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Posted by:Bert
Subject:D-Link DWL-G630 and Fedora Core 4
Date:00:04:55 05/03/2006

You need to install driver madwifi-old instead of madwifi-ng
sounds like you have installed madwifi-ng

Also depending on setup or number of cards it might be ath0 instead of ath1.

> Hi,
> I'm a newbie to Linux wireless. I followed the instuctions on the madwifi site for compiling and installing the latest madwifi drivers. I configured the source in the kismet.conf to be "source=madwifi_g,ath1,Madwifi-G".
> When I launch kismet, I get the following message when Kismet tries to put the card in monitor mode:
> FATAL: Failed to retrieve list of private ioctls 7:Argument list too long
> I tried booting the same system using the BackTrack CD from When I configured the source statement in the kismet.conf file there, it launched successfully.
> Does anyone know why kismet is having trouble getting the card into RFMON mode under FC4?
> Thanks.
> Craig

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