Bug 383431 - acer aspire 7520 Atheros AR5006EG WiFi not supported
Summary: acer aspire 7520 Atheros AR5006EG WiFi not supported
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 254192
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
low
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-11-14 21:08 UTC by Alexandre
Modified: 2008-01-24 20:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Environment:
Last Closed: 2008-01-24 20:06:04 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
lspci -n for Toshiba notebook with Atheros AR5007EG chipset (690 bytes, text/plain)
2008-01-17 06:12 UTC, Thomas Chung
no flags Details
dmidecoe output for Toshiba notebook with Atheros AR5007EG chipset (6.27 KB, text/plain)
2008-01-17 06:13 UTC, Thomas Chung
no flags Details

Description Alexandre 2007-11-14 21:08:09 UTC
[root@localhost etc]# rpm -q kernel
kernel-2.6.23.1-49.fc8

[root@localhost etc]# lspci -v 
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
        Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Unknown device 0428
        Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 20
        Memory at f2200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [50] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit- Queue=0/0
Enable-
        Capabilities: [60] Express Legacy Endpoint IRQ 0
        Capabilities: [90] MSI-X: Enable- Mask- TabSize=1

[root@localhost modprobe.d]# modprobe ath5k
[root@localhost modprobe.d]# dmesg
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:05:00.0[A] -> Link [LK4E] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:05:00.0 to 64
ath5k_hw_nic_wakeup: failed to resume the MAC Chip
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:05:00.0 disabled
ath5k_pci: probe of 0000:05:00.0 failed with error -5

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2007-11-21 20:49:22 UTC
FYI, info on how to help the ath5k reverse engineering team:

   http://marc.info/?l=linux-wireless&m=119282415503974&w=2

Comment 2 John W. Linville 2007-11-29 14:53:28 UTC
Lots of ath5k updates in kernel-2.6.23.8-63.fc8...does that work any better 
for you?

Comment 3 Thomas Chung 2007-12-07 00:49:35 UTC
I also have AR5006EG on my new laptop (Toshiba Satellite A135-S7404)

# lspci | grep -i ath
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g
Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

Just installed kernel-2.6.23.8-63.fc8 and now I can't even see wlan0 in iwconfig

# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

In the original kernel-2.6.23.1-42.fc8, at least I was able to see wlan0 in
iwconfig.

Comment 4 Thomas Chung 2007-12-08 01:16:23 UTC
I have an interesting new Information.
Just a curiocity, I installed back the orignial factory image (Win Vista Home)
for Toshiba Satellite A135-S1704.
When I opened Device Manager, it reports I have Atheros AR5007EG not AR5006EG as
reported in Linux side.
I'm not sure which is correct. Assuming the Windows's report is correct then it
seems we have a bug in the utility or incorrect database for this wireless device.

Comment 5 Jon Stanley 2008-01-17 00:51:02 UTC
Alexandre and Thomas -

It would be helpful if you could attach the output of lspci -n to verify what
PCI ID's are there.  Also, if you could both provide dmidecode output (please
attach both of these items as separate text/plain attachments), that would be
very useful.  If I don't hear back in one month, I'll close this bug
INSUFFICIENT_DATA

Comment 6 Thomas Chung 2008-01-17 06:12:24 UTC
Created attachment 291958 [details]
lspci -n for Toshiba notebook with Atheros AR5007EG chipset

Comment 7 Thomas Chung 2008-01-17 06:13:07 UTC
Created attachment 291960 [details]
dmidecoe output for Toshiba notebook with Atheros AR5007EG chipset

Comment 8 Thomas Chung 2008-01-17 06:17:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Alexandre and Thomas -
> 
> It would be helpful if you could attach the output of lspci -n to verify what
> PCI ID's are there.  Also, if you could both provide dmidecode output (please
> attach both of these items as separate text/plain attachments), that would be
> very useful.  If I don't hear back in one month, I'll close this bug
> INSUFFICIENT_DATA

Hi John, I have posted two attachments per your request.
FYI, I'm using madwifi instead of ath5k to get the support for Atheros AR5007EG
chipset[1] on F8 with kernel 2.6.23.9-85.fc8
[1] http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility/Atheros#AtherosAR5007EG

Comment 9 John W. Linville 2008-01-24 20:06:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 254192 ***


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