atheros 9285 wifi

Maciej Milewski milu at
Thu Jul 14 11:28:00 UTC 2011

On czwartek, 14 lipca 2011 04:25:59 Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:02:02 +1000, freebsd-
questions at wrote:
> >  So are you saying I can't just grab the ath module?
> Depends. Maybe a newer version of the module requires a more
> recent version of the kernel, because a new interface or
> function was added...
> > I'd rather stick to release, but I guess if I'm having to rebuild the
> > kernel each update...
> You _can_ try to just compile (1st step) and load (2nd step)
> the module with the RELEASE kernel, but it's not guaranteed
> to work. Both steps may require updates in sources or in the
> running kernel as illustrated above.
You may try to get ath driver from -HEAD and compile it with your RELENG_8 
tree[1]. There are many fixes for this chipset in the -HEAD. The coming 9 will 
have it(I don't know the timeframe for the release though)



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