[RFT] Intel 3945abg wireless driver (wpi)
Benjamin.Close at clearchain.com
Thu Nov 1 18:32:11 PDT 2007
Max Laier wrote:
> On Friday 02 November 2007, Lars Engels wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 10:23:44AM +1030, Benjamin Close wrote:
>>> Howdy All, I'm pleased to announce the first 'official'
>>> experimental version of the wpi wireless driver and hence require
>>> your help in making it become stable.
>>> Expect a few things not to work (ie bg scanning, setting txpower) but
>>> in general the driver should be usable in station mode (hostap is not
>>> yet supported).
>>> If you've got an Intel 3945abg wireless card, grab the tarball at:
>>> Untar and follow the instructions in the README.
>>> If you want more info about the driver, or to checkout the FAQ
>>> I'm interested in all reports related to panics, things not working
>>> as expected, etc. The driver still has debug enabled so expect a few
>>> messages to be dumped to the screen whilst in use.
>>> Finally, many thanks to all those that have been helping debug the
>>> driver along the way.
>> Good to know that someone is still working on it.
>> However, it doesn't work for me. I cannot load the firmware:
>> lars at ttyp3 # kldload wpifw
>> lars at ttyp3 # dmesg
>> wpifw: You need to read the LICENSE file in
>> /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_wpi/. wpifw: If you agree with the license,
>> set legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
>> module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (wpifw_fw, 0xc6d1151c, 0) error 1
>> lars at ttyp3 # grep legal.intel_wpi.license_ack /boot/loader.conf
>> lars at ttyp3 # sysctl legal
>> sysctl: unknown oid 'legal'
> It's not a sysctl it's in kenv, but if it's in loader.conf it should be in
> kenv, too.
>> And I even read the license! ;-)
You shouldn't need to manually kldload the wpifw, wpi will pull it in
for you. However, if you have the line in loader.conf it should work - I
take it you did reboot for the setting to be grabbed?
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