HELP: ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 7



  • Anyone know whats going on here?  I found this in dmesg on a previously working wireless WRAP setup using a CM9 Card:

    ath_hal: 0.9.16.16 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
    ath0: <atheros 5212="">mem 0x80000000-0x8000ffff irq 12 at device 13.0 on pci0
    ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 7
    device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6

    The box was humming along beautifully, and now it's hosed.  I cant get wireless working at all???  Everything else is fine.  I also downloaded RC2 in case it was my RC1 compact flash had gotten corrupted for some reason.</atheros>



  • Thats very strange.  I would say it may be hardware related.

    Perhaps LSF knows, I believe he has access to the the ATH code?



  • Yah, not sure what happened. I think we might of had a storm tonight where the box was located. It migt be possible that the card has been zapped, although everything else seems fine on the box.



  • I'm 99% sure that you fried your card or your mini.pci slot.

    There is no other reason this would happen. exchange the card and pray you mini-pci slot survived ;-)



  • @rneily:

    Anyone know whats going on here?  I found this in dmesg on a previously working wireless WRAP setup using a CM9 Card:

    ath_hal: 0.9.16.16 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
    ath0: <atheros 5212="">mem 0x80000000-0x8000ffff irq 12 at device 13.0 on pci0
    ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 7
    device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6

    The box was humming along beautifully, and now it's hosed.  I cant get wireless working at all???  Everything else is fine.  I also downloaded RC2 in case it was my RC1 compact flash had gotten corrupted for some reason.</atheros>

    Some wrap bios had issues detecting the wireless card on first boot. It would work on a warm boot. This was fixed in current warp bios.

    Gil



  • @gilf:

    @rneily:

    Anyone know whats going on here?  I found this in dmesg on a previously working wireless WRAP setup using a CM9 Card:

    ath_hal: 0.9.16.16 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413)
    ath0: <atheros 5212="">mem 0x80000000-0x8000ffff irq 12 at device 13.0 on pci0
    ath0: unable to attach hardware; HAL status 7
    device_attach: ath0 attach returned 6

    The box was humming along beautifully, and now it's hosed.  I cant get wireless working at all???  Everything else is fine.  I also downloaded RC2 in case it was my RC1 compact flash had gotten corrupted for some reason.</atheros>

    Some wrap bios had issues detecting the wireless card on first boot. It would work on a warm boot. This was fixed in current warp bios.

    Gil

    Well I had the same problem and it wasn’t a wrap, it was a ASUS P4S800D-X 655 motherboard with 3 mini-PCI atheros, the solution was to test several pci slots randomly changing the place of the mini-PCI until it detected all radios.



  • @dracunciliasis:

    Well I had the same problem and it wasn’t a wrap, it was a ASUS P4S800D-X 655 motherboard with 3 mini-PCI atheros, the solution was to test several pci slots randomly changing the place of the mini-PCI until it detected all radios.

    IRQ or P-IRQ problems.



  • @ZGamer:

    @dracunciliasis:

    Well I had the same problem and it wasn’t a wrap, it was a ASUS P4S800D-X 655 motherboard with 3 mini-PCI atheros, the solution was to test several pci slots randomly changing the place of the mini-PCI until it detected all radios.

    IRQ or P-IRQ problems.

    Well it wasnt an IRQ problem since on boot they had different IRQ's.
    Whats P-IRQ??



  • nevermind about the P-IRQ, your using a WRAP setup…....P-IRQ is the prioity IRQ assignments....can get this problem with atx PIII/Socket A motherboards which use PC133 memory. Only found this problem in a 5 PCI slot asus board with using 3 pci cards + agp card....needed to shuffle the cards around as they had a P-IRQ conflict causing the above problem.


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