HEADS UP: ath_hal updated to 0.10.5.10 -- PLEASE TEST

Sam Leffler sam at freebsd.org
Sat Sep 20 00:57:36 UTC 2008


Frank Mayhar wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 16:02 -0700, Duane Wessels wrote:
>   
>> On Mon, 15 Sep 2008, Henri-Pierre Charles said:
>>
>>     
>>> I've tried 7.1-BETA and 8.0-CURRENT-200809 on my eeepc model 701
>>>
>>> 7.1 does not recognize ath0, as expected, but 8.0-CURRENT does.
>>>       
>> For the record, the same is true for my Acer Aspire One.  After
>> updating sys/contrib/dev/ath to HEAD I now have a working ath0.
>> hooray!
>>     
>
> On the other hand, mine doesn't.  I have a brand new Lifebook E8420 and
> I believe the Atheros wireless chipset is an a/g/n chipset.  It lists
> as:
>
> none0 at pci0:32:0:0:      class=0x028000 card=0x147c10cf chip=0x002a168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>
> I read somewhere that this chipset is supported by the new ath9k Linux
> driver but, of course, I run FreeBSD.
>   
That's a merlin part (aka 9280); I've got untested changes to support 
it.  Unfortunately I don't have a card so it may take a while to get 
something out.   Unfortunately it's not feasible for me to send out test 
code to try until I can actually work w/ a card.

    Sam



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