Re: [iwlwifi] fail to load firmware

From: Pete Wright via freebsd-wireless <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 17:40:30 UTC

On 12/29/21 09:36, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Dec 2021, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Dec 2021, Pete Wright via freebsd-wireless wrote:
>> Hi Pete,
>>> hello - i've got an intel device currently working under iwm:
>>> iwm0: <Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 9560> mem 
>>> 0xdd338000-0xdd33bfff at device 20.3 on pci0
>>> iwm0: hw rev 0x310, fw ver 34.3125811985.0, address
>>> after building CURRENT on the 28th and attempting to load if_iwlwifi 
>>> via /boot/loader.conf i get these errors when the firmware tries to 
>>> load:
> I am sorry; I hadn't fully realised;  if you load the driver from
> loader you'd have to load the fimrware manually as well as otherwise
> there's no file system yet to load it from.
> Problem is the loader.conf syntax doesn't allow you to say,
> foo-bar-baz_load="YES".
> My suggestion is to instead load the module from rc.conf adding
>     kld_list="if_iwlwifi"
> there or exteding the line accordingly (in case there is some drm module
> there already).

ah ok cool - let me give this a spin and let you know how it goes. i 
think that is how i got it working previous when i was testing your patches.


Pete Wright