci
[4311248.948000] orinoco_pci 0.14alpha2 (Pavel Roskin <proski@gnu.org>, David Gibson <hermes@gibson.dropbear.id.au> & Jean Tourrilhes <jt@hpl.hp.com>)
[4311248.954000] orinoco_pci: Detected device 0000:02:02.0, mem:0xf8000000-0xf8000fff, irq 11

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#7 2005-03-31 20:13:17

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

Thanks.

I installed the 0.15RC1 version of the Orinoco drivers found here.

I rebooted but I still had the 0.13 version. I did a make and make install as the readme file said.

What do I have to do to update the driver?


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#8 2005-03-31 20:20:44

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

orjanp wrote:

Thanks.

I installed the 0.15RC1 version of the Orinoco drivers found here.

I rebooted but I still had the 0.13 version. I did a make and make install as the readme file said.

What do I have to do to update the driver?

do you use a PKGBUILD?

update the driver: if it was copied to the right place and the kernel knows about it (depmod -a) it should work

for a start, check under

 ls -la /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/

that your module is installed under the correct location (the orinoco files should be newer than the other ones)

if this is so, make sure you are depmod -a (as root) ... and if even this is ok, then either you are running the new modules or something strange happened


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#9 2005-04-01 12:14:48

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

Thanks.

The problem was that the drivers was installed at the wrong location. I just copied them to the correct place. Now it's working.

Thanks again.


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#10 2005-04-01 12:34:13

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

orjanp wrote:

Thanks.

The problem was that the drivers was installed at the wrong location. I just copied them to the correct place. Now it's working.

Thanks again.

the new version supports scanning?


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#11 2005-04-01 14:37:02

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

Yes it does. smile I found a german mail list where it was indicated that an update would fix it. Not that I understand much german. At least solved was a clue good enough for me.

And b.t.w. I didn't use a PKBUILD, since I have no clue on how to make one. Sadly I haven't got the time at the moment to learn it either.

I did use the 0.15RC1 rather then the 0.15RC2, since the last one didn't compile on my machine.


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#12 2005-04-01 17:30:20

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

orjanp wrote:

Yes it does. smile I found a german mail list where it was indicated that an update would fix it. Not that I understand much german. At least solved was a clue good enough for me.

And b.t.w. I didn't use a PKBUILD, since I have no clue on how to make one. Sadly I haven't got the time at the moment to learn it either.

I did use the 0.15RC1 rather then the 0.15RC2, since the last one didn't compile on my machine.

great news! thanx!


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#13 2005-05-04 09:36:40

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

hello guys,

I also just discovered i can't scan in Linux with my MA401 but I can in windows - i tried the 0.15RC1 drivers linked above and they are installed in the correct location but they don't seem to be being used - when i use dmesg | grep orinoco_cs it still shows the old ones

as my card is is also wlan_ng26 compatible can i use that instead to simply scan?  I don't need all that auto connect compatibility crap!

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#14 2005-05-04 10:11:09

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

are you sure they are in right dir? depmod?


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#15 2005-05-04 10:15:42

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

I had the same problem.

The drivers are installed in the wrong directory.

They have been installed in /lib/modules/2.6.11.7/....
,not in /lib/modules/2.6.11.7-arch/....
The last one is the correct one. The kernel version number may of course differ.

Just move them, and reboot or load them manually.


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#16 2005-05-04 10:25:29

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

Here is my pkgbuild

#Contributor: dibblethewrecker dibblethewrecker.at.jiwe.dot.org
pkgname=orinoco
pkgver=0.15rc1
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="A new driver for Lucent/Cabletron IEEE 802.11 wireless cards as well
as most Prism II based wireless cards"
url=""
license=""
install=
source=($pkgname-$pkgver.tar.gz)
md5sums=()

build() {
  cd $startdir/src/$pkgname-$pkgver
  sed -i "s|MODULE_DIR_TOP = /lib/modules/$(KERNEL_VERSION)|MODULE_DIR_TOP = $startdir/pkg/lib/modules/$(KERNEL_VERSION)|g" ./Makefile
  sed -i "s|CONF_DIR = /etc/pcmcia|CONF_DIR = $startdir/pkg/etc/pcmcia|g" ./Makefile

  make || return 1
  make install
}

it placed the files in:
lib/modules/2.6.11-cko3/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/

which looks right to me?

orjan - what does you dmesg | grep return?

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#17 2005-05-04 10:36:58

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

Now it return v 0.13 since I haven't reinstalled the drivers after my reinstall of archlinux.
But it did report 0.15rc1 after I had installed them.

Just try to search for the drivers.
# updatedb
# slocate orinoco

To make sure the path is correct.

What does
# uname -r

give?


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#18 2005-05-05 04:48:27

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

uname -r
2.6.11-cko3

# updatedb
# slocate orinoco

i know they are there i can see them

i tried the depmod - i'lll try some other things

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#19 2005-05-05 12:01:03

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

if the module is written for the 2.6. kernels, you shoulud be able to build and install it without any sed'ing:

  make || return 1
  make INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$startdir/pkg 
       KDIR=/lib/modules/$(eval uname -r)/build 
      install || return 1

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#20 2005-05-08 03:58:00

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

wow - ok dp

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#21 2005-05-08 14:06:22

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

dibblethewrecker wrote:

wow - ok dp

does/did it work?


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#22 2005-05-09 06:44:49

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

um - no - it installed straight in the modules dir - no probs tho!

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#23 2005-05-09 07:21:34

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

So your pkgbuild works?


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#24 2005-05-09 11:11:51

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

my PKGBUILD works except the modules already exist as part of the kernel pkg so you have to force it then reinstall the kernel pkg to get the old ones back if you uninstall it

pacman and replacement modules aren't exactly a great combination

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#25 2005-05-18 03:54:19

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Re: iwlist scanning gives: Interface doesn't support sc [solved]

ok - i can't get it to report the updated orinoco drivers what ever i try

have now started trying hostap drivers - which seems to work ok but then didn't - this is annoying me!

i just want to know if i can actually use my ma401 with iwlist scan in linux!

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