if_wpi will not work for me
dennis.melentyev at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 06:08:55 PDT 2008
Hi again, Gary!
I've just managed to upgrade to RELENG_7. Internal WiFi generally
works for me: device is present, air scanning works. Not checked for
AP connectivity though.
Please, let me know if you have any progress with configs/etc.
PS. D830 is pretty good thing except sound not working for loud and
some microphone problems are there. Also, do not know if BlueTooth and
any of card slots are working.
2008/3/20, Dennis Melentyev <dennis.melentyev at gmail.com>:
> Hello Gary,
> Everything looks reasonable. Attached is a collection of data on my
> setup (note driver version is quite old!!!). Have no chance yet to try
> with newer one.
> There is an ambiguity in wpa_supplicant and rc.conf settings, but I
> gave both configs just to be fair. AFAIU, rc.conf is used ATM.
> Also note, that I have no AP at work, so device is not associated in
> the logs. But it does work at home.
> 2008/3/20, knowtree at aloha.com <knowtree at aloha.com>:
> > > My notebook is HP Compaq nc2400 running FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE
> > >
> > > kldload if_wpi give me
> > > Mar 18 10:29:34 juba kernel: wpi0: <Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG> mem
> > > 0xf0000000-0xf0000fff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci8
> > > Mar 18 10:29:34 juba kernel: wpi0: could not allocate memory resource
> > > Mar 18 10:29:34 juba kernel: device_attach: wpi0 attach returned 6
> > >
> > > and ifconfig show no wpi0
> > >
> > > I have not seen this behaviour mentioned before, so could anyone
> > > give me some hints, please?
> > >
> > > mvh
> > >
> > > johan
> > I have been describing related problems in a different thread, but it might
> > help others if I join this one.
> > Before I go on, a big mahalo (thanks) to everyone with advice on how to get
> > my Lucent Gold wifi card working better. Much better now.
> > My Dell Latitude D830 has a built-in wifi interface which Dennis Melentyev
> > said might work with the wpi driver. I followed his advice and the
> > instructions on the wpi man page, but no luck yet.
> > Here is my entire /boot/loader.conf file, which includes stuff for the
> > sound card (which does not send output through the built-in speakers, which
> > is not much of a loss).
> > sound_load="YES"
> > snd_hda_load="YES"
> > # enable ATAPI/CAM driver for CD-ROM
> > atapicam_load="YES"
> > # enable wpi wireless driver for Dell internal
> > legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1
> > if_wpi_load="YES"
> > wlan_load="YES"
> > wlan_amrr_load="YES"
> > firmware_load="YES"
> > wpifw_load="YES"
> > Does it matter what sequence these come in?
> > Here the output of kldstat:
> > Id Refs Address Size Name
> > 1 19 0xc0400000 926ed4 kernel
> > 2 2 0xc0d27000 4a5ac sound.ko
> > 3 1 0xc0d72000 14324 snd_hda.ko
> > 4 1 0xc0d87000 4d20 atapicam.ko
> > 5 1 0xc0d8c000 f140 if_wpi.ko
> > 6 1 0xc0d9c000 25f60 wpifw.ko
> > 7 1 0xc0dc2000 6a1c4 acpi.ko
> > 8 1 0xc5987000 22000 linux.ko
> > I noticed some things not listed, wlan, wlan_amrr, and firmware. Just for
> > fun I tried loading them manually, and got this:
> > # kldload wlan.ko
> > kldload: can't load wlan.ko: File exists
> > The other two, wlan_amrr, and firmware, do the same. I suspect that means
> > those modules are configured into the kernel. ???
> > When the system boots I see no sign of activity from wpi0. It does not
> > appear in /var/run/dmesg.boot or /var/log/messages. Is there a log file for
> > loader.conf?
> > The computer has an LED that is on in Windows (it comes on about half way
> > through the boot sequence), but remains off when I boot into FreeBSD from
> > power-on. The slider switch on the side of the computer does not switch on
> > the radio. If I go into Windows, then restart and select FreeBSD, the LED
> > remains on but with no change, still nothing in the logs or in the output
> > of ifconfig.
> > I can load and unload if_wpi without error.
> > I added this to /etc/rc.conf:
> > network_interfaces=bge0 wi0 wpi0
> > to try to force recognition of wpi0 but no change. (bge0 is the built-in
> > wired Ethernet NIC.)
> > Any suggestions?
> > Gary Dunn
> > Open Slate Project
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> Dennis Melentyev
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