[alsa-devel] [ath5k-devel] Bugs on aspire one A150
maximlevitsky at gmail.com
Sat Dec 13 14:28:24 CET 2008
On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 00:12 +0200, Nick Kossifidis wrote:
> 2008/11/10 Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky at gmail.com>:
> > Bob Copeland wrote:
> >> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> ** 2 - wireless: not to mention the fact that ath5k wasn't installed by
> >>> default in ubuntu...
> >>> wireless more or less works, but kernel log is full of backtraces.
> >> As you've seen, these should at least be gone now...
> >>> Was able to connect to my WPA2 access point.
> >>> Sometimes wireless fails completely, especially after suspend to ram.
> >> Did you get noise calibration failures in dmesg at this point? Felix posted
> >> a patch recently that handles them better.
> > Yep, but they seems to be gone in latest -git too.
> > Wireless work fine now, it seems like my iwl3945.
> >>> Advanced features like monitor/injection work, but when I changed the card's
> >>> mac address it stopped working.
> >>> I also noticed that if I then start airodump, then wireless works with new
> >>> mac.
> > Why it doesn't accept new mac?, can this be fixed?
> >>> ** 4 - wireless led doesn't work.
> >>> ath5k devs, can you fix this?
> >> Currently all the LED code we have in there is for setting a particular gpio
> >> for particular laptops (and they differ between models). We only have quirks
> >> for IBM and HP, none for Acer. Also, the legacy-hal seems to have a different
> >> strategy for 2425 chips. I can try to hack up some code for you to test.
> > I have seen on the web that madwifi did support the led with some gpio settings
> > sysctl -w dev.wifi0.ledpin=3
> > sysctl -w dev.wifi0.softled=1
> > from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne
> > Best regards,
> > Maxim Levitsky
> i think that some led settings are stored on EEPROM, let me check it out...
Indeed gpio #3 controls the led.
I patched ath5k to use it, and led works now fine.
What I dislike is the way led blinks:
While nether I like constant rate blinking implemented in windows
driver, I don't like the fact that led blinks too fast, sometimes the
blink time is so short that led doesn't show full brightness.
I think there should be a minimal interval for blinking.
Also I don't know what is assumed better, when led is always on, but
turns off when active of vise versa?
(Due to short intervals, when I set it for first option, it is almost
always on, and I almost don't see the interval when it is off)
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