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Re: netbsd 4.0 iwi0 woes

Jan Schaumann <> wrote:
> My laptop, an IBM thinkpad x41, used to run -current from quite a way
> before 4.0 was released, and I was reasonably content with it.  For some
> foolish reason I thought "hey, you should upgrade to 4.0", and so I did.
> I built a 4.0 kernel from the same kernel config file I used previously,
> fetched the 4.0 binary sets from, rebooted the new kernel
> into single user mode, extracted the binary sets, ran postinstall and
> etcupgrade etc. and rebooted.
> Everything seemed to go ok, only my wifi interface didn't work -- the
> old iwi-firmware package appeared not to be compatible.  So I installed
> iwi-firmware3.  And was able to get a DHCP lease from my wifi router.
> Only... after a few seconds, the laptop would no longer be able to reach
> the default gateway (or anything else).  Reliably, each time I restarted
> networking, I would get a lease, be able to ping the gateway for about 3
> seconds, and then the connection would drop.

Same problem after upgrading to NetBSD 5.0.  iwi0 can't keep a
connection, when it has no problem doing that on 3.99.15.  So I had to
downgrade again.

Too bad, I wanted to be like all the cool kids and run NetBSD 5.0...


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