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Re: port-i386/41624: atheros-card works in 4.0 but not in 5.0
The following reply was made to PR port-i386/41624; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-i386/41624: atheros-card works in 4.0 but not in 5.0
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 04:01:12 +0000
On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 11:25:01AM +0000, Nino on NetBSD 4.0 wrote:
> Now ath0 DOES work. It was quite interesting, I attribute it to a
> quirky card (it blue-screened Windows, it said something about
> "memory parity error", which was definitely incorrect, as I tried
> several RAM-chips). So not a problem of NetBSD.
> If you want to know details, I am sending you below a) the dmesg
> while it was NOT working, and b) the dmesg when it WAS working;
> possibly it can be of help for other cases in the future. What I
> did to solve it was: reboot in Windows after taking out the
> wireless-chip, then put in the chip when Windows is running, then
> reboot Windows with the chip inside, then turn on wireless (using
> the button on the laptop), then shutdown windows and boot into
Looking at the diffs between those dumps, I wonder if the problem
is/was that your machine has bad RAM, or some similar problem :(
ohci0 at pci0 dev 3 function 0: PCI configuration registers:
- 0x00: 0x70011039 0x82800017 0x0c03100f 0x00804000
+ 0x00: 0x70011039 0x02800017 0x0c03100f 0x00804000
Not related to the atheros card at all; but it seems like that should
not be different from one boot to the next. Although I don't know what
it actually means so maybe I'm jumping to conclusions.
In any event I suspect the interesting part (within the atheros
section) is this:
- Parity error detected: on
+ Parity error detected: off
and that this state caused it to not attach.
However, it was all long enough ago that you've probably junked the
hardware in the meantime... I hope you found a way to make it work
reasonably reliably, as opposed to just "sometimes".
I think at this point the PR should be closed...
David A. Holland
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