Subject: Re: NetBSD on Asus's EeePC
To: Quentin Garnier <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/19/2007 15:32:15
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On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 10:05:49AM +0100, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> As for the Ethernet device, I now have a working driver. It's not
> complete yet and needs some clean up, but the real trouble is that the
> only documentation I had was a Linux GPL driver. I'll try to reach
> Atheros about it, but in the meantime I won't publish it.
You should compare to src/sys/arch/mips/atheros/dev/if_ae.c.
That might make the legalese easier if it's the same general
design with a different attachment.
Also, if you do release what you have, I'd suggest a shorter name.
'atltwo' is as long as the 'xennet' I keep being annoyed with.
> David Young told me that an update of net80211 and ath(4) from FreeBSD
> should allow the wireless device to be used. If anyone wishes to work
> on it, please be my guest. I will probably have a try at it, but I was
> lucky enough to have this week-end almost completely free, that might
> not reproduce before long.
I have a AR5006EG working with a simple replacement of the HAL
package (hw.ath.hal.version =3D 0.9.18.0). Sticker on the case
says AR5BXB61. (Toshiba A135-S4527.)
I don't know if vendor/product/rev means anything for these chips,
but mine's 0x168c 0x001c 0x01.
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