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From: hiren panchasara <hi...@freebsd.org>
To: mexas <me...@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: bug-follo...@freebsd.org
Subject: Re: kern/176104: [iwn] iwn0: iwn_intr: fatal firmware error
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:52:43 -0700

 On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 4:48 AM, Anton Shterenlikht <me...@bris.ac.uk> wrote:
 >         From hiren.panchas...@gmail.com Mon Jun 24 19:31:55 2013
 >
 >         Assuming you have 4965 chipset,
 >
 > yes, I do:
 >
 > iwn0@pci0:3:0:0:        class=0x028000 card=0x11108086 chip=0x42308086 
 > rev=0x61 hdr=0x00
 >     vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
 >     device     = 'PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection'
 >     class      = network
 >
 > iwn0: <Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965> mem 0xdf2fe000-0xdf2fffff irq 17 at 
 > device 0.0 on pci3
 >
 > and I have:
 >
 > device          iwn             # Intel 4965/1000/5000/6000 wireless NICs.
 > device iwn4965fw
 >
 > in the kernel config.
 >
 >         this seems to be some weird firmware
 >         error. I see many users (including linux) reporting similar issues 
 > but
 >         could not find any definitive solution.
 >
 >         At most you can try getting the latest firmware for your chipset and 
 > try it out.
 >         Probably from http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlegacy
 >
 > # cat /usr/src/sys/modules/iwnfw/iwn4965/Makefile
 > # $FreeBSD: head/sys/modules/iwnfw/iwn4965/Makefile 201209 2009-12-29 
 > 19:47:34Z rpaulo $
 >
 > KMOD=   iwn4965fw
 > IMG=    iwlwifi-4965-228.61.2.24
 >
 > .include <bsd.kmod.mk>
 > #
 >
 > According to your link, this is the latest version.
 > However, there is a question mark (?) against it.
 > I don't know what it means, perhaps that they are
 > not sure if it works correctly.
 > I wonder if an earlier  version should be used instead?
 
 Yeah, no harm in trying. :-)
 
 cheers,
 Hiren
 >
 > Thanks
 >
 > Anton
 >
 >
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