UPDATE: I noticed in the kernel changelogs on ftp.kernel.org that the patch did get added in 2.6.22, so if a kernel that new will be available soon, I would like to try it out. I will continue with the effort I describe below in .
I haven't yet stepped into the world of building my own kernel modules, so I thought I would ask if one of you who already have everything in place could rebuild something for me real quick.
Basically, there is a bug in hostap_cs.c that affects the LINKSys DWL-650 RevP from being driven by hostap_cs. The bug is documented here with a patch provided from the site:http://hostap.epitest.fi/bugz/show_bug.cgi?id=197
I don't know if this patch is making its way into the mainline kernel, but it looks that way from some of the comments. I am using 18.104.22.168, and I don't think it has been fixed as of then (since my card still doesnt show up when the driver is loaded). I was going to try 22.214.171.124 but got nervous by some comments on the forum that made it sound like that is for SOHO and I am using Standard. Should I try the latest kernel with Standard before going to all this trouble?
Could I bug one of you to rebuild the hostap_cs.ko after applying the patch and then passing it along here?
I will start reading up on how to get all this set up myself, but some help would be appreciated.
EDIT: One more thing. Some comments on he DSL forum indicated that you need to explicitly enable firmware loading when building this module. Here is the link to that thread that has some specifics if this is unclear....http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-n/f/viewtopic.php?t=450&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15