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Old 01-27-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
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Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface - Without NDISWrapper?


Does anyone know of a driver that will work with "Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface"? The NDiswrapper option will not work for what I am looking to do. This card is hopefully going to be used in a Snort IDS box running in promiscuous mode, and I don't believe the NDisWrapper option will allow this. Any suggestions other than buying a new card?

Thanks,

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Old 01-28-2006, 07:36 AM   #2
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About the only other choice you have is the acx100 drivers. They are native linux drivers, but I don't know if they support promiscuous mode.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 04:07 AM   #3
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I couldn't get it to work after much stress, I decided to purchase a card with native linux drivers. Thank you for the help.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 08:25 AM   #4
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Well, I hope you got a card that works, but just for the record, if the card you originally posted about does have an ACX111 chipset, then it does have native linux support through the drivers I linked to.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 03:07 PM   #5
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Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface

Is there a utility program anywhere that will save the original firmware on this card ?? Is is possible to obtain a copy of the ORIGINAL firmware... I've created some dead cards messing around with firmware loads

Thanks
 
Old 11-16-2006, 04:14 PM   #6
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If you check out the wiki on the ACX100 site, they have a wiki entry about the firmware that is available. To be honest, I've never seen anyone toast a card loading supported firmware.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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I didn't mean to imply that I "toasted" cards with bad firmware loads... Once the original firmware was overlaid...and a replacement isn't available...??

I have downloaded the firmware you mentioned and have it ready to be renamed to make it operational.... just wanted a little CYA with the original firmware.....

BTW.... I have scoured the Inet to no avail for a utility to read and save firmware... am I missing something ???

Take care

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Old 11-17-2006, 06:48 AM   #8
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I haven't used the acx drivers since my card is a broadcom, but I'll relate my situation and hopefully that will give you some insight into what is going on.

My wireless card is in a laptop that I dual boot with Windows and Slackware. The Windows side uses whatever driver Dell provided. On the Slackware side, I use both bcm43xx and ndiswrapper. Since ndiswrapper uses a Windows driver, that is much like using it in Windows. However, bcm43xx uses firmware files extracted from Windows drivers. I can (and do) move back and forth between ndiswrapper and bcm43xx without any real issue. Certainly bcm43xx writes over the existing firmware, but that doesn't hinder use with the Windows drivers, either under ndiswrapper or in Windows.

As for a utility to read and save firmware, the closest thing I know if is fwcutter, which may be specific to Broadcom chipsets and drivers. However, it is an open source project so you can take a look and see how generic it is.
 
Old 11-18-2006, 07:19 AM   #9
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Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface

I've gone ahead and went through the acx build/install steps as documented in several places. The instructions were great and , for once, matched my software libraries/versions/levels. My acx111 card is recognized and appears as wlan0 along with my rt2500 card at ra0. I
removed the ra0 interface and configured wlan0 with the parameters to connect to my router. This does not work.
dhclient fails and wireless assistant cannot find my router ..... which is physically on my other machine ..
dmesg has produced a lot of data from ACX which I have no idea what it means. I have gathered a LOT of debug data but am hesitant to post it because of the volume. If this is the right place for analysis help, I can post relevent pieces or the whole nine yards.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Ted in Atlanta
 
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Quote:
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I've gone ahead and went through the acx build/install steps as documented in several places. The instructions were great and , for once, matched my software libraries/versions/levels. My acx111 card is recognized and appears as wlan0 along with my rt2500 card at ra0. I
removed the ra0 interface and configured wlan0 with the parameters to connect to my router. This does not work.
Um, at the risk of appearing rude, why did you do this? There is nothing magical about wlan0, so I would just leave it as ra0.


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dhclient fails and wireless assistant cannot find my router ..... which is physically on my other machine ..
dmesg has produced a lot of data from ACX which I have no idea what it means. I have gathered a LOT of debug data but am hesitant to post it because of the volume. If this is the right place for analysis help, I can post relevent pieces or the whole nine yards.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Ted in Atlanta

Go ahead and post the relevant bits. If we need more, we can always ask.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 08:59 AM   #11
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Part 1
I used FwRad16.bin_1.2.1.34 as the firmware load for this debug run.
I have tried FwRad16.bin_1.2.0.30 with similar results. For this test I
removed my working Belkin adapter (rt2500 based at RA0) to prevent any conflicts
with my Airlink 101 (acx based at WLAN0). Comparing the iwconfig output for
both cards it would appear that the Airlink card shoud work... I hope the
answer will jump out from someone more knowlegeable than I am. I will
re-install my rt2500 card to get to the Internet and add the output of
iwconfig to show both cards at boot time. Also... a bunch of thanks
to you guys for your help.

FWIW.. my environment is as follows:

ECS RS482-M motherboard
AMD Athlon 64
2 gig DDR memory
Kubuntu 6.10 X64
Airlink 101 (no-working) & Belkin (working) wireless adapters
Paid for 2001 Mercury Marquis
in the garage.

[ 0.000000] Bootdata ok (command line is root=/dev/hda5 ro quiet splash)
[ 0.000000] Linux version 2.6.17-10-generic (root@crested) (gcc version 4.1.2 20060928 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu5)) #2 SMP Fri Oct 13 15:34:39 UTC 2006 (Ubuntu 2.6.17-10.33-generic)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f800 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000000009f800 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000007def0000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007def0000 - 000000007def3000 (ACPI NVS)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007def3000 - 000000007df00000 (ACPI data)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 - 00000000f0000000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] DMI 2.3 present.
[ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDP (v000 RS480 ) @ 0x00000000000f8020
[ 0.000000] ACPI: RSDT (v001 RS480 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x000000007def3040
[ 0.000000] ACPI: FADT (v001 RS480 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x000000007def30c0
[ 0.000000] ACPI: SSDT (v001 PTLTD POWERNOW 0x00000001 LTP 0x00000001) @ 0x000000007def7400
[ 0.000000] ACPI: SRAT (v001 AMD HAMMER 0x00000001 AMD 0x00000001) @ 0x000000007def7580
[ 0.000000] ACPI: MCFG (v001 RS480 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x000000007def7680
[ 0.000000] ACPI: MADT (v001 RS480 AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x000000007def7340
[ 0.000000] ACPI: DSDT (v001 RS480 AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000e) @ 0x0000000000000000
[ 0.000000] SRAT: PXM 0 -> APIC 0 -> Node 0
[ 0.000000] SRAT: Node 0 PXM 0 0-a0000
[ 0.000000] SRAT: Node 0 PXM 0 0-80000000
[ 0.000000] NUMA: Using 63 for the hash shift.
[ 0.000000] Bootmem setup node 0 0000000000000000-000000007def0000
[ 0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 507323
[ 0.000000] DMA zone: 2591 pages, LIFO batch:0
[ 0.000000] DMA32 zone: 504732 pages, LIFO batch:31
[ 0.000000] ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x4008
[ 0.000000] ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
[ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
[ 0.000000] Processor #0 15:15 APIC version 16
[ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x01] disabled)
[ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
[ 0.000000] ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x01] high edge lint[0x1])
[ 0.000000] ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x02] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
[ 0.000000] IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 2, version 33, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
[ 0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
[ 0.000000] ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 21 low level)
[ 0.000000] ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
[ 0.000000] ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
[ 0.000000] Setting APIC routing to physical flat
[ 0.000000] Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
[ 0.000000] Allocating PCI resources starting at 80000000 (gap: 7df00000:62100000)
[ 0.000000] Checking aperture...
[ 0.000000] CPU 0: aperture @ 9270000000 size 32 MB
[ 0.000000] Aperture from northbridge cpu 0 too small (32 MB)
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.000000] SMP: Allowing 2 CPUs, 1 hotplug CPUs
[ 0.000000] Built 1 zonelists
[ 0.000000] Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda5 ro quiet splash
[ 0.000000] Initializing CPU#0
[ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 32768 bytes)
[ 0.000000] time.c: Using 3.579545 MHz WALL PM GTOD PIT/TSC timer.
[ 0.000000] time.c: Detected 2399.836 MHz processor.
[ 14.570632] Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
[ 14.571816] Dentry cache hash table entries: 262144 (order: 9, 2097152 bytes)
[ 14.573571] Inode-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
[ 14.592379] Memory: 2020404k/2063296k available (2129k kernel code, 42504k reserved, 1424k data, 188k init)
[ 14.671733] Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 4804.21 BogoMIPS (lpj=9608438)
[ 14.671781] Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
[ 14.671788] SELinux: Disabled at boot.
[ 14.671807] Mount-cache hash table entries: 256
[ 14.671930] CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
[ 14.671933] CPU: L2 Cache: 512K (64 bytes/line)
[ 14.671935] CPU 0/0(1) -> Node 0 -> Core 0
[ 14.671950] SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
[ 14.672176] checking if image is initramfs... it is
[ 15.072458] Freeing initrd memory: 5633k freed
[ 15.075821] ACPI: Core revision 20060707
[ 15.084342] ACPI: Looking for DSDT ... not found!
[ 15.136234] ..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
[ 15.176206] Using local APIC timer interrupts.
[ 15.217810] result 12499159
[ 15.217812] Detected 12.499 MHz APIC timer.
[ 15.218889] Brought up 1 CPUs
[ 15.218959] testing NMI watchdog ... OK.
[ 15.258963] migration_cost=0
[ 15.259165] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[ 15.259186] ACPI: bus type pci registered
[ 15.262027] PCI: Using MMCONFIG at e0000000
[ 15.262070] PCI: No mmconfig possible on device 0:18
[ 15.288114] ACPI: Interpreter enabled
[ 15.288118] ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
[ 15.288593] ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
[ 15.288595] PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
[ 15.288645] ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] bus is 0
[ 15.290446] PCI: Ignoring BAR0-3 of IDE controller 0000:00:14.1
[ 15.290696] Boot video device is 0000:01:05.0
[ 15.291153] PCI: Transparent bridge - 0000:00:14.4
[ 15.291183] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
[ 15.309590] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11) *0, disabled.
[ 15.309750] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11) *0, disabled.
[ 15.309910] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11) *0, disabled.
[ 15.310070] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11) *0, disabled.
[ 15.310232] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 11) *0, disabled.
[ 15.310391] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 10 11)
[ 15.310550] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *10 11)
[ 15.310721] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 10 *11)
[ 15.310986] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P2P_._PRT]
[ 15.313094] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0.AGP_._PRT]
[ 15.313302] Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
[ 15.313310] pnp: PnP ACPI init
[ 15.316238] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 15 devices
[ 15.316279] PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
[ 15.316281] PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
[ 15.316406] PCI-DMA: Disabling IOMMU.
[ 15.316791] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x140-0x15f has been reserved
[ 15.316794] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x228-0x22f has been reserved
[ 15.316796] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0x4d6-0x4d6 has been reserved
[ 15.316799] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0xc00-0xc01 has been reserved
[ 15.316801] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0xc14-0xc14 has been reserved
[ 15.316804] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0xc50-0xc52 has been reserved
[ 15.316806] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0xc6c-0xc6d has been reserved
[ 15.316809] pnp: 00:01: ioport range 0xc6f-0xc6f has been reserved
[ 15.316965] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
[ 15.316968] IO window: e000-efff
[ 15.316970] MEM window: fde00000-fdefffff
[ 15.316973] PREFETCH window: f8000000-fbffffff
[ 15.316976] PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:14.4
[ 15.316979] IO window: d000-dfff
[ 15.316985] MEM window: fdd00000-fddfffff
[ 15.316989] PREFETCH window: fdc00000-fdcfffff
[ 15.317036] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[ 15.342702] IP route cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
[ 15.343030] TCP established hash table entries: 262144 (order: 10, 4194304 bytes)
[ 15.345359] TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
[ 15.345947] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 bind 65536)
[ 15.345950] TCP reno registered
[ 15.346258] IA32 emulation $Id: sys_ia32.c,v 1.32 2002/03/24 13:02:28 ak Exp $
[ 15.346534] audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
[ 15.346544] audit(1163926245.780:1): initialized
[ 15.346677] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
[ 15.346696] Dquot-cache hash table entries: 512 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
[ 15.346736] Initializing Cryptographic API
[ 15.346740] io scheduler noop registered
[ 15.346745] io scheduler anticipatory registered
[ 15.346751] io scheduler deadline registered
[ 15.346763] io scheduler cfq registered (default)
[ 15.363191] Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
[ 15.363220] Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
[ 15.363222] Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[ 15.363361] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[ 15.363524] serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
[ 15.363929] 00:08: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[ 15.364134] 00:09: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
[ 15.364273] GSI 16 sharing vector 0xB1 and IRQ 16
[ 15.364281] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:02.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
[ 15.365086] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 15.365489] RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 65536K size 1024 blocksize
[ 15.365652] Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
[ 15.365655] ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
[ 15.365896] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
[ 15.915149] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 15.915455] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[ 15.915894] TCP bic registered
[ 15.915901] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[ 15.915906] NET: Registered protocol family 8
[ 15.915907] NET: Registered protocol family 20
[ 15.917135] ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
[ 15.917172] drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: unable to open rtc device (rtc0)
[ 15.917187] Freeing unused kernel memory: 188k freed
[ 15.955018] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
[ 15.979777] vga16fb: initializing
[ 15.979781] vga16fb: mapped to 0xffff8100000a0000
[ 16.063390] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x25
[ 16.063395] fb0: VGA16 VGA frame buffer device
[ 17.136524] Capability LSM initialized
[ 17.158785] ACPI: Fan [FAN] (on)
[ 17.161262] ACPI Exception (acpi_processor-0693): AE_NOT_FOUND, Processor Device is not present [20060707]
[ 17.161267] ACPI: Getting cpuindex for acpiid 0x1
[ 17.163410] ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (40 C)
[ 17.438574] SCSI subsystem initialized
[ 17.441503] libata version 1.20 loaded.
[ 17.442343] sata_sil 0000:00:11.0: version 0.9
[ 17.442363] GSI 17 sharing vector 0xB9 and IRQ 17
[ 17.442371] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:11.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
[ 17.442528] ata1: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xFFFFC2000003A080 ctl 0xFFFFC2000003A08A bmdma 0xFFFFC2000003A000 irq 185
[ 17.442546] ata2: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xFFFFC2000003A0C0 ctl 0xFFFFC2000003A0CA bmdma 0xFFFFC2000003A008 irq 185
[ 17.646870] ata1: SATA link down (SStatus 0)
[ 17.656892] scsi0 : sata_sil
[ 17.862511] ata2: SATA link down (SStatus 0)
[ 17.872529] scsi1 : sata_sil
[ 17.872621] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
[ 17.872755] ata3: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xFFFFC2000003C080 ctl 0xFFFFC2000003C08A bmdma 0xFFFFC2000003C000 irq 177
[ 17.872773] ata4: SATA max UDMA/100 cmd 0xFFFFC2000003C0C0 ctl 0xFFFFC2000003C0CA bmdma 0xFFFFC2000003C008 irq 177
[ 18.078158] ata3: SATA link down (SStatus 0)
[ 18.088175] scsi2 : sata_sil
[ 18.293806] ata4: SATA link down (SStatus 0)
[ 18.303824] scsi3 : sata_sil
[ 18.399708] ATIIXP: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:14.1
[ 18.399724] GSI 18 sharing vector 0xC1 and IRQ 18
[ 18.399732] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.1[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
[ 18.399743] ATIIXP: chipset revision 0
[ 18.399744] ATIIXP: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
[ 18.399752] ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf400-0xf407, BIOS settings: hdaio, hdbio
[ 18.399765] ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf408-0xf40f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
[ 18.399772] Probing IDE interface ide0...
[ 18.689574] hda: WDC WD400BB-22JHC0, ATA DISK drive
[ 19.364168] ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
[ 19.370225] Probing IDE interface ide1...
[ 19.771794] hdc: _NEC DVD+RW ND-1100A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
[ 20.055329] hdd: WDC WD400EB-00CPF0, ATA DISK drive
[ 20.115895] ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
[ 20.148854] hda: max request size: 128KiB
[ 20.157240] hda: 78165360 sectors (40020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
[ 20.157340] hda: cache flushes supported
[ 20.157380] hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 >
[ 20.237085] hdd: max request size: 128KiB
[ 20.238232] hdd: 78165360 sectors (40020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
[ 20.238235] hdd: cache flushes not supported
[ 20.238250] hdd: hdd1 hdd2
[ 20.275343] hdc: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
[ 20.275350] Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
[ 20.651046] usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
[ 20.651067] usbcore: registered new driver hub
[ 20.651697] ohci_hcd: 2005 April 22 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)
[ 20.651724] GSI 19 sharing vector 0xC9 and IRQ 19
[ 20.651732] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 201
[ 20.651823] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: OHCI Host Controller
[ 20.651934] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[ 20.713793] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: irq 201, io mem 0xfe02d000
[ 20.715039] ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
[ 20.773898] usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 20.773980] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 20.773991] hub 1-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
[ 20.881675] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.2[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 201
[ 20.881762] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: EHCI Host Controller
[ 20.881937] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
[ 20.881987] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: irq 201, io mem 0xfe02b000
[ 20.881998] ehci_hcd 0000:00:13.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
[ 20.882128] usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 20.882214] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 20.882220] hub 2-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
[ 20.995997] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:06.0[A] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
[ 21.046137] ohci1394: fw-host0: OHCI-1394 1.1 (PCI): IRQ=[185] MMIO=[fddfe000-fddfe7ff] Max Packet=[2048] IR/IT contexts=[4/8]
[ 21.046373] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:13.1[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 201
[ 21.046482] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: OHCI Host Controller
[ 21.046527] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
[ 21.077249] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.1: irq 201, io mem 0xfe02c000
[ 21.137224] usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 21.137240] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 21.137251] hub 3-0:1.0: 4 ports detected
[ 21.264987] ohci_hcd 0000:00:13.0: wakeup
[ 21.309314] Attempting manual resume
[ 21.346207] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 21.346215] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 21.648302] usb 1-1: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
[ 21.847023] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 22.319292] ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[00000ae6ff3a319c]
[ 28.381529] input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input1
[ 28.577426] parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
[ 28.577500] parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP]
[ 28.602978] parport0: Printer, HEWLETT-PACKARD DESKJET 820C
[ 28.893432] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[ 28.917550] shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
[ 29.580715] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
[ 29.601509] FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
[ 29.611056] acx: this driver is still EXPERIMENTAL
[ 29.611058] acx: reading README file and/or Craig's HOWTO is recommended, visit http://acx100.sf.net in case of further questions/discussion
[ 29.611062] acx: compiled to use 32bit I/O access. I/O timing issues might occur, such as non-working firmware upload. Report them
[ 29.611064] running on a little-endian CPU
[ 29.611065] PCI module v0.3.35 initialized, waiting for cards to probe...
[ 29.611113] GSI 20 sharing vector 0xD1 and IRQ 20
[ 29.611121] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:01.0[A] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 209
[ 29.611138] acx: found ACX111-based wireless network card at 0000:02:01.0, irq:209, phymem1:0xFDDFC000, phymem2:0xFDDC0000, mem1:0xffffc2001009c000, mem1_size:8192, mem2:0xffffc200100c0000, mem2_size:131072
[ 29.611143] initial debug setting is 0x000A
[ 29.611151] using IRQ 209
[ 29.612152] requesting firmware image 'tiacx111c16'
[ 29.753503] acx_write_fw (main/combined):0
[ 29.807356] acx_validate_fw (main/combined):0
[ 29.815747] 8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
[ 29.850115] usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
[ 29.855644] input: Topro USB Mouse as /class/input/input2
[ 29.855685] input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Topro USB Mouse] on usb-0000:00:13.0-1
[ 29.855695] usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
[ 29.855697] drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
[ 29.943941] ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
[ 30.388557] initializing max packet templates
[ 30.473833] dump queue head (from card):
[ 30.473834] len: 24
[ 30.473835] tx_memory_block_address: 19060
[ 30.473836] rx_memory_block_address: 13560
[ 30.473837] tx1_queue address: 12A94
[ 30.473837] rx1_queue address: 12754
[ 30.510336] NVS_vendor_offs:0222 probe_delay:200 eof_memory:1114112
[ 30.510339] CCAModes:04 Diversity:01 ShortPreOpt:01 PBCC:01 ChanAgil:00 PHY:05 Temp:01
[ 30.510341] AntennaID:00 Len:02 Data:01 02
[ 30.510343] PowerLevelID:01 Len:02 Data:001E 000A
[ 30.510346] DataRatesID:02 Len:05 Data:02 04 11 22 44
[ 30.510349] DomainID:03 Len:06 Data:10 20 30 31 32 40
[ 30.510352] ProductID:04 Len:09 Data:TI ACX100
[ 30.510354] ManufacturerID:05 Len:07 Data:TI Test
[ 30.510356] get_mask 0x00004182, set_mask 0x00000000
[ 30.525741] don't know how to get sensitivity for radio type 0x16
[ 30.525743] got sensitivity value 0
[ 30.537723] got antenna value 0x4A
[ 30.549715] got regulatory domain 0x10
[ 30.549718] get_mask 0x00000000, set_mask 0x00000000 - after update
[ 30.549721] new ratevector: 82 84 0B 0C 12 16 18 24 2C 30 48 60 6C
[ 30.549726] setting RXconfig to 2010:0FDD
[ 30.573671] acx: form factor 0x01 ((mini-)PCI / CardBus), radio type 0x16 (Radia), EEPROM version 0x05, uploaded firmware 'Rev 1.2.1.34' (0x03010101)
[ 30.573861] creating /proc entry driver/acx_wlan0
[ 30.573866] creating /proc entry driver/acx_wlan0_diag
[ 30.573869] creating /proc entry driver/acx_wlan0_eeprom
[ 30.573871] creating /proc entry driver/acx_wlan0_phy
[ 30.573875] acx v0.3.35: net device wlan0, driver compiled against wireless extensions 20 and Linux 2.6.17-10-generic
[ 30.573914] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:02:05.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
[ 30.574660] eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xffffc200100a0000, 00:14:2a:ad:37:f1, IRQ 177
[ 30.574664] eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
[ 30.581225] USB module v0.3.35 initialized, probing for devices...
[ 30.581497] usbcore: registered new driver acx_usb
[ 30.581528] GSI 21 sharing vector 0xA9 and IRQ 21
[ 30.581535] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:14.5[B] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
[ 30.587320] 8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.2 (Mar 22, 2004)
[ 30.755311] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
[ 30.791292] ieee1394: sbp2: Driver forced to serialize I/O (serialize_io=1)
[ 30.791295] ieee1394: sbp2: Try serialize_io=0 for better performance
[ 30.825092] Adding 1012084k swap on /dev/disk/by-uuid/b700377b-ad9a-4cb0-903a-20b70bf21c31. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1012084k
[ 30.825387] Adding 168672k swap on /dev/disk/by-uuid/2265a0c2-4720-49cf-b660-e67bb7505808. Priority:-2 extents:1 across:168672k
[ 30.925919] EXT3 FS on hda5, internal journal
[ 31.228922] APIC error on CPU0: 04(40)
[ 31.247699] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 31.256680] EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
[ 31.256684] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 31.295041] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 31.304630] EXT3 FS on hda6, internal journal
[ 31.304634] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 31.338438] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 31.348538] EXT3 FS on hda7, internal journal
[ 31.348542] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 31.350116] kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
[ 31.356713] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 31.364422] EXT3 FS on hdd1, internal journal
[ 31.364427] EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
[ 31.412624] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 31.528437] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 32.019640] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 32.095514] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 32.399022] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 32.694216] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 33.069937] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 34.727250] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 34.870326] ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
[ 34.870334] ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
[ 34.954879] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 34.971554] ibm_acpi: ec object not found
[ 34.999274] pcc_acpi: loading...
[ 35.014783] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 36.676090] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 36.680084] Losing some ticks... checking if CPU frequency changed.
[ 36.708039] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
[ 36.991578] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
###################deleted dozens of these messages ###########
[ 76.040287] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
*************************iwconfig right after boot ***************************
tk@lh-ld:/home/unk# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11b+/g+ ESSID:"STA01D3CA" Nickname:"acx v0.3.35"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivity=1/3
Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

eth0 no wireless extensions.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 06:46 AM   #12
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This jumped at me:

Quote:
29.611062] acx: compiled to use 32bit I/O access. I/O timing issues might occur, such as non-working firmware upload. Report them
Since you're using a 64 bit system this could be the cause of the trouble. You'll also notice in your iwconfig output that wlan0 is not associated with an access point. That isn't good, but may be a symptom rather than the problem.

To be honest, I have NO experience in setting up acx on a 64 bit system. You might want to do some digging on the acx site as well as the Ubuntu/kubuntu forums and see if there is any advice.

All of the APIC errors are also concerning. You might try booting with apic=off in the boot parameters and see how that affects your computer's operations, particularly with the wireless access. Apic sometimes does get in the way of wireless.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 06:58 AM   #13
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I have noticed the "no IP associated" but don't know what to do about it...
I've done some other testing... I changed my rt2500 and ax111 cards to adhoc mode and then I fired up WINXP pro on my other machine and built an adhoc connection there. The XP machine and the rt2500 card are able to ping each other but the ax111 card wouldn't talk to either card

I think the APIC problem is a motherboard thing.... I noticed the messages (dozens of them) some time ago.... I turned off the APIC mode in the BIOS and tanked the whole thing... it wouldn't boot. I replaced the BIOS chip to fix the problem... am having a discussion with ETS about the situation. I will try the kernel thing.

I'll continue my surfing.... someone else has got to have seen this same problem with ax111 and maybe solved it.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #14
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As part of this discussion, mention was made of the APIC messages that were in my dmesg output...
DANGER>>>DANGER>>> if you have an ECS RS482-M mobo with an AMD 64 processor DO NOT>>>> DO NOT>>>
disable APIC mode in the bios OR put noapi on your
kernel boot entry DANGER>>>>DANGER. Either action will disable your boot up .... and you will have to re-flash your bios.... the jumper to reset the CMOS does not do it....
I've contacted ECS and they evidently disown the problem... yet they provided the mobo with the flaky
bios support. Of course AMD has to know about the APIC messages and they keep selling the same trash.

YMMV....
Ted in Atlanta

If anyone has a solution for this problem... busted boot bios... I and many others are
listening.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:26 PM   #15
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WHAT?!?!?!?

That is utterly ridiculous. You have my sincerest condolences.
 
  


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