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22

Looking for iwi(4) Testers

Does your wireless device use the iwi(4) driver? Bernhard Schmidt is working on some patches to resolve some of the known issues with this driver and is looking for testers. If you’re interested in helping out, follow the instructions on the iwi wiki. If you need help getting started, you’re always welcome to join us on #pcbsd on IRC freenode. We can help you write up your bug report or help you review your findings before sending them off to Bernhard.

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Written by dru. Posted in hardware, testers

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  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Dru Lavigne, PC-BSD. PC-BSD said: Does your wireless device use iwi(4)? bchmidt@ has patches to resolve issues with this driver and is looking for testers. http://​ht​.ly/​3​d​CNZ […]

  • mato
    January 25, 2011 at 1:26 am |

    hi. i’ve just upgraded my system from 8.1 to 8.2-rc2 and enabled iwi to see what’s new. right after reboot it seems nothing improved (visibly) as i’m seeing this:

    kernel: iwi0: timeout waiting for (null) firmware initialization to complete
    kernel: iwi0: could not load boot firmware (null)
    […]
    kernel: iwi0: need multicast update callback
    […]
    kernel: iwi0: need multicast update callback
    kernel: iwi0: need multicast update callback

    and then every few minutes:

    wpa_supplicant[547]: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED — Disconnect event — remove keys
    kernel: wlan0: link state changed to DOWN
    wpa_supplicant[547]: CTRL-EVENT-SCAN-RESULTS
    wpa_supplicant[547]: Trying to associate with XXXX
    wpa_supplicant[547]: Associated with XXXX
    kernel: wlan0: link state changed to UP
    wpa_supplicant[547]: WPA: Key negotiation completed with XXXX [PTK=CCMP GTK=CCMP]
    wpa_supplicant[547]: CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED — Connection to XXXX completed (reauth) [id=0 id_str=]

    clearly not something one would expect from a working driver/system. and it’s especially sad that it worked very well before wlan overhaul in freebsd. :-/

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