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Ticket #1869 (new defect)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Madwifi fails with Atheros AR5006EG -> 'Hardware didn't respond as expected' (HAL status 3)

Reported by: rickrich@gmail.org Assigned to:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: madwifi: driver Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:
Patch is attached: 0 Pending:

Description

$ dmesg
[snip]
ath_hal: 0.10.2.2-ATHEROS (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, AR5416, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413, RF2133, RF2425)
wlan: trunk
ath_pci: trunk
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:05:00.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:05:00.0 to 64
MadWifi: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware didn't respond as expected' (HAL status 3)
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:05:00.0 disabled

Using: madwifi-nr-r3366+ar5007 on Fedora 8.

$ uname -a
Linux rick-wired.rkkda.org 2.6.24.4-64.fc8 #1 SMP Sat Mar 29 09:54:46 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Attachments

dmesg.out (88.4 kB) - added by $ make rickrich@gmail.com on 04/08/08 12:59:01.
dmesg

Change History

04/08/08 02:19:38 changed by rickrich@gmail.com

$ lspci
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

04/08/08 06:17:46 changed by mrenzmann

  • version set to trunk.

Does this always happen when you load MadWifi, or just in some cases? Please be more verbose.

04/08/08 10:06:27 changed by anonymous

All cases.

04/08/08 10:14:14 changed by mrenzmann

Wow, that's what I call "verbose".

04/08/08 12:37:24 changed by rickrich@gmail.com

Please tell me what you want and I'll put it in here.

04/08/08 12:59:01 changed by $ make rickrich@gmail.com

  • attachment dmesg.out added.

dmesg

(follow-up: ↓ 7 ) 04/15/08 13:25:00 changed by Darshan

I have the same problem on a "Compaq Presario F700" whith Ubuntu Gutsy

2.6.22-14-generic

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)

(in reply to: ↑ 6 ) 04/15/08 14:06:03 changed by Darshan

I think i've found the problem: the card is an AR5007EG not an AR5007EG. how can i force wifimad to load the AR5007EG driver?

04/28/08 19:44:43 changed by anonymous

Same problem here. Madwifi suxx on this driver. Sometimes the laptop freezes completely. Ndiswrapper is better for this chipset.

04/30/08 20:52:45 changed by roeland@linux-it.nl

acer 5315, svn 3579 (it is the latest svn I installed) and openSUSE 10.3, AR5BXB63 (the svn reports revision 3580 at checkout but it's reported as 3579?)

06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Unknown device 0428 Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster?- SpecCycle?- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr?- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr?- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19 Region 0: Memory at 94100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent?=375mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-) Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-

Address: 00000000 Data: 0000

Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0

Device: Supported: MaxPayload? 128 bytes, PhantFunc? 0, ExtTag?- Device: Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us Device: AtnBtn?- AtnInd?- PwrInd?- Device: Errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported- Device: RlxdOrd?+ ExtTag?- PhantFunc?- AuxPwr?- NoSnoop?- Device: MaxPayload? 128 bytes, MaxReadReq? 512 bytes Link: Supported Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Port 0 Link: Latency L0s <512ns, L1 <64us Link: ASPM Disabled RCB 128 bytes CommClk?- ExtSynch?- Link: Speed 2.5Gb/s, Width x1

Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize?=1

Vector table: BAR=0 offset=00000000 PBA: BAR=0 offset=00000000

Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel

2.6.22.17-0.1-default

and like what other people reported:

Apr 30 20:47:22 eva kernel: ath_pci: svn r3579 Apr 30 20:47:22 eva kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:06:00.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19 Apr 30 20:47:22 eva kernel: PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:06:00.0 to 64 Apr 30 20:47:22 eva kernel: MadWifi: unable to attach hardware: 'Hardware didn't respond as expected' (HAL status 3) Apr 30 20:47:22 eva kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:06:00.0 disabled

ndiswrapper is a no-go btw. I'd rather buy a better supported chipset in that case.

any help?

(follow-up: ↓ 11 ) 05/03/08 00:18:44 changed by vehyla@gmail.com

I am experiencing the same problem on a HP Pavillion dv9000 with the same wireless driver. I'm assuming there is a plan to support it in the future. Will this be with the ath_pci module, or should I try tracking this down with the ath5k module. Also is there any kind of bug ticket or something where I can put some information in to try to help move things along?

(in reply to: ↑ 10 ; follow-up: ↓ 12 ) 05/05/08 06:21:43 changed by mrenzmann

Replying to vehyla@gmail.com:

Will this be with the ath_pci module, or should I try tracking this down with the ath5k module.

You can try whether your card works with ath5k. However, to track down a possible bug you should use the driver you experience this bug with. Where in this case it's not clear whether it's really a bug - try a cold boot directly into Linux, make sure that neither ndiswrapper nor ath5k are loaded when you try MadWifi.

Also is there any kind of bug ticket ...

You are commenting on one, and it seems that it deals with the issue you are facing...

(in reply to: ↑ 11 ) 05/06/08 00:06:52 changed by anonymous

You are commenting on one, and it seems that it deals with the issue you are facing...

Okay... Then let me try this again.

Madwifi doesn't seem to work with Fedora 8 and the AR5006EG/AR5007EG wireless device.

ath5k: Module used in all kernels so far, currently 2.6.25-14.x86_64 errors with the dmesg PCI interrupt for device 000:03:00.0 disabled

ath_pci from madwif-0.9.4: Fails with the same dmesg error but it is pre-empted with uable to attach hardware 'Hardware revision not supported' (Hal status 13) If I compile madwif with the patches recommended by another ticket I fet the HAL status 3 message.

ndiswrapper-1.52-1: Fails with same error but depending on if I use the net5211.inf or the netathwx.inf will give me an error about the module being built for 32 bit on a 64 bit system.

I have quadruple checked and am currently staring at my wireless on/off switch at the front of my laptop and it is set to on. I have tried to set it to off just in case. i have tried using the livna rpms as well as downloading madwifi by itself. Nothing seems to work. Let me know if any logs or output files would be helpful.

05/06/08 01:44:00 changed by mentor

To all who are having the issue as in the title of this ticket, and who have not yet tried it, you probably need the patch as in #1679. Please read, digest, and try this ticket before claiming that it isn't what you need. Note that lspci may be misidentifying your hardware.

05/18/08 19:10:11 changed by anonymous

I'm have HAL 3 error with Fedora 9, 2.6.25.3-18. I've been all through the #1679 fix when I had Fedora 8 on this laptop, and it worked beatifully. Now, nothing...

06/27/08 01:04:48 changed by incith

This is also not working for me using an Abit WLP-01, tried 0.93, 0.94, SVN's, special patched versions, so on and so forth. Same message, Hardware didn't respond as expected.

11/20/08 09:46:47 changed by kosyak

Any progress? The same problem in my Gentoo Linux with laptop Fujitsu-Seimens Esprimo Mobile v5535.