Hi all.. Novice user having woes getting Atheros card up in
air.lightz at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 11:43:20 PST 2006
Here is where I am at now.
Before we start, heres a DETAILED link to my exact wireless card:
A nice guy named Eric from Germany e-mailed me with some information,
saying to check out this website:
He thought that maybe the fix for his card might work for mine, but it
doesn't appear to have.. Here is exactly what I did
I copied that source code from
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=8966525 for the
'ar5k.c' file and compiled it.
I then went to /usr/src/sys/dev/dev/ath and edited the 'if_ath.c'
file. Correct me if I'm wrong but I was just supposed to change that
one line of 'return EINVAL' to 'return 0' right?
So I did that, saved it, and re-compiled the kernel fully, installed
it, and rebooted, but I don't see even the slightest bit of info about
the card still when the system boots up, and I definitely don't have
an ath0 device still. Is there something like an 'lspci' command in
Linux where I can get all the information from the card by probing it
or whatever? FreeBSD can't detect this thing for the life of it :(
Did I do anything wrong in those instructions?
Is there anything I can do?
On 1/27/06, resonant evil <air.lightz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, someone told me about this exact card, I guess he figured it used
> Atheros so that meant it would work.. I wish I was so lucky.
> A nice fellow from Germany sent me an e-mail with a link to patching a file
> in the kernel, but I'm not sure how to do it.. But I guess I'll give it a
> Does anyone else have any other advice for me here? Is there anything I can
> do or did I just purchase an absolute waste of money?
> Thanks guys
> On 1/27/06, Peter Jeremy <peterjeremy at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-Jan-26 20:10:56 -0800, resonant evil wrote:
> > >Hi there.. So I can't use this wireless card at all right now? Damn
> > >did I buy this thing then.. People from the mailing list showed me this
> > one
> > >so I ordered it :-(
> > That exact card, or that model number? One major problem with PC
> > hardware is that vendors regularly "update" the electronics without
> > changing the model designations. This doesn't affect Windoze users
> > because they provide updated drivers to match.
> > --
> > Peter Jeremy
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