kern/165212: [ath] No WiFi on Acer Aspire One 751h (Atheros
AR5BHB63 & AR5B95)
adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 21:17:52 UTC 2012
I bet it's that. Rfkill and acpi can be a pain. Ath5k and ath9k have had issues with it in the past.
I'll see if my acer sspire one (running windows) has the same issue when booting freebsd..
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On Feb 20, 2012 12:20 PM, Dave Mischler <jake at mischler.com> wrote:
The following reply was made to PR kern/165212; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Dave Mischler <jake at mischler.com>
To: Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org>
Cc: freebsd-wireless at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: kern/165212: [ath] No WiFi on Acer Aspire One 751h (Atheros
AR5BHB63 & AR5B95)
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:16:18 -0500
> can you attach this to the PR too?
OK. I tried to attach the previous message, too, but I assume the
system was unhappy with the 180KB+ log file.
> There's no errors here, it's just not RX'ing anything.
> Is there an rfkill switch/button? (ie, some button that
> enables/disables wifi?) It may be a function switch?
There is such a switch. I have tried playing with it under FreeBSD,
and got nowhere. I don't seem to have to touch it under Ubuntu (or
maybe I only had to use it once).
> Have you loaded
> the relevant ACPI module for your laptop (which sometimes maps the
> rfkill line to ACPI somehow, I don't know the real details.)
Other than having FreeBSD try to use ACPI, I don't know anything about this.
This appears in the boot log, and might be relevant:
Feb 20 16:11:25 halfpint kernel: acpi0: <ACRSYS ACRPRDCT> on motherboard
Feb 20 16:11:25 halfpint kernel: ACPI Error: Could not enable PowerButton event (20120215/evxfevnt-217)
Feb 20 16:11:25 halfpint kernel: ACPI Warning: Could not enable fixed event 0x2 (20120215/evxface-575)
Feb 20 16:11:25 halfpint kernel: acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Feb 20 16:11:25 halfpint kernel: acpi0: reservation of 3f800000, 70800000 (3) failed
Feb 20 16:11:25 halfpint kernel: cpu0: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
Feb 20 16:11:25 halfpint kernel: cpu1: <ACPI CPU> on acpi0
How do I find out if there is an ACPI module available, and if so, how to load
and enable it? When I got this netbook it had a dead hard disk (i.e. no software),
and no useful documentation. I have downloaded the available user and quick start
guides from Acer but I don't see much useful info.
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