I bought a new lappy the other day and I thought to power it with FreeBSD but seems it has some sort of problem with my ral0 WiFi chip (Ralink's RT5390) as whenever I try to enable WiFi by creating a wlan0 device and up it from official install DVD's LiveCD mode, the console locks up and I can't even change terminal. Keyboard and screen also lock up; only way out is to hard reset the laptop.
I figured Ralink chips are well supported but this one is giving me a headache for some reason. I tried both amd64 9.1-RELEASE and 10-CURRENT but to no avail.
Here's dmesg output from within the LiveCD:
Also, pciconf -l -v output:
I'm trying to configure WiFi by following the Handbook:
# ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ral0
wlan0: Ethernet address: a4:17:31:0f:47:94
# ifconfig wlan0 up scan
And this is the place where everything locks up, on bringing device up. Let me know if I could do anything else.
Thanks in advance.
How-To-Repeat: bring device up by:
# ifconfig wlan0 up
Any feedback on this one?
Could you try most recent CURRENT amd64 image:
There are a lot of improvements since 10-CURRENT
Does your laptop reachable via ethernet after lockup?
Tried. Same thing. Laptop freezes, only hard reboot works.
RT5390 is not supported by FreeBSD but I'm planning to add it support.
Please stay tuned. :-)
(In reply to Kevin Lo from comment #4)
> RT5390 is not supported by FreeBSD but I'm planning to add it support.
> Please stay tuned. :-)
I'd be grateful and be your tester, please update this bug.
Thanks a ton!
There is support for RT5390 since r278551 in 11-CURRENT.
Thanks a ton Kevin!
Thanks for the feedback and testing.