i386/62382: 'wi' driver Netgear MA311 (PCI) Prism 2.5, VIA Apollo
chipset mobo, 'wi' crash during boot
murray_baker at NOSPAM.ihug.com.au
Thu Feb 5 03:50:24 PST 2004
>Synopsis: 'wi' driver Netgear MA311 (PCI) Prism 2.5, VIA Apollo chipset mobo, 'wi' crash during boot
>Arrival-Date: Thu Feb 05 03:50:16 PST 2004
>Originator: Murray Baker
Sorry can't do, no boot. (4.9 boot flop, or 4.9 GENERIC)
During boot 'wi' detects Prism 2.5, then has varying symptoms.
* kernel page fault
* incorrect firmware version[s], eg 0.0.0 instead of 1.0.1 and 1.3.5
* incorrect firmware ID, 'Lucent' detected instead of Intersil.
* microuptime going backwards
It did boot once, then 'wicontrol' locked the machine solid.
Mobo is 'noname', chipset is labelled 'VXpro' but IDs as VIA apollo.
CPU is IDT WInchip.
A 'closed source os' seems to work correctly on same HW. Driver and WLAN
util seem to run ok, firmware updater worked ok. (I have not attempted
WLAN networking with this os.)
4.9 GENERIC on a notebook with D-Link DWL-650, also Prism 2.5, boots ok
and doesn't show these problems.
Same combination of HW?
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