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Introduction

I tried to use my new configuration with Ubuntu 6.10, but the network never works. With the gentoo minimal installation CD, the network works only on eth1. I tested eth0 with net-setup command, and the IP address runs only few seconds.

->solution found: I use baselayout-1.12.9 and the correct wireless file described below and all works fine.

Wifi-AP Solo

Note: kernel 2.6.23 have integrated rtl8187 driver! To compile this module in 2.6.23, enable:

Linux Kernel Configuration: Enable 8187 in Kernel 2.6.23
Networking --->
  Wireless --->
     <M> Improved wireless configuration API 
     < > Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
     < > Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack
Device Drivers --->
  Network device support --->
    Wireless LAN --->
      [*] Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) 
      <M> Realtek 8187 USB support 
Cryptographic options --->
  [*]Cryptographic API
  <*>ARC4 cipher algorithm
Library routines
  ---CRC32 functions

The board is based on the Realtek 8187 Chip. This configuration is for the people who want to use WEP encryption. I didn't test the others.

Linux Kernel Configuration: Wifi
Networking --->
  [*]Networking support
  < > Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack
Device Drivers --->
  Network device support --->
    Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) --->
      [*] Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless Extensions
Cryptographic options --->
  [*]Cryptographic API
  <*>ARC4 cipher algorithm
Library routines
  ---CRC32 functions
Code: Wifi
#emerge net-wireless/wireless-tools
#emerge rtl8187
#wget ftp://202.65.194.18/cn/wlan/rtl8187_linux_26.1010.zip
#unzip rtl8187_linux_26.1010.zip
#cd rtl8187_linux_26.1010
#./makedrv
#cp ./beta-8187/r8187.ko /lib/modules/2.6.x-gentoo-rx/net/
#cp ./ieee80211/*.ko /lib/modules/2.6.x-gentoo-rx/net/
#echo r8187 >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.X
#echo ieee80211-rtl >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.X
#echo ieee80211_crypt_wep-rtl >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.X
#echo ieee80211_crypt_tkip-rtl >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.X
#echo ieee80211_crypt_ccmp-rtl >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.X
#echo ieee80211_crypt-rtl >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.X
#ln -s /etc/init.d/net.lo /etc/init.d/net.wlan0
#rc-update add net.wlan0 default
#nano -w /etc/conf.d/net
        essid_wlan0="MY_ESSID"
        channel_wlan0="7"
        key_MY_ESSID="XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XX enc open"
        config_wlan0=( "dhcp" )
        dhcpcd_MY_ESSID="-t 10 nodns nonis nontp"

High Definition Audio

Choose this one:

Linux Kernel Configuration: Sound Card
Device drivers --->
  Sound --->
    <*> Sound card support
      Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
        PCI Devices --->
          <*>Intel HD Audio

see http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml for more information about the configuration.

SATA Controller

Linux Kernel Configuration: Sound Card
SCSI Device Support -->
  SCSI low-level drivers --->
    <*>Serial ATA (SATA) support
      <*>NVIDIA SATA support

if you use HDD, CDROM player respectively.

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