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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mthode wrote:
I am using kernel 2.6.17 with the inbuilt drivers but I get kernel panics when I try "iwlist eth1 scan" or try to set the ap manualy. (Using the amd64 version)


I'm having the same problem with the in-kernel (2.6.17) amd64 version. Anybody got a solution?
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grexe:
That's just a press release for the same devicescape stack we've been working with for months now. It's not really ready for users to use yet (the user iterface isn't great), but it's being worked on. If you're not associating, try another firmware image, some people can't associate with the wl_apsta.o firmware.

Kuhndog86:
Post your panic on the bcm43xx dev mailing list please.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:05 pm    Post subject: iBook G4 1.2Ghz working, what now? Reply with quote

I have compiled Linux 2.6.17-rc3 from the kernel.org site and got the extreme card working, thanks to all for developing this. I used wlassistant to get this actually connecting (I had also used it when I briefly had airport extreme working in Debian Etch).

Is there a similar thread/wiki that will tell me what to do next. E.g., what to put in a start-up script, is there a better option than wlassistant?

PS, Powerbooks seem to be having problems with sound, but 2.6.17-rc3 has given me sound, where 2.6.15 did not (but the problem with 15 was probably something that I was doing wrong).
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: iBook G4 1.2Ghz working, what now? Reply with quote

McClie wrote:

PS, Powerbooks seem to be having problems with sound, but 2.6.17-rc3 has given me sound, where 2.6.15 did not (but the problem with 15 was probably something that I was doing wrong).


Sound is definitely broken in 2.6.17-rc[1-2]. Of course, 2.6.17-rc1 won't even boot. It's not worth bothering with anything before 2.6.17-rc3.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: iBook G4 1.2Ghz working, what now? Reply with quote

e-ipi wrote:
Sound is definitely broken in 2.6.17-rc[1-2]. Of course, 2.6.17-rc1 won't even boot. It's not worth bothering with anything before 2.6.17-rc3.


I fully agree, I realised after posting this that the reason sound worked for me was that I had turned off Alsa in the kernel as Alsa even as a module was causing a kernel panic so bad it was not even rebooting in 100 seconds (as it promised to).

I am running sound off the basic kernel setting for pmac dma sound.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your ALSA panic is most likely caused by building in ALSA drivers but not building in the i2c powermac / keywest drivers. Please see the PPC FAQ for more information.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:27 pm    Post subject: WLAN timeout blues Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
That's just a press release for the same devicescape stack we've been working with for months now. It's not really ready for users to use yet (the user iterface isn't great), but it's being worked on.

sorry for the old news, thought they had not released everything but only a subset...

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If you're not associating, try another firmware image, some people can't associate with the wl_apsta.o firmware

Strange, because wl_apsta.o was the only firmware among those I tried that gave me *no* errors and installed without a glitch, whereas the AppleAirport2 is giving me "outdated, don't use"-warnings and errors on certain interrupts.

Maybe I am using a wrong channel? (had 11, then 3).
I have a bit of a weird setup because I use a Linksys PCI-card in my server as part of a network-bridge to save the extra router. So I "route" incoming WLAN-requests to ethernet.
Never had any problems with MacOS X though, connects everytime.

Will try some other firmwares, thanks for the tip!

Are there different results when using ad-hoc or managed mode? Could that be a problem? (got both basically working, but still a timeout).
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ad-hoc is not supported, only Managed and Monitor.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm blind or simply stupid...? Why i can't find bcm43xx driver and softmac option in my kernel....? I've just emerged vanilla-sources-2.6.17-rc3.... :roll:

Thx you all
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cerberos86 wrote:
I'm blind or simply stupid...? Why i can't find bcm43xx driver and softmac option in my kernel....? I've just emerged vanilla-sources-2.6.17-rc3.... :roll:

Thx you all


bcm43xx is under Devices/Networking/Wireless LAN
softmac is under Networking as is WEP
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TIPS
While you are in "menuconfig", if you're searching something in the kernel use "/" and enter your keyword.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok i've tested extensivly the driver in teh 2.6.17-r3 kernel.
With the wl_apsta driver firmware and the AppleAirPort2 frimware.

The problem i have with it is that apparently i get associated and authenticated but never get an IP address.
Unless when i use my home netwerk (without WEP). If i use it with WEP i cannot get associated. Weird...

anyone with the same problems?


greetings,

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's the problem... they aren't..! 8O ...
Which kernel do you use...?
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cerberos86 wrote:
that's the problem... they aren't..! 8O ...
Which kernel do you use...?


Ok i've tested extensivly the driver in the 2.6.17-r3 kernel.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, sorry but i don't speak a good english...
I've emerged vanilla-sources-2.6.17_rc3 (about 4 times... :roll: ) but when i do a make menuconfig i can't find the option to built in like SoftMac or BCM43xx drivers... must i apply other patches?

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you must first check the options in section Networking
Code:
Networking -->
     <M>   Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack
     <M>     IEEE 802.11 WEP encryption (802.1x)
     <M>     IEEE 802.11i CCMP support
     <M>     IEEE 802.11i TKIP encryption
     <M>     Software MAC add-on to the IEEE 802.11 networking stack

Then you can see bcm43xx in section Device Drivers ---> Network device support ---> Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) .
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Option is checked, but i must built-in all, i can't set them as module... But there isn't SoftMac nor BCM driver... :cry:
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE: there's the folder and files in the kernel, but i can't see them with menuconfig.... :x

EDIT: sorry for my incompetence... it was a problem of dependency in the kernel... :oops:
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try:
make mrproper
cp old-2.6.xx-config .config
make oldconfig
make menuconfig (if you want, but you don't need it)
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My card isn't getting recognized -- no address other than lo shows up in ifconfig. I've tried with the Apple driver and the wl_apsta.o driver.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you've compiled with debugging support, then give us the relevant bcm43xx output of dmesg and the lspci lines associated with the card. What kind of machine are you using?
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no output of dmesg relating to the bcm43xx driver.

modprobe -l | grep bcm43xx :
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/lib/modules/2.6.17-rc3/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/bcm43xx/bcm43xx.ko


lspci | grep Network :
Quote:
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 UART (rev 01)


zcat /proc/config.gz :
Quote:

-snip-
CONFIG_IEEE80211=m
CONFIG_IEEE80211_DEBUG=y
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_WEP=m
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_CCMP=m
CONFIG_IEEE80211_CRYPT_TKIP=m
CONFIG_IEEE80211_SOFTMAC=m
CONFIG_IEEE80211_SOFTMAC_DEBUG=y
-snip-
CONFIG_BCM43XX=m
CONFIG_BCM43XX_DEBUG=y
CONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA=y
CONFIG_BCM43XX_PIO=y
CONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA_AND_PIO_MODE=y
# CONFIG_BCM43XX_DMA_MODE is not set
# CONFIG_BCM43XX_PIO_MODE is not set
-snip-
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have one of the new PCI-E cards that we haven't really spec'd yet. The basic fixes are in this patch that I made for a user with a similar card:
http://dev.gentoo.org/~josejx/PiranhaP.patch

Try that and see if it works for you. The fix for this probably won't make it into 2.6.17, but it should be in the 2.6.18_rc series when it starts.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I was using my iBook G4 12'' (latest model) with 2.6.16-gentoo-r1 and airport extreme did work.

Now I upgraded to 2.6.17-rc3 and I get this error:

Code:

ifconfig eth1 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory


Dmesg says:

Code:

bcm43xx: Detected PHY: Version 3, Type 2, Revision 7
bcm43xx: Detected Radio: ID:8205017f (Manuf: 17f Ver:2050 Rev: 8)
bcm43xx: Radio Turned off
bcm43xx: Radio Turned off
bcm43xx: PHY connected


also

iwconfig eth1 (or) ifconfig eth1

seem to work, but I can't DHCP then.

What's wrong? Maybe I forgot some kernel options with the new kernel? I activated what said to in the howto.

Regards


PS I do have the firmware extracted. It is from "wl_apsta.o", maybe I should change firmware?

EDIT: I found also this appended to dmesg:

Code:
bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.


so it is the firmware. Which one should I use?
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try upgrading udev.
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