[RFT] Intel 3945abg wireless driver (wpi)
tevans.uk at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 5 06:52:11 PST 2007
On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 14:49 +0000, Tom Evans wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 10:23 +1030, Benjamin Close wrote:
> > Howdy All,
> > I'm pleased to announce the first 'official' experimental version
> > of the wpi wireless driver and hence require your help in making it
> > become stable.
> > Expect a few things not to work (ie bg scanning, setting txpower) but in
> > general the driver should be usable in station mode (hostap is not yet
> > supported).
> > If you've got an Intel 3945abg wireless card, grab the tarball at:
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~benjsc/downloads/wpi/20071102-freebsd-wpi.tar.gz
> > Untar and follow the instructions in the README.
> > If you want more info about the driver, or to checkout the FAQ checkout:
> > http://www.clearchain.com/wiki/Wpi
> > I'm interested in all reports related to panics, things not working as
> > expected, etc.
> > The driver still has debug enabled so expect a few messages to be dumped
> > to the screen whilst in use.
> > Finally, many thanks to all those that have been helping debug the
> > driver along the way.
> > Cheers,
> > Benjamin
> Hi Benjamin
> I had a chance to compile the new driver at lunch time today. The driver
> loads semi-successfully - no errors, but it reports 25 'bus_dmamem_alloc
> failed to align memory properly' warnings. It can then be brought up,
> but attempting a 'ifconfig wpi0 scan' hangs.
> /var/log/messages (attached) reports 'wpi0: fatal firmware error'.
> ^T reports:
> load: 0.08 cmd: ifconfig 84691 [sbwait] 0.00u 0.01s 0% 704k
> This is running RELENG_7 from 26/10/07.
> I am fairly sure that there is no wifi connection available in the
> office though, so I will also try again tonight, sitting the laptop next
> to an AP.
One thing I didn't mention: this was using latest code from p4, not the
tarball. I'll try both the tarball and the p4 code tonight.
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