Re: Problem with Toshiba L300 wireless interface

On Sun, 2009-12-13 at 17:36 +1300, john wrote:
> This may not be the appropriate list but ...
> I have a Toshiba L300 (bought in NZ) and the wireless has never worked
> under OpenSUSE 11.0.
> After googling about the problem, I followed the advice of one site and
> installed madwifi modules using Yast2 from the madwifi OpenSUSE 11.0
> repository, and I blacklisted the ath5k module.

As others have mentioned, try latest OpenSUSE.  Also, I'd
recommend /against/ using madwifi; the in-kernel drivers are much more
actively maintained than madwifi is; Atheros engineers do much of that
and the company is actively involved in the Linux kernel drivers.
madwifi is actually an out-dated dead-end at this point.

Let us know how the upgrade goes.


> dmesg reveals:
> ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
> ath_hal: (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
> PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:03:00.0 to 64
> wifi%d: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware revision not supported'
> (HAL status 13)
> ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:03:00.0 disabled
> Comments:
> 1. lspci reveals that the wireless chipset is Atheros AR242x (not the
> AR5210 etc expected).
>     It is located at 03:00.0 and the numeric stamp for the AR242x is
> 168c:001c
> 2. The device (wifi0, or ath0, or wlan0) never gets created.
> 3. Might ACPI be contributing to the problem?
> 4. Is the AR242x designation a maverick?
> Can anyone shine light on this?
> John O'Gorman
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