[Gta04-owner] Absent Wi-Fi interface
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Sat Oct 13 09:19:56 CEST 2012
Am 12.10.2012 um 22:35 schrieb Bob Ham:
> Hi all,
> I have received my GTA04 now (yay!). I'm having problems with the Wi-Fi
> interface though. I've installed QtMoko v48 which has a 3.5.0 kernel
> and the libertas-firmware package is installed. Unfortunately, there is
> no Wi-Fi network interface listed.
> I have hso0, lo, pan0 and usb0 but never eth0 or wlan0. The libertas
> module is not loaded after boot. I have modprobe'd libertas and no
> interface appears. The only information in dmesg is this line:
> [ 3314.234374] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
> I have executed the "Turn on Wifi" and "Restart wifi" scripts via the
> QtMoko menu. Neither make an interface appear. I have executed the
> default Debian installation installed on NAND and cannot get an
> interface there either.
> The odd thing is that bluetooth works fine. This is odd because as I
> understand it, bluetooth and wifi are on the same silicon.
Well, the WiFi/BT combo is a multi-chip package and such problems
may arise from an interface problem.
> I fear there may be a hardware problem. Is there a way to canonically
> determine whether the Wi-Fi hardware is properly integrated and working
Boot into the Debian hw-validation image in NAND,
ssh root at 192.168.0.202 through USB
and then ./hw-test.
So let's cross fingers that it is not a solder joint problem (early failures are
more likely http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve ).
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