atheros 9285 wifi
vince at unsane.co.uk
Fri Jul 15 09:46:40 UTC 2011
On 15/07/2011 03:15, freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au wrote:
> On Thu 14/07/11 9:28 PM , Maciej Milewski wrote:On czwartek, 14
> lipca 2011 04:25:59 Polytropon wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:02:02 +1000, freebsd-
> > > 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 Maybe a newer version of the module requires a more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
> > > 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
> tree. 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)
> Ok, I tried that- I did look into running stable as well, something
> Polytropon mentioned which twigged and I thought I might go that way,
> but looking into it further it is still a development branch. I think
> I need a bit more stability for my users.
> I bit the bullet and built subversion (which I'm more comfortable with
> than cvs) and pulled down ath from head (specifically
> head/sys/dev/ath, head/sys/modules/ath, head/sys/modules/ath_pci -
> tried stable as well, but got the same result as now). I'm having
> trouble building though (if I need to switch to a different list let
> me know - just a little painful with no working network): I get some
> odd file not found errors on some includes (headers from ath_hal
> specifically), and when I fix that I get HAL_PHYERR_PARAM not defined
> errors which I can't quite figure out. A point in the right direction
> will do; right now I'm getting lost in the maze a bit.
> I'm going to keep trying to untangle this, but some assistance would
> be appreciated.
are you following the instructions from Adrian (currently the ath
I do this myself and its working well. (atheros 9280 though)
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