hostap confuses X11

From: Anthony Heading (
Date: 2002-09-23 14:01:46 UTC


    I'm just starting trying to use hostap, which seems to initialize pretty cleanly on this machine (Linux 2.4.19, SMP dual 400Mhz PIIs, XFree86, Matrox MGA G200)

kernel: hostap_plx: hostap_plx.c 0.0.0 2002-09-12 (SSH Communications Security Corp, Jouni Malinen)
kernel: hostap_plx: (c) Jouni Malinen <>
kernel: PLX9052 PCI/PCMCIA adapter: mem=0xdf800000, plx_io=0x0, irq=10, pccard_io=0xb000
kernel: hostap_plx: Registered netdevice wlan0
kernel: wlan0: NIC: id=0x8003 v1.0.0
kernel: wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v0.3.0
kernel: wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v0.7.6

    Only problem is that after hostap_plx is loaded, X will not work properly - the screensaver and DPMS screen powerdown appear to kick every couple of seconds. Waving the mouse furiously can keep the display alive. Disabling the screensaver etc makes things look a bit more normal, but timing is still very wrong - the key repeat rate is totally erratic, double-keys and pauses and so on.

    Unloading hostap_plx and then restarting X doesn't fix the problem - it seems once hostap_plx has been loaded then X is irrevocably kaput.

    Any suggestions how I could debug further?



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