EDIT sorry for not checking this before, but maybe my problem is related to the one outlined here http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB2/v ... ht=atheros
That issue is more extreme--I can still bring up my Atheros interface without having a system freeze or anything, but I can't get it to work properly. And also, I just got my Atheros card, so I can't say whether rt73 and madwifi coexisted peacefully in the past or not.[/quote1p9f89js]
It seems reasonable to assume yours and my problems are related. I just wanted to add that, in my case, removing the rt73 module does not help either, as it doesn't help in your case. My madwifi freeze happens regardless... In both cases, madwifi initially works normally, and the skew happens only when the (legacy) rt73 driver is installed.
Also, please note that regarding the coexistence of my ath0 and rausb0, it depends which of the entirely different development threads of the drivers are loaded -- 1) the driver provided by ralinktech (http//www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/S ... Linux.html ), 2) the new rt2x00 driver, or 3) the legacy rt73 module.
The official ralinktech.com release did not seem to hamper my madwifi in anyway. The rt2x00 driver, may have actually hampered it somewhat -- now that I re-read my own earlier post and see that i reported problems with "ifconfig ath0 up" hanging at the command line -- but not to the point of freezing my entire system completely. Or that my have been due to having more than one ralink driver/module loaded simultaneously
Only the legacy rt73 CVS version, thus far, has produced my freezes.
(In terms of feature benefits, there are pros and cons for each version, and i found that, with the given tradeoffs, the rt73 legacy module is most ideal for my situation. Starcrasher and Spy84464 have spelled out the difference in this thread http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/phpBB2/v ... php?t=4530 )
I am hoping someone will inventory and identify everything that gets written and overwritten during the culprit installation. The fact that the effect persists without the rt73 being loaded is rather unusual.