iwi failing after portupgrade
sam at errno.com
Sat Feb 18 11:38:15 PST 2006
Gregers Petersen wrote:
> David Reid wrote:
>> Did a portupgrade last night and now my iwi card works only
>> intermittently, if at all. Error log shows a LOT of
>> "unknown notification type 15"
>> The card had been working fine for the last 3 months until the
>> portupgrade decided to update the iwi-firmware. Any ideas?
> The notification you mentions has had quite a bit of attention on the
> 'iwi' homesite discussionforum - it seems to be a problem in
> relationship with the porting onto the FreeBSD platform .. supposedly
> the most recent iwi-firmware edition should have taken care of the problem.
> I had until a few days ago the same notifications - but then I
> re-compiled my system and kernel from 6-Release to 6-Stable (6.1
> Prerelease #2 of the 14. of February) + included the iwi-module with the
> most recent firmware in the kernel. The 'Type 15' has dissapered and the
> whole setup is 100% stable ... it is my impression that if you load
> 'iwi' as a module things are less stable (especially when it comes to
> initial connection with an AP) - but this is not scientifically proven,
> just a personal subjective experience :-)
Notification msg 15 means the card is telling the host the "link
quality" is deteriorating. The reason you don't see it after upgrading
is the author recently removed the message from the driver.
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