Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

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Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby mazak » 2012-03-14 20:28

Hello everybody.
I recently installed Dreamlinux on pendrive.
Want to use it in PC with ITX format mainboard - exactly Zoran G41- ITX.
But I have problem with wireless card.
It is on PCIe bus, and maybe that*s why it is an issue.
I found that when I switch the audio at all in BIOS, looks working fine in Win 7.
On that system WIFI card was on the same IRQ with Bridge and audio(16)

But I belive linux does not looking too much to BIOS.
I found that for my card Atheros 9285 in Dreamlinux must start Ath9k module.
But it doesn't .
When I do:
modprobe ath9k
it is loading , but don't know how to add it to startup.
After inserting it manually still nothing in :
iwconfig .... no wireless card at all

Thanks for reading and advices.
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Re: Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby blondquirk » 2012-03-20 09:37

Try booting with pci=noacpi kernel option
Read and analyze your dmesg, then google, google, google
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Re: Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby mazak » 2012-03-21 09:06

Hi.
I tried:
pci=noacpi
acpi=off
acpi=noirq
and everytime still not loading module athk9.
And device visible when "lspci"

I tried on live session, cos on installed I didn't found menu.lst to add any of this option, and I was looking on google, so anybody know how dreamlinux is booting?
I belive it is grub, so there are some files in /boot/grub

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby mazak » 2012-03-21 22:17

http://dreamlinuxforums.org/index.php?topic=7618.0

I tried solution from that link above but have error when "make":
.../arch/x86/Makefile_32.cpu: No such file or directory
make[1]:***No rule to make target ' /usr/scr/linux-headers-3.1.1-dream-3/arch/x86/Makefile_32.cpu'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/scr/linux-headers-3.1.1-dream-3'
make: *** [modules] Eroor 2

Can anybody help?
What to do with this:

"You should use "ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r`/" to see where the "build"
symlink points to."

in that link: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.d ... tudio/3050
I belive I am close, but need some help.
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Re: Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby blondquirk » 2012-03-22 20:49

I gave that dreamlinux a try, and found that kernel 3.1.1-dream-3 config is missing an option:
# CONFIG_ATH9K_PCI is not set
This option has been introduced quite recently. If one does 'make oldconfig' from older kernel version, he/she will get this. No wonder the card doesn't work at all.
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Re: Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby mazak » 2012-03-22 20:56

So is it any other way to fix it than recompile image?
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Re: Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby blondquirk » 2012-03-22 21:06

If there is no updated kernels in dreamlinux repo, I'd suggest installing clean linux-image from debian wheezy repositories
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Re: Ath9k not loaded. IRQ conflict or so?

Postby mazak » 2012-03-22 22:27

@ blondquirk
I know it is not easy, co can you give me a clue, as far as now I found this:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-kern ... ade-howto/

Thanks for helping
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