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Re: [joel%carnat.net@localhost: could not load wpi firmware]
On Sun, 6 Jan 2008 22:14:42 +0100
Joel CARNAT <joel%carnat.net@localhost> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 06 2008 - 21:10, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> > On Sun, 6 Jan 2008, Joel CARNAT wrote:
> >> It seems that wpi firmware is not loadable anymore on my Dell XPS
> >> M1330 since 4.99.46. The last working install I had was
> >> 4.99.40/i386. I was told on /amd64 that a T61 is working with
> >> 4.99.46 so this is possibly an issue with the M1330 rather than
> >> the whole wpi driver.
> >> The error is: "wpi0: fatal firmware error".
> > Possibly a silly question - are you sure the transmitter is on?
> > This is the error you get if it's off and you attempt to ifconfig
> > up the interface. Is there a physical switch on the device?
> I didn't touch the physical switch between the netbsd-4 boot (which
> worked and from which I'm sending this mail) and the -current boot
> (which fails). I still double checked and yes, the switch is set to
Hmm.... Does 'ifconfig wpi0' show RUNNING or not? If not, turn the
switch off and on. I've found that my some USB-connected wireless
devices don't always reappear when the switch is turned back on.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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