On Sun, Jan 06 2008 - 22:18, Steven M. Bellovin wrote: > > > > > > 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? > > > > > > > Well... > > 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 > > "ON". > > > 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. > no it didn't show RUNNING. so I switched off/on a couple of times and it now seem to load the firmware correctly (4.99.48/i386). I still don't get why I had to do that with -current and not with -netbsd-4 :-) so I'm gonna have another /amd64 install to check this trick also work. thanks for the help !
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