Edwin L. Culp wrote:
> "Alexander Sack" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribió:
>> Final update, I got everything working!  I came home and connected by
>> new notebook using the latest PCIe Atheros chipset to a WPA2 network
>> using wpa_supplicant!  Yippie!
>> Hope this thread helps someone else,
>> -aps
>> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 5:17 PM, Alexander Sack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 3:44 PM, Alexander Sack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 3:35 PM, Edwin L. Culp  
>>>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>>> "Manolis Kiagias" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribió:
>>>>>> Edwin L. Culp wrote:
>>>>>>> "Alexander Sack" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> escribió:
>>>>>>>> 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: (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).
>>>>>>> That makes two of us ;)
>>>>>>> My dmesg is very, very similar to yours and hoped that this would
>>>>>>> work.
>>>>>>> ath0: <Atheros 5424/2424> mem 0xf2200000-0xf220ffff irq 19 at device
>>>>>>> 0.0
>>>>>>> on pci5
>>>>>>> ath0: Reserved 0x10000 bytes for rid 0x10 type 3 at 0xf2200000
>>>>>>> ioapic0: routing intpin 19 (PCI IRQ 19) to vector 64
>>>>>>> ath0: [MPSAFE]
>>>>>>> ath0: [ITHREAD]
>>>>>>> ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 13
>>>>>>> device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6
>>>>>>> I followed the instructions from the web page, recompiled and it
>>>>>>> made no
>>>>>>> difference which really worries me that I must have done  
>>>>>>> something wrong.
>>>>>>> cd madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007/hal
>>>>>>> cp -R * /usr/src/sys/contrib/dev/ath/
>>>>>>> I did not erase it previously but  am going to try that.  I made no
>>>>>>> kern
>>>>>>> configuration changes to find that the hal is from contrib.  Is
>>>>>>> there
>>>>>>> nothing else I should do?
>>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Well, I have only tested this on the eeepc and can confirm it works.
>>>>>> Maybe different atheros chipset have other problems not directly
>>>>>> related
>>>>>> to the hal version.
>>>>>> You do not need to do anything more that what is shown in the  
>>>>>> page: untar,
>>>>>> replace the existing files, recompile / install kernel, reboot.  
>>>>>> If you got
>>>>>> no errors during the kernel compilation phase, you can safely  
>>>>>> assume you did
>>>>>> everything correctly, and the problem lies elsewhere.
>>>>> At least there was a ray of hope for the time it took to compile  
>>>>> the kernel.
>>>> Ed:
>>>> I took recompiled and got the same issue.  If I use the LATEST mad
>>>> distro I get some compile bugs (ath_desc_status was moved into
>>>> ath_desc structure in ah_desc.h) which I can't completely work around
>>>> (apparently the API into the HAL has changed as well).  What I'm
>>>> trying to do is look at the Linux driver and understand the newer API
>>>> in order to get past this compile issue and see if this works.
>>>> Otherwise I believe we are SOL.
>>>> Does anyone know if the CURRENT contains an updated ath HAL AND driver
>>>> for support of newer PCIe based chipsets?
>>>> If I get it to work I will let you know...
>>> Ok the trick is not to get it from the madfi project.  Get it from the
>>> author directly!
>>> If you grab:
>>> http://people.freebsd.org/~sam/ath_hal-20080528.tgz
>>> Copy the contents into the src/sys/contrib/dev/ath/* and recompile,
>>> you should now see ath attach properly to the your NIC card.  Thanks
>>> go to my friend jkim for pointing this out since he has a similar
>>> notebook/chipset and runs CURRENT successfully.  I tried using CURRENT
>>> ath but there is to much vap support in it and it turned out the
>>> 7.0-RELEASE driver works.
>>> Now ath attaches properly and I'm going to test it out!  (this is at
>>> least much further than a bad attach status code from the HAL).
>>> Let me know how it goes,
> Going  G R E A T  for the first time I see:
> ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, AR5416, RF5111, RF5112,  
> RF2413, RF5413, RF2133, RF2425, RF2417)
> ath0: <Atheros 5424/2424> mem 0xf2200000-0xf220ffff irq 19 at device  
> 0.0 on pci5
> ath0: [ITHREAD]
> ath0: WARNING: using obsoleted if_watchdog interface
> ath0: mac 14.2 phy 7.0 radio 10.2
> and an ifconfig ath0 shows:
> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
>       ether 00:1d:d9:27:5c:e5
>       media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
>       status: no carrier
> My problem is now the no carrier, I think that I'm very close but  
> still no cigar.
> Thanks soooooo much for your help.  Gonna bang away and the manuals  
> and google to find out why, no carrier.  I have an AP a few feet away  
> and iPhone works great.

Did you get this to ever work?  I am now running into the same issue.  What
had happened was I sent my notebook back to fix a plastic latch and at the
sametime work changed the wireless AP settings.  Now when the chipset comes
up I constantly get no carrier and ifconfig ath0 scan list just hangs (sits

Any idea what maybe the issue?  This is highly frustrating because it WAS
working (I'm using a new 7.0-STABLE, from yesterday freshly built against
Sam's latest HAL).


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