On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Alexander Sack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Manolis Kiagias <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Alexander Sack wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello:
>>>
>>> I have installed FreeBSD-7.0-amd64 stable on my new AMD X2 Turon based
>>> notebook, a MSI-1710A (GX710Ax) which has a generic embedded
>>> controller.  During boot up I notice that ATH complains with:
>>>
>>> ath_rate: version 1.2 <SampleRate bit-rate selection algorithm>
>>> ath_hal: 0.9.20.3 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
>>> ath0: <Atheros 5424/2424> mem 0xfd7f0000-0xfd7fffff irq 16 at device 0.0
>>> on pci2
>>> ath0: Reserved 0x10000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xfd7f0000
>>> ath0: [MPSAFE]
>>> ath0: [ITHREAD]
>>> ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 13
>>> device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6
>>>
>>> HAL status 13 from the header file seems to indicate that the
>>> 7.0-STABLE driver doesn't support my hardware revision.  Here is my
>>> pciconf -l output:
>>>
>>
>> Maybe you could try compiling a kernel with a newer hal. This is the kind of
>> hack we use on the eeepc. Have a look at this:
>>
>> http://nighthack.org/wiki/EeeBSD
>
> Thank you SO much for this link.  That's EXACTLY what I want to do
> because I realize that this is a HAL problem.  I've been searching
> like MAD where I could get an updated binary HAL for this chipset
> (PCIe based).

Btw, is there any particular reason you chose the version you linked
against what's the current stable release?  Also is this the only
place to get updated ath HAL's?

-aps
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