Which chip is it?
Chances are if there's issues like this, it's to do with PCI bus
enumeration than the actual driver. Would you try booting 8.0 on it to
see if that worked? Or 7.0?
On 31 October 2012 12:20, <hu...@hush.com> wrote:
> I'm new to FreeBSD. I decided to install 9.0-RELEASE (amd64) on a
> machine I have been given, which has a PCI WLAN card installed.After
> booting the newly installed system, I ran ifconfig, which however only
> shows fxp0, plip0 and lo0.I tried to google for users with similar
> problems and follow suggestions made by others in hopes to fix the
> problem. In the process, I compiled a new kernel with AH_DEBUG and
> ATH_DEBUG and created /boot/loader.conf with the two following
> Since I do not have a network connection of the affected machine, I
> will only type in the part of the dmesg output which I guess could be
> relevant. If you want, I could try to find a USB drive or something
> similar to post the whole dmesg output.
> ath0: mem 0xfdee0000-0xfdeeffff irq 16 at device 4.0 on
> pci2ar5212ChipTest: address test failed addr: 0x00008000 -
> wr:0x00000000 != rd:0xffffffffar5212Attach: hardware self-test
> failedath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 14device_attach:
> ath0 attach returned 6
> I tried a Ubuntu live-CD, which recognised the WLAN card and allowed
> me to connect to my network and browse the web.
> I don't know what I could do to solve this issue. I'm willing to try
> various things, especially since this machine is not in any way in
> productive use right now (and there is no valuable data stored
> Being quite proficient in C and C++, I wouldn't mind if your
> suggestions involved me looking at some code and modifying it in some
> places. However, please keep in mind that, since I'm a new FreeBSD
> user, I'm have no idea about the inner workings of the FreeBSD code
> (although I had brief look at the ath sources prior to writing this
> mail.) Also, I don't know anything about programming hardware, and I
> don't know much about IEEE 802.11 either.
> I would be very thankful for all kinds of input. Please let me know if
> you need further information.
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