Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 390551
No device created for AR5212 after loading module ath5k.ko
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:23 EST
Description of problem:
After loading kernel module ath5k.ko on a system equipped with a DWL-G520
WLAN adapter sporting an AR5212 chipset, no corresponding device ath0 is
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system into single user mode.
2. Load ath5k.ko [modprobe ath5k].
dmesg reports "ath_pci 0000:01:0a.0: can't get channels
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:01:0a.0 disabled
ath_pci: probe of 0000:01:0a.0 failed with error -22"
Module ath5k.ko is loaded, and the corresponding device gets created.
This used to work better for 2.6.23.x kernels, see bug 254192, where
the device was created correctly, and only DHCP failed to establish a
working network connection.
Same behaviour for kernel-2.6.24-0.39.rc3.git1.fc9.
Fixed in kernel-2.6.24-0.41.rc3.git1.fc9.