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Old 04-21-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
cwhalen
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Issues with hotplug loading firmware for acx111 on 10.2


Hello everyone, thanks for helping me out.

I'm having a problem with hotplug in Slackware 10.2. I'm trying to use the acx111 driver, and it will install into the kernel (2.6.15) fine, but dmesg tells me that the firmware is not being provided by hotplug. As far as I can tell, the firmware belongs in /lib/firmware, and that's where it is. However, I have to idea where the problem lies; I don't know if the acx111 driver is not querying hotplug correctly, or if there's a problem with the default firmware script, or if it's just not finding the firmware.

I'm sorry that I can't give you any more information; I'm not on my machine right now, so no command outputs

Any help on this issue would be much appreciated. Thank you so much!
 
Old 04-21-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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I use a D-Link pcmcia wireless card DWL-G650+ with the ACX111 driver. I compiled it for kernel 2.6.15.6 and for SLAX. I use the firmware from the ACX homepage called "tiacx111c16". I use a script to load the driver and to activate the card with my router (WEP 256). In the README there is a notice that the scripts to start and to stop the card are "buggy" and should not be used with the 2.6.xy kernel. They are o. k. with the kernel 2.4.xy.

So far ...

Fluxx.

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Old 04-22-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thank you for your help, but being someone who's never too attached to my installs, I reinstalled Slackware, recompiled the kernel, and the whole thing worked the first time out.
I have no idea why hotplug wasn't working before, but it's fixed now.

BTW, I use the seperate firmwares (tiacx111 and tiacx111r16).

Thanks again.

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Old 04-22-2006, 05:37 PM   #4
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Which card (pcmcia, pci) do you use and where do you have the firmware from?

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Old 04-22-2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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I have a US Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter, which uses the acx111 chipset. I got it open box at Future Shop for a third of the price, and decided to try my luck with Linux support.

I found the drivers from the SourceForge page (http://acx100.sourceforge.net/). The link for the firmware comes from the wiki -- http://acx100.erley.org/acx_fw/
I just selected "acx111_usr_805416" because that's my card model. It had the seperate firmware for the acx111, so I just downloaded it, put it in /lib/firmware/, modprobed the driver, and the card worked fine.

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