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Old 11-03-2009, 04:37 AM
Tim Gardner
 
Default Ubutu karmic module ACX dropped ?

Rene wrote:
> Dear Tim,
>
> I am ubuntu user since version 6.04.
> I am trying karmic from yesterday and found that my wifi pcmcia DWL-650+
> (ACX111) is not working.
> acx.ko module is missing, and i found while googling that your name was
> associated with :
> [ Tim Gardner ]
>
> * [Config] Dropped ubuntu/misc/wireless/acx
> * [Config] Disabled NDISWRAPPER until the compile issues are fixed.
>
> I tried to compile (succesfully) acx module, versions 20080112 and
> 20080210.
> but when drivers loads default firmware, the system freezes ...
>
> I can't find a bug attached to this issue. Is there any?
> If I can help by testing, tell me.
>
> 04:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless
> Interface
> Subsystem: D-Link System Inc Device 3b05
> Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
> ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
> Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
> Latency: 64
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
> Region 0: Memory at 44020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
> [size=8K]
> Region 1: Memory at 44000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
> [size=128K]
> Capabilities: <access denied>
> Kernel driver in use: acx_pci
> Kernel modules: acx
>
> Best regards
> Rene

IIRC we deleted the acx driver because it was seriously broken and
unmaintained, as evidenced by your report of lockup at load time.

rtg
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:45 AM
Chow Loong Jin
 
Default Ubutu karmic module ACX dropped ?

On Tuesday 03,November,2009 01:37 PM, Tim Gardner wrote:

IIRC we deleted the acx driver because it was seriously broken and
unmaintained, as evidenced by your report of lockup at load time.
Even if it was unmaintained, it actually worked on some systems. My desktop uses
the acx driver for one, though I replaced it with the ndiswrapper driver to get
a more stable connection. Deleting acx means that without the help of another
computer, I won't be able to get the required driver for ndiswrapper to work
(and no, wired LAN is not an option, since I don't have a cable long enough).


I believe a broken driver is better than nothing -- at least it works when not
under load.


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Old 11-03-2009, 08:20 AM
Andy Whitcroft
 
Default Ubutu karmic module ACX dropped ?

On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 02:45:09PM +0800, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> On Tuesday 03,November,2009 01:37 PM, Tim Gardner wrote:
> >IIRC we deleted the acx driver because it was seriously broken and
> >unmaintained, as evidenced by your report of lockup at load time.

Yes. I would also note for the record that when Greg KH scanned our Ubuntu
specific drivers for staging/ he rejected this driver as unmaintained.

> Even if it was unmaintained, it actually worked on some systems. My
> desktop uses the acx driver for one, though I replaced it with the
> ndiswrapper driver to get a more stable connection. Deleting acx
> means that without the help of another computer, I won't be able to
> get the required driver for ndiswrapper to work (and no, wired LAN
> is not an option, since I don't have a cable long enough).
>
> I believe a broken driver is better than nothing -- at least it
> works when not under load.

A broken driver which works under low load might be, but this one hangs
the system on load as of Karmic, as you yourself found in testing. That
is of no use at all to my eye.

-apw

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