Hi Andrian,

Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
I would like to ask if there is something on the horizon with the Atheros
time outs? Is there any chance in getting it working without restart to
Windows (in my case)? Is there anything else I can try? Currently I am with
9.2-RELEASE #0 r255898.

All the best,

Lyubomir


On 17 July 2013 23:06, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> No problem, I fully understand you. If you manage to find something I will
> be more than grateful. Anyway thanks for your time! I think you are doing
> quite a god job!
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Lyubo
>
>
>
> On 16 July 2013 11:51, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm sorry, I don't have the time to try and debug this issue. If I had a
>> T60 here that demonstrated this behaviour then I could try to fix it. But I
>> unfortunately don't; all my T60 hardware has intel wifi. :(
>>
>> I can try putting an AR5418 in a T60 in a few weeks and see if it
>> exhibits this behaviour. But don't hold your breath.
>>
>> Sorry :(
>>
>>
>>
>> -adrian
>>
>>
>> On 15 July 2013 13:30, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Adrian,
>>> I tried with -HEAD liveCD as proposed by Vincent and ghostbsd live cd
>>> but the situation is the same. I feel like I am missing something. On one
>>> hand I can scan the wireless networks and the wifi card seems to be
>>> working. On the other hand I cannot attach as the ath device times out
>>> (which according to the ath man pages should not occur). I also tried to
>>> encrypt the psk phrase with pwa_passphrase but with no success either. I
>>> tested with Kali linux  live cd and the wireless was working fine. I also
>>> noticed that if I shutdown Windows and then start FreeBSD then the wifi
>>> also behaves the same way - ath0: device timed out. Only restart from
>>> Windows or restart from FreeBSD with working wifi can make the wifi work
>>> again.
>>> Do you have any other proposals?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Lyubomir
>>>
>>>
>>> On 24 June 2013 23:39, Vincent Hoffman <vi...@unsane.co.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>> As an easy test if you arent keen on making the leap just yet I'd
>>>> suggest getting a snapshot CD and just boot it as a liveCD to test.
>>>> either a snapshot
>>>> http://www.freebsd.org/snapshots/
>>>> or one of the daily builds from
>>>> https://pub.allbsd.org/FreeBSD-snapshots/
>>>> (for example
>>>>
>>>> https://pub.allbsd.org/FreeBSD-snapshots/amd64-amd64/10.0-HEAD-r252115-JPSNAP/iso/FreeBSD-10.0-HEAD-r252115-JPSNAP-amd64-amd64-release.iso
>>>> )
>>>>
>>>> That said I run -CURRENT on my server at home (for the atheros driver)
>>>> and dont have any problems with it.
>>>>
>>>> Vince
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 24/06/2013 21:01, Lyubomir Yotov wrote:
>>>> > Hi Adrian,
>>>> >
>>>> > I will try to get -HEAD on my T60 and will report back.
>>>> >
>>>> > Regards,
>>>> >
>>>> > Lyubomir
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > On 24 June 2013 20:21, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Hi,
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Would you be willing to try a -HEAD snapshot on your laptop?
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Maybe I've fixed it as part of the other driver work that I've done
>>>> as
>>>> >> part of development in -HEAD.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> But right now I really have no idea. I don't have a T60 here that has
>>>> >> that chip in it. If all the T60 BIOSes allow AR5418 NICs then I can
>>>> >> try it out, but all of the T60's I've played with thus far have the
>>>> >> intel hardware in it.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Adrian
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On 21 June 2013 02:02, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>> Hello Adrian,
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Do you have any feedback on the matter?
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Regards,
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Lyubomir
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> On 13 June 2013 10:09, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>>> Hello Adrian,
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> I enabled acpi_ibm.ko but this didn't help and after "halt" the
>>>> wifi is
>>>> >>>> not working again.
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> Regards,
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> Lyubomir
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> On 13 June 2013 08:03, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>>>> Hello Adrian,
>>>> >>>>> I did some tests and discovered that the problem is related to
>>>> >>>>> "halt"/"shutdown" of system. If "reboot" is carried out than
>>>> there is
>>>> >> no
>>>> >>>>> problem and the wifi works properly (even if done from Gnome -
>>>> Gnome
>>>> >> seems
>>>> >>>>> to have no relation to the problem). So what could lead to "ath0:
>>>> time
>>>> >> out"
>>>> >>>>> after shutting down or halting the system? I noticed that there
>>>> are irq
>>>> >>>>> storms on irq 17 which is the wifi irq (interrupt storm detected
>>>> on
>>>> >>>>> "irq17:"; throttling interrupt source). Something else that I am
>>>> not
>>>> >> sure to
>>>> >>>>> have relevance - after shutdown during the start-up ath0 is
>>>> reported
>>>> >> to use
>>>> >>>>> autoselect mode 11g:
>>>> >>>>> (below is from dmesg)
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0
>>>> mtu
>>>> >>>>> 2290
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>>         ether 00:19:7e:91:xx:xx
>>>> >>>>>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>>>> >>>>>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g
>>>> >>>>>         status: associated
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> After the boot has finished the mode changes to 11a:
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> #ifconfig ath0
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0
>>>> mtu
>>>> >>>>> 2290
>>>> >>>>>         ether 00:19:7e:91:xx:xx
>>>> >>>>>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>>>> >>>>>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11a
>>>> >>>>>         status: associated
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> Do you have any idea where to look for now?
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> Regards,
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> Lyubomir
>>>> >>>>> P.S. I will try to play with acpi_ibm.ko and see if things change
>>>> if I
>>>> >>>>> make it auto-load.
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> On 10 June 2013 16:06, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>> Hello Adrian,
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>> Attached are files with consecutive vmstat -i when the wlan is
>>>> working
>>>> >>>>>> (vmstat-i_working.txt) and when the wlan is not working
>>>> >>>>>> (vmstat-i_not_working.txt). There is also output from ifconfig
>>>> when
>>>> >> the wlan
>>>> >>>>>> is not working (ifconfig.txt).
>>>> >>>>>> After some more deeper investigation it seems to me that the
>>>> problem
>>>> >>>>>> appears after starting X with Gnome. I will continue
>>>> investigating
>>>> >> with
>>>> >>>>>> "reboot"/"halt -p" and inform you.
>>>> >>>>>> BTW do you think that starting Gnome session (using startx, as I
>>>> >> haven't
>>>> >>>>>> set auto start of X if this is of any importance) can cause
>>>> problems
>>>> >> - in
>>>> >>>>>> Gnome I have no settings for the network in the "System->Network"
>>>> >>>>>> application and I start it with normal user?
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>> Regards,
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>> Lyubo
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>> On 9 June 2013 18:28, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>> Can you please paste the vmstat -i output?
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>> adrian
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>> On 9 June 2013 06:53, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>> After restart from Windows and working wireless the number of
>>>> >>>>>>>> interrupts
>>>> >>>>>>>> increases and the rate increases. After next restart (the ath0
>>>> >> times
>>>> >>>>>>>> out)
>>>> >>>>>>>> the interrupts increase but the rate is going down.
>>>> >>>>>>>> I noticed that after restart from Windows and working wifi if I
>>>> >>>>>>>> restart
>>>> >>>>>>>> /etc/rc.d/netif the wifi is working again. If I shutdown wlan0
>>>> and
>>>> >>>>>>>> bring it
>>>> >>>>>>>> up again then I wlan0 doesn't get address but ath0 is not
>>>> timing
>>>> >> out.
>>>> >>>>>>>> I can
>>>> >>>>>>>> still get a list with the available APs around.
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>> Lyubo
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>> On 8 June 2013 18:28, Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>>>> Hm!
>>>> >>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>> Ok, this should be working. I frequently test (read: every
>>>> other
>>>> >>>>>>>>> day)
>>>> >>>>>>>>> with the AR5416. But you're not the first person to report
>>>> this
>>>> >> bug.
>>>> >>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>> Unfortunately when this happens, the interrupts aren't
>>>> actually
>>>> >>>>>>>>> making
>>>> >>>>>>>>> it to the OS.
>>>> >>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>> Can you check the output of vmstat -i whilst you're doing it?
>>>> The
>>>> >>>>>>>>> ath0
>>>> >>>>>>>>> counter should be increasing.
>>>> >>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>> adrian
>>>> >>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>> On 8 June 2013 06:49, Lyubomir Yotov <l.yo...@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> I have a Thinkpad T60 with dual boot between Windows XP and
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> FreeBSD
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 9.1-Release:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> uname -a
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> FreeBSD T60.workgroup 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0
>>>> >> r243826:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Tue
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Dec
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 4 06:55:39 UTC 2012
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> r...@obrian.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> i386
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> I am trying to use my wifi card which is:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> dmesg
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ....
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ath0: <Atheros 5416> mem 0xedf00000-0xedf0ffff irq 17 at
>>>> device
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 0.0 on
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> pci3
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ath0: AR5418 mac 12.10 RF5133 phy 8.1
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ....
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> pciconf -lv
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ....
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ath0@pci0:3:0:0:        class=0x028000 card=0x0033168c
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> chip=0x0024168c
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>     vendor     = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>     device     = 'AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter'
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>     class      = network
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> .....
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> I followed several HOW-TOs in order to make it work.
>>>> >> Unfortunately
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> I it
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> is
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> working only after I reboot from my Windows installation
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> (regardless of
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> the
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> position of the wifi switch on the front panel of the
>>>> notebook).
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> After
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> restart from Windows everything is fine - the wifi associates
>>>> >> with
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> the
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> AP
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> and I can use it. If I reboot the system during the boot and
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> afterwards
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> I
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> constantly get:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ath0: device timeout
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> When I get the device status through ifconfig I can see that
>>>> >> ath0
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> is
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> associated but wlan0 is not associated.
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ifconfig ath0
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST>
>>>> metric
>>>> >> 0
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> mtu
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 2290
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         ether 00:19:7e:91:xx:xx
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode
>>>> 11g
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         status: associated
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ifconfig wlan0
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST>
>>>> >> metric 0
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> mtu
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 1500
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         ether 00:19:7e:91:xx:xx
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> (autoselect)
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         status: no carrier
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         ssid "" channel 5 (2432 MHz 11g)
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         regdomain 98 indoor ecm authmode WPA privacy ON
>>>> deftxkey
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> UNDEF
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         txpower 20 bmiss 7 scanvalid 450 bgscan bgscanintvl
>>>> 300
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> bgscanidle
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 250
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         roam:rssi 7 roam:rate 5 protmode CTS wme burst
>>>> roaming
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> MANUAL
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> In /var/log/messages I get:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Jun  8 16:39:16 PC wpa_supplicant[3463]: Trying to associate
>>>> >> with
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 54:e6:fc:ae:xx:xx (SSID='access1' freq=2432 MHz)
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Jun  8 16:39:20 PC kernel: ath0: device timeout
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Jun  8 16:39:26 PC wpa_supplicant[3463]: Authentication with
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 54:e6:fc:ae:xx:xx timed out.
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> If I scan for wireless networks I get a list and my ap is in
>>>> the
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> list
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ifconfig wlan0 scan
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> SSID/MESH ID    BSSID              CHAN RATE   S:N     INT
>>>> CAPS
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> net1      00:11:11:01:xx:xx    6   54M -68:-96  100 EP
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> 5edf9c          70:71:bc:26:xx:xx   11   54M -68:-96  100 EP
>>>> >> WPS
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> WPA
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> WME
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> access1       54:e6:fc:ae:xx:xx    5   54M -66:-96  100 EP
>>>> WPA
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> HTCAP
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> WME
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> In rc.local I have:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> wlans_ath0="wlan0"
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> In wpa_supplicant I have:
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> eapol_version=2
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> ap_scan=1
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> fast_reauth=1
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> network={
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         ssid="access1"
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         psk="secret1"
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         priority=5
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> }
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> network={
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         ssid="access2"
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         psk="secret2"
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>         priority=5
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> }
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> I searched the net for solution to my problem but I couldn't
>>>> >> find
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> one.
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Can
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> you help me with this?
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Lyubomir
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