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Old 06-10-2010, 12:43 AM
Dmitry Baryshev
 
Default Bug#585382: compilation of VT6656 fails

Package: linux-source-2.6.32
Version: 2.6.32-9
Severity: important

I have VIA wifi card, it requires VT6656 driver. linux-2.6.32 contains driver for it, but it cannot be compiled:

make[8]: *** No rule to make target `drivers/staging/vt6656/firmware.o', needed by `drivers/staging/vt6656/vt6656_stage.o'. Stop.

I used "debuild -b -uc -us -j2" to build the package.

AFAIR, VIA has this driver as a separate source package, which works under 2.6.27. Why doesn't the built-in driver work in 2.6.32? Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:39 AM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#585382: compilation of VT6656 fails

On Thu, 2010-06-10 at 03:43 +0300, Dmitry Baryshev wrote:
> Package: linux-source-2.6.32
> Version: 2.6.32-9
> Severity: important
>
>
> I have VIA wifi card, it requires VT6656 driver. linux-2.6.32 contains
> driver for it, but it cannot be compiled:
>
>
> make[8]: *** No rule to make target
> `drivers/staging/vt6656/firmware.o', needed by
> `drivers/staging/vt6656/vt6656_stage.o'. Stop.
>
>
>
> I used "debuild -b -uc -us -j2" to build the package.
>
>
> AFAIR, VIA has this driver as a separate source package, which works
> under 2.6.27. Why doesn't the built-in driver work in 2.6.32? Thanks!

This is a staging driver (i.e. low-quality) which we have not been
requested to build. We have removed the firmware from it in order to
comply with the DFSG. I will investigate whether it is possible to make
the driver work with an external firmware image.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 03:39 PM
Dmitry Baryshev
 
Default Bug#585382: compilation of VT6656 fails

Hi. It seems to work fine with WEP. I found a serious problem with WPA-PSK, I will file a bug today. This problem is reproduced with built-in driver without these patches.

$ dmesg | grep vt6656
[ 5.099962] vt6656_stage: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[ 5.456957] usbcore: registered new interface driver vt6656
[ 110.531902] usb 1-6: firmware: requesting vt6656.fw


$ wpa_cli status
Selected interface 'wlan0'
bssid=00:21:91:d9:8c:6f
ssid=bxe
id=0
pairwise_cipher=WEP-40
group_cipher=WEP-40
key_mgmt=NONE
wpa_state=COMPLETED
ip_address=192.168.0.102



2010/6/11 Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>

On Thu, 2010-06-10 at 04:39 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-06-10 at 03:43 +0300, Dmitry Baryshev wrote:

> > Package: linux-source-2.6.32

> > Version: 2.6.32-9

> > Severity: important

> >

> >

> > I have VIA wifi card, it requires VT6656 driver. linux-2.6.32 contains

> > driver for it, but it cannot be compiled:

> >

> >

> > make[8]: *** No rule to make target

> > `drivers/staging/vt6656/firmware.o', needed by

> > `drivers/staging/vt6656/vt6656_stage.o'. Stop.

> >

> >

> >

> > I used "debuild -b -uc -us -j2" to build the package.

> >

> >

> > AFAIR, VIA has this driver as a separate source package, which works

> > under 2.6.27. Why doesn't the built-in driver work in 2.6.32? Thanks!

>

> This is a staging driver (i.e. low-quality) which we have not been

> requested to build. *We have removed the firmware from it in order to

> comply with the DFSG. *I will investigate whether it is possible to make

> the driver work with an external firmware image.



Please apply the attached patches, install vt6656.fw under

/lib/firmware, then build and test the driver.



Ben.



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Ben Hutchings

Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.



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Regards, Krasu
 

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