[kismac]

  • From: "globo" <globo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 09:58:55 +0100

Hi everyone,

my Powerbook died and i wanted to wait for the 2ng gen macbooks. Now
I've got one and tried how kismac would work with it. Signal reception
is way better than the powerbook but i guess that was always the case,
even with the ibooks.

I compiled 217 and at first glance everything works fine. A few
glitches here and there.
Kismac dumps a lot of GPS-device data into the log. I have it up on the
desktop with geektool. Kinda hard to catch the "important" messages
when there's a new line every second or so.

"2006-12-06 10:50:25.316 KisMAC[390] nmesgs 3, tmsg 3, satsinview 11,
sat1 prn 4 signal 240582687, sat2 prn -1341002320 signal 6603632, sat3
prn -1839244802 signal 5332992, sat4 prn 8 signal 6703536"

I had a few crashes. Not sure why though.
"KisMAC(601,0x1876400) malloc: *** error for object 0x6f0670: double
free
KisMAC(601,0x1876400) malloc: *** set a breakpoint in szone_error to
debug"

I also had problems with my DWL-122 A1. The loved spinning ball of
death....
"2006-12-07 09:27:31.131 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack: Detected a Prism2
card
2006-12-07 09:27:31.189 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack: Firmware vendor
31, variant 1, version 1.7
2006-12-07 09:27:31.191 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack: MAC 0x0 0xf 0x3d
0xe9 0xb4 0xda
2006-12-07 09:33:36.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
2006-12-07 09:33:41.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
2006-12-07 09:33:46.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
2006-12-07 09:33:51.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
2006-12-07 09:33:56.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] Timeout error.
2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::unable to execute
commmand (00000002)
2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::_disable:
_doCommand(wlcDisable) failed
2006-12-07 09:34:01.001 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::setChannel:
Couldn't disable card
2006-12-07 09:34:01.005 KisMAC[189] USBIntersilJack::Data overrun,
attempting to clear the pipe stall
...
"

I can't tell for sure but it seemed that after waking up kismac would
run fine but wouldn't pick up new APs. After a restart it worked again.

Since I was gone so long I didn't want to post a new ticket.
It's great to see that Kismac is alive and kicking.

globo

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