Firmware loading error
HostAP-developer at maxrack.net
Tue Feb 3 18:57:09 EST 2004
<quote who="Pavel Roskin">
> 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.
... but, just so the thread remembers, the pccard is "Zcomax XI-325H 200mW"
... or "SMC2532W-B EliteConnect 200mW Wireless Adapter".
>> ... let's try the flash ...
>> [firmware]# 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
>> 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.
... prism2_srec is compiled from the same CVS source.
... PRISM2_NON_VOLATILE_DOWNLOAD uncommented.
... "tail -f /var/log/dmesg" doesn't show anything...
... dmesg | less ...shows more! (oops!)
>> ... 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
> returned -ENODEV.
>> ... genesis mode doesn't seem to work either ...
>> [firmware]# 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.
... so the nonDestructive RAM firmware load actually goes like this:
[firmware]# prism2_srec -gs wlan0 ak010104.hex
[firmware]# prism2_srec -gp wlan0 ak010104.hex
[firmware]# prism2_srec -rp wlan0 rf010800.hex
... and then you get ...
[firmware]# hostap_diag wlan0
Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'
NICID: id=0x800c v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) PCMCIA (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.1.4
STAID: id=0x001f v1.8.0 (station firmware)
... kewl ...
> But don't attempt flash download after RAM download - it won't work.
... If I do a RAM download then I should be able to do:
[firmware]# rmmod hostap_cs
[firmware]# rmmod hostap
[firmware]# cardctl eject 0
[firmware]# cardctl insert 0
... and prism2_srec again right? yup, that works.
How do I "prism2_srec -f" to avoid having to load RAM when I bring the
pccard up again? ..or should I _not_?
[firmware]# prism2_srec -vf wlan0 pk010101.hex sf010800.hex
... generates the following dmesg output after pccard reinsert ...
prism2_download: dl_cmd=3 start_addr=0x00000000 num_areas=5
wifi0: Could not read download buffer parameters
... still no go. maybe my pccard is write protected? should I drill a
hole in the corner to write enable?!? LOL.
Thanks for being so patient while I'm grokking HostAP..
> Pavel Roskin
-- KC Ferguson
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