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[Bug 567137] 2.6.25.20-0.5 implementation of ath5k driver refuses to identify hardware correctly
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  • Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 14:35:24 +0000
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567137

http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567137#c8


Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxxxxx> 2010-04-08 14:35:22 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
17:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x
802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)

So you should look at v168Cp001C lines.

As far as the card not being supported -- I'm confused? I have used this
laptop with 10.2 -> 11.2 and back to 11.0. In 10.2 & 10.3, the card was no
problem to configure with madwifi. Just blacklist ath5k and madwifi worked
instantly.

Yeah, by supported I meant supported by ath5k in opensuse, not madwifi.

IIRC, I had to physically remove /lib/modules/<kernel>/(any ath5k
reference) before the init process would skip the ath5k module and actually
load the ath_pci module. This wasn't a problem with 10.2-10.3. This is a
problem with 11.0-11.1.

If you remove the module, it cannot be loaded. Have you checked, that your
initrd doesn't contain the module as well, so that init will load it there.

What is output of
zcat /boot/initrd|cpio -t|grep ath

But you say that if you remove the module from /lib/modules/, it doesn't load,
so I'm confused.

On 11.2, the card is recognized and ath5k works fine. Same with Arch,
ath5k
just works fine.

Great, as expected.

I still have madwifi installed for the encryption tools
(wpa_passphrase, iwlist, etc.)

I don't know wpa_passphrase. Can it do something what wpa_supplicant can't?
iwlist works with ath5k.

[11:21 alchemy:/home/david] # modprobe -bnv ath5k

So it doesn't load the module actually. Either it's removed from
/lib/modules/... or properly blacklisted.

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