[kismac] Re: AR5008

  • From: Beat Zahnd <beat.zahnd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:12:00 +0200

OS X usese a different binary format called Mach-O. Linux uses ELF. As the HAL is not available in Mach-O format its impossible to make use of the available HAL binaries.

Michael Miller wrote:

Is the HAL only availible for Linux(i.e. can it not be molded to fit
OSX's kext standard)? Also, does it support packet injection/monitor
mode with kismac under linux? While it may not be ideal to use a
binary package, if it supports what is needed, then it should work,

On 4/14/07, Beat Zahnd <beat.zahnd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The madwifi project is not of much help as it is based on closed
source HAL available only in binary form.

Greetings, Beat

On Apr 14, 2007, at 7:31 PM, Michael Miller wrote:

> Now that the madwifi project has added experimental support for the
> AR5008 drivers, will they be ported to OSX? I realize that porting
> the drivers is significant work, but now that the majority of
> documentation of the chipset has been completed it shouldn't be
> that hard to create drivers for OSX, right?

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