Could not load firmware

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pschoond

08-10-2007 15:14:50

Hello,

I'm trying to get a Linksys WMP54G card working in a thin client. The actual distribution is www.thinstation.org, version 2.2, linux kernel 2.6.16.5
I've installed the rt61 legacy driver in (in debugmode) but it fails with the messages

user.info kernel rt61 1.1.0 CVS 2007100204 httprt2x00.serialmonkey.com
user.err kernel Could not load firmware! (is firmware file installed?)
user.debug kernel rt61Vendor=0x1814, Product=0x301
user.debug kernel rt61==>NICLoadfirmware
daemon.info udevd udev_event_run seq853 forked, pid[4104], 'add' ´firmware', 0 seconds
daemon.info udevd[803] udev_event_run seq854 forked, pid[4106], 'remove', 0 second old.
user.debug kernel rt61 Failed to load firmware! (Is firmware file installed?)
user.info kernel ACPI PCI interrupt for device 00000014.0 disabled
user.debug kernel rt61 <==rt61_pci_probe (status 1)

The 3 firmware files are all in /lib/firmware and readable.

I also tried to write a script for the udevd 'add firmware' event, which I found as an example in source but this exited with a errorcode. The script looked like this

FIRMWARE=rt2561s.bin (which is the proper file for the chipset)
HOTPLUG_FW_DIR=/lib/firmware
echo 1 > /dev/$DEVPATH/loading
cat $HOTPLUG_FW_DIR/$FIRMWARE > /sys/$DEVPATH/data
echo 0 > /dev/$DEVPATH/loading

I'm desperately trying to find why it fails but despite debugging mode I'm unable to tell where it tries to find the firmware or why it fails.
So, firmware is in place, rt61 and firmware_class modules are installed, udevd is running but still..

PS. I also tried the driver from RAlinktech's website this seems ok, even without loading firmware (???) but most of the time looses itś radiosignal after 5 minutes. Sometimes it is ok though for hours.

Anyone can shed a light ? Would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Paul Schoonderwoerd

willy78

13-10-2007 18:15:46

Same probleme for me at boot time on
Gutsy Ubuntu 7.10
but when i do
[quote28k7tlf3]sudo modprobe -r rt61
sudo modprobe rt61 [/quote28k7tlf3]
everything well

I don't use rt61pci driver

willy78

04-11-2007 10:58:41

remove firestarter
[codev6b7tlj9]sudo apt-get remove firestarter[/codev6b7tlj9]