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Old 07-18-2010, 04:40 PM
John Talbut
 
Default Bug#581554: Firmware or driver

Mainly because that is where people seem to be looking for a solution!
Also because the firmware with 0.26 is identical with earlier firmware
that I have downloaded and opinion seems to be that different firmware
is needed for a 64bit kernel. And because the messages I am getting are
similar to those reported above:


Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE: PlatformInitFirmware()==>
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel:
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE 0000:05:00.0: firmware: requesting
RTL8192E/boot.img
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE 0000:05:00.0: firmware: requesting
RTL8192E/main.img

Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xEownload Firmware: Put code ok!
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel:
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xEownload Firmware: Boot ready!
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel:
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE 0000:05:00.0: firmware: requesting
RTL8192E/data.img
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device
(reason: 2).
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo NetworkManager: supplicant_interface_acquire:
assertion `mgr_state == NM_SUPPLICANT_MANAGER_STATE_IDLE' failed

Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE:ERR in CPUcheck_firmware_ready()
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel:
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE:CPUcheck_firmware_ready fail(0)!
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel:
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE:ERR in init_firmware()
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel:
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel: rtl819xE:ERR!!! _rtl8192_up(): initialization
is failed!

Jul 18 06:02:40 jo kernel:
Jul 18 06:02:40 jo NetworkManager: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF


To be clear, I presume by "driver" you are referring to the RTL8192E
staging driver that I have compiled into the kernel.


How can I check whether the problem is with the firmware or the driver?

John



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