The Atheros 9285 patch on 8.0-stable
kingedgar at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 05:32:59 UTC 2010
On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 22:00, Jason Garrett <kingedgar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 02:38, James Colannino <james at colannino.org> wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> I have an Asus EEE PC 1005HA, which has an Atheros 9285 wireless chipset.
>> I discovered that Rui Paulo wrote a driver, and put up a patch for the 8.0
>> stable kernel here:
>> It seems to have worked for some people. After patching and re-compiling
>> my kernel, it did manage to detect the device on my machine, but
>> unfortunately, I'm unable to scan for networks or associate with my network.
>> Here's what happens:
>> The machine boots, and I see the ath0 interface when I run ifconfig. I
>> then run the command 'ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0' and successfully
>> create wlan0. However, when I run the command 'ifconfig wlan0 scan', the
>> command doesn't seem to do anything, and I eventually have to CTRL-C it.
>> Has anybody else had this problem? Is it a known issue? Maybe I'm doing
>> something wrong? It was mentioned that testers were needed for this driver,
>> and I'd love to help out if possible. If anybody wants me to send any
>> additional information, just let me know.
>> Thanks so much everyone!
>> Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but has this driver been committed to
> STABLE yet, or do we still need to apply the patch? I am about to embark on
> installing FreeBSD on this exact model with the exact wifi chip.
Also CC'ing rpaulo@ to have his input.
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