Can't load firmware

Fernando Apesteguía fernando.apesteguia at
Wed Jun 25 17:10:41 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 5:56 PM, Andrew Thompson <thompsa at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 05:27:47PM +0200, Fernando Apestegu?a wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm facing some problems with my IPW2200 NIC. It seems I can't load
>> the firmware (from system log):
>> firmware_get: failed to load firmware image iwi_bss
>> Both if_ipw and ipw_bss modules are loaded.
>> This very same computer works fine with linux, including loading the firmware.
> Have you set legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf?

No. I'm aware of the iwi man page, but after I did that I got a
message in /var/log/messages complaining about the
legal.intel_ipw.license_ack variable, not the one specified in the iwi
man page.

I set the last one to 1 but I got the firmware loading problem. If
this has changed, I suppose it should be fixed in the documentation

Any more ideas? Any debugging hints?

Thanks in advance

> Andrew

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