carl9170 driver and firmware

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  1. fdfys

    fdfys New Member

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    Seems like devices based on the driver carl9170 don't work on the new versions of xiaopan.
    The kernel module loads up but can't find the corret firmware to load.

    On an earlier older version of xiaopan sometime round a year ago the same device used to work correctly,
    Would be great if you could include again the firmware as well in the iso image.

    Thank you
     
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    Thanks for the answer.
    That doesn't work, I did try that one.
    It either won't install or once installed it won't be found by the dev after carl9170 is loaded and as a result the wifi card won't be recocgnized.
    Also that package won't install using tiny core commands for installing packages.
    I've used different wifi cards and by far Atheros has had the best results, so don't want ot loose this card.
    I even extracted the package and tried to put the firmware by hand on the location where tinycore holds firmware and still did not work.
     
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    Have a look at dmesg see what the error or the firmware is called this should be in firmware.tcz really.
     
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    I already checked dmesg it searches for for exactly that firmware but fails to load.
    Thanks
     
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    Give us a clue what's it say ?? Be more descriptive can't wont help if you don't , simple as.
     
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    Ok, the firmware firmware-carl9170-gw3887.tcz is included in xiaopan 4.7.2
    Here is the output of the lsmod and respective dmesg commands

    root@box:/# lsmod | grep carl
    carl9170 53248 0
    mac80211 147456 2 carl9170,ath9k
    ath 16384 4 carl9170,ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    cfg80211 98304 4 carl9170,ath9k,mac80211,ath


    dmesg
    usb 2-1.2: reset high speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
    usbcore: registered new interface driver carl9170
    usb 2-1.2: driver API: 1.9.4 2011-08-15 [1-1]
    usb 2-1.2: firmware API: 1.9.2 2010-12-25
    usb 2-1.2: failed to find compatible firmware descriptor.
    usb 2-1.2: failed to parse firmware (-61).
     
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    Seems we are still using the firmware for the old kernel older versions of xiaopan probably work if they use a older kernel.
    This is the right firmware i'll package it up if you need it, i'll re package update the firmware.tcz for the next release sometime.
     

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    #9 fdfys, 20 Oct 2013
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    Best just add it to your /opt/filetool.lst then it is backed up an restored on boot for now
     
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    I just made it into a tcz compressed file and replaced the old firmware-carl9170-gw3887.tcz with it in /cde/optional/
    Works fine.
    Thanks for pointing out it was the wrong firmware.
    I'm uploading the file for those who might need it.
     

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