Bug 494063 - Please, fix ath5k driver with patch in url
Please, fix ath5k driver with patch in url
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-03 19:32 EDT by Trever Adams
Modified: 2009-04-13 13:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-13 13:10:08 EDT
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Refrenced patch (67 bytes, text/plain)
2009-04-10 20:22 EDT, Chuck Ebbert
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Description Trever Adams 2009-04-03 19:32:40 EDT
Description of problem:
I have been using the nasty madwifi driver for a long time. From all that I am reading a one liner was missing in 2.6.29 that would allow me to use the ath5k driver in the kernel. Please, include this patch soon and I will be free of madwifi.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.29.* up to and including todays.
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2009-04-10 20:22:49 EDT
Created attachment 339144 [details]
Refrenced patch

Patch is not even in wireless-testing yet.
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2009-04-10 20:26:33 EDT
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath5k/base.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath5k/base.c
@@ -497,6 +497,7 @@ ath5k_pci_probe(struct pci_dev *pdev,
 	hw->wiphy->interface_modes =
+		BIT(NL80211_IFTYPE_AP) |
Comment 3 John W. Linville 2009-04-13 13:08:42 EDT
<linville> does ath5k work in AP mode?  what is missing?
<bcopeland> linville: the AP bit, and an annoying (harmless) message about the beacon queue
<bcopeland> it should probably just be enabled so any remaining bugs just get worked out
<bcopeland> I haven't thoroughly tested it, but it did beacon and I could associate
<bcopeland> can change "beacon queue %u didn't stop" to ATH5K_DEBUG to get rid of the warning
<bcopeland> oh and the patch already in w-t for channel limiting is needed for hostapd to start
Comment 4 John W. Linville 2009-04-13 13:10:08 EDT
Despite whatever seems positive in comment 3, it also indicates that what we have in 2.6.29 is not ready for AP mode.

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