Subject: Re: Odd ral(4) problem on NetBSD 4.0
To: Stephen Borrill <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-net
Date: 10/17/2007 15:32:40
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, Stephen Borrill wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, David Brownlee wrote:
>> On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, Stephen Borrill wrote:
>>> I've been installing our stripped down NetBSD 4.0 based software on 15 
>>> identical Dell Latitude 100L laptops with cardbus ral(4) cards. The 
>>> customer is using 64-bit WEP. We are using the very latest netbsd-4 
>>> sources. On 13 of the 15, everything works fine; ral0 associates in about 
>>> 5 seconds and dhclient runs fine. On the other 2, the network status 
>>> eventually shows as active (after say 20 seconds), but dhclient doesn't 
>>> get an address (and a manually configured address doesn't work). The BSSID 
>>> and channel are found and correct. It's not a network card issue, I've 
>>> tried swapping.
>>> Any clues how to proceed?
>> 	Probably irrelevant, but have you checked BIOS versions and
>> 	settings, and installed memory?
> Yes, yes and yes! All same BIOS version and RAM. No relevant BIOS settings 
> (it has onboard unsupported Broadcom wifi in MiniPCIe).

 	dmesg identical I assume? No difference in allocated IRQs?

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