Firmware loading error
proski at gnu.org
Tue Feb 3 16:06:58 EST 2004
On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, HostAP Developer wrote:
> I've been lurking here for awhile and I have a question. I've compiled a
> new kernel and HostAP CVS Devel. All seems to work OK until I try to
> flash pccard with new firmware.
> ... let's try the flash ...
> [1.7.4]# prism2_srec -v -f wlan0 pk010101.hex sf010704.hex
> Downloading to non-volatile memory (flash).
> Note! This can take about 30 seconds. Do _not_ remove card during download.
> ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_DOWNLOAD]: No such device
Make sure that prism2_srec is also compiled from the CVS sources. Make
sure that you have PRISM2_NON_VOLATILE_DOWNLOAD uncommented in
Also see the kernel log. It's displayed by the "dmesg" command.
> ... ooops, what went wrong? What 'device' is it looking for?
Maybe -ENODEV was returned by the driver. There are just 6 places where
it's returned (not counting the PCI and PLX drivers). If dmesg doesn't
show anything useful, you could use binary search to find which function
> ... /var/log/messages
> kernel: wifi0: Could not read download buffer parameters
Not all kernel messages are logged in /var/log/messages. dmesg may give
> ... genesis mode doesn't seem to work either ...
> [1.7.4]# prism2_srec -gs wlan0 pk010101.hex
> srec summary for pk010101.hex
That's because genesis mode is RAM download. You should use
RAM-downloadable firmware for that. But don't attempt flash download
after RAM download - it won't work.
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