HEADS UP: ath_hal updated to 0.10.5.10 -- PLEASE TEST

Frank Mayhar frank at exit.com
Sat Sep 20 05:12:14 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 17:57 -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
> 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.

I would happily pay for a card if that would help.  Just pick out the
one you want and let me know.
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