Ralink driver and FreeBSD 6.2?
Thomas David Rivers
rivers at dignus.com
Wed Feb 21 01:01:59 UTC 2007
Forent Thoumie wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-19 at 23:05 -0500, Thomas David Rivers wrote:
> > I've got a Dell Dimension 4100 (circa 2000) running FreeBSD 6.2.
> > I plugged in a Linksys WMP54G wireless PCI card, which should
> > be supported by the 'ral' driver. However, my pciconf says:
> > none2 at pci2:9:0: class=3D0x028000 card=3D0x00551737 chip=3D0x03011814 re=
> v=3D0x00 hdr=3D0x00
> > vendor =3D 'Ralink Technology, Corp'
> > class =3D network
> Load the if_ral.ko module using kldload (or/and /boot/loader.conf) or
> recompile your kernel with "device ral".
> PS: This is a question for stable at freebsd.org, not hackers at FreeBSD.org.
> Florent Thoumie
Many thanks for the suggestion - I should have provided more
information, but, in fact, I did have the proper command in
This was with the out-of-the-box GENERIC kernel. When I added
the option in /boot/loader.conf, it complained about ral already
being there - so I'm pretty sure it's in the kernel.
That's what led me to freebsd-hackers instead of freebsd-stable,
as something is "amiss" here.
I'm beginning to wonder if it's the version of the card. Apparently,
Ralink has a few versions - this is the linksys WMP54G version 4.1
instead of version 4.0. Perhaps the "probe" in if_ral.c doesn't
find this card?
I last did serious Freebsd kernel debugging in the FreeBSD 4.x
timeframe, and a *lot* of things have changed since then. As soon
as I can find my way around again, I'll start looking into what's
Also - on a related thread - using NDIS on this card doesn't
work too well either. I can ifconfig the card, use DHCP to get
everything set-up, but the first packet moving through it
gets a very lovely panic. When I get kgdb up-and-running,
I'll have more info to pass along.
- Dave Rivers -
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