How to load iwi firmware at boot time

Ivan "Rambius" Ivanov rambiusparkisanius at
Tue Sep 26 04:38:25 PDT 2006


I have an Acer TravelMate 4060 laptop with FreeBSD 6.1 running on it.
I have Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG wireless network card which I use
successfully. I have the following iwi related entries in rc.conf:

## Intel Wireless Adapter settings
ifconfig_iwi0="ssid **** DHCP"

This used to bring up my iwi0 interface at boot time and I had a
working internet connection after the machine had booted.

However, this morning I did "make world" (attaching cvsup files for
the kernel and ports for completeness). The iwi firmware was not
loaded at boot time and the following messages are given:

$ dmesg | grep iwi
iwi0: <Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG> mem 0xb0101000-0xb0101fff irq 17
at device 4.0 on pci6
iwi0: Reserved 0x1000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xb0101000
iwi0: bpf attached
iwi0: Ethernet address: 00:13:ce:0c:45:a1
iwi0: bpf attached
iwi0: bpf attached
iwi0: [MPSAFE]
iwi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
iwi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps
24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
iwi0: Please load firmware

I have to manually load the firmrare invoking the following commands as root:
# iwicontrol -i iwi0 -d /boot/firmware -m bss
# ifconfig iwi0 up

Could you please advise me how I can load automatically the firmware
during boot time?


P.S. Here is the output of uname -a:
FreeBSD ****.**** 6.1-RELEASE-p7 FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p7 #0: Tue Sep 26
13:13:00 EEST 2006     root@****.****:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC

Tangra Mega Rock:
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