misc/178115: Laptop (Asus X55VD) locks up when configuring wifi (Ralink RT5390) from LiveCD mode of official install medium
purpleritza at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 19:10:01 UTC 2013
>Synopsis: Laptop (Asus X55VD) locks up when configuring wifi (Ralink RT5390) from LiveCD mode of official install medium
>Arrival-Date: Wed Apr 24 19:10:00 UTC 2013
>Originator: Goran Tepshic
>Release: 9.1-RELEASE amd64
FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243825: Tue Dec 4 09:23:10 UTC 2012 root at farrell.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
I bought a new lappy the other day and I thought to power it with FreeBSD but seems it has some sort of problem with my ral0 WiFi chip (Ralink's RT5390) as whenever I try to enable WiFi by creating a wlan0 device and up it from official install DVD's LiveCD mode, the console locks up and I can't even change terminal. Keyboard and screen also lock up; only way out is to hard reset the laptop.
I figured Ralink chips are well supported but this one is giving me a headache for some reason. I tried both amd64 9.1-RELEASE and 10-CURRENT but to no avail.
Here's dmesg output from within the LiveCD:
Also, pciconf -l -v output:
I'm trying to configure WiFi by following the Handbook:
# ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ral0
wlan0: Ethernet address: a4:17:31:0f:47:94
# ifconfig wlan0 up scan
And this is the place where everything locks up, on bringing device up. Let me know if I could do anything else.
Thanks in advance.
bring device up by:
# ifconfig wlan0 up
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