i386/110065: wi device cannot attach to D-Link DWL-520 rev. E1

Remko Lodder remko at elvandar.org
Thu Mar 8 07:30:12 UTC 2007

The following reply was made to PR kern/110065; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Remko Lodder <remko at elvandar.org>
To: Tim Judd <p2nd8vp02 at sneakemail.com>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: i386/110065: wi device cannot attach to D-Link DWL-520 rev. E1
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 08:23:04 +0100

 On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 05:55:37AM +0000, Tim Judd wrote:
 > FreeBSD usemy.homeunix.org 6.2-STABLE FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #0: Wed Feb 28 06:30:27 MST 2007     root_(at)_usemy.homeunix.org:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/WORKSTATION  i386
 > >Description:
 > the wi driver was listed as compatible with the DWL-520 D-Link PCI wireless card.  D-Link has made (essentially) 5 revisions of this card, and the E1 revision I have won't work.
 > The kernel sees a prism device, tries to initialize and attach a driver to the device, but the error given is 'busy bit won't clear' (or similar).
 > It is true, both LINK and BUSY LEDs are on, 100% constant during this time, and I think the E1 card changes it's initialization method/paramaters.
 > Seems to be a show-stopper for all BSD systems, the couple of Linux distributions I've tried, but will work flawlessly on Windows (with D-Link's drivers, of course).
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > Insert a D-Link DWL-520 rev. E1 card into an available slot and boot with the GENERIC kernel.
 > >Fix:
 Please supply us with a boot -v output (you can enter this at the boot loader prompt) and an pciconf -vl so that we can
 actually see the location of the device etc (and possibly fix this).
 (Note that this is a general issue not something i386 specific so I will place this under 'freebsd-bugs' instead of
 Kind regards,
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