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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:2.6.30 kernel not working with Kismet
Date:16:12:56 25/01/2010

> When I upgraded from kernel to kernel 2.6.30-gentoo-r8 I found out that I could no longer use Kismet with my zd1211 based USB wifi device. I even changed the "/usr/src/linux" link to point to the new source and recompiling Kismet.
> With the new kernel I can connect to the Internet and use commands like "iwlist eth2 scan". But, when I try to run Kismet I get the following error.
> FATAL: Failed to retrieve list of private ioctls 95:Operation not supported
> When I configured the kernel I uses the script to update the kernel config file, then I tweaked the configuration with "make gconfig". As far As I remember I did not change the zd1211 parameters.
> "zcat /proc/config.gz | grep -i zd1211" yields
> # CONFIG_ZD1211RW_DEBUG is not set
> Does anyone have an idea that I can try?

Be sure you're running the latest kismet (2010-01). You completely changed everything about your drivers, and the since the older kismet releases predate your kernel they don't handle it very gracefully.

I'd also suggest going to 2.6.32 or at least installing the compat-wireless backports, because I recall .30 having a lot of wireless problems in general.


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