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en:users:drivers:carl9170 [2015/01/30 09:23]
Johannes Berg
en:users:drivers:carl9170 [2015/01/30 12:59]
Christian Lamparter [Recovery FAQ] Fix formatting
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 ==== General FAQ ==== ==== General FAQ ====
  
-**Can I use newer carl9170 firmwares with any old carl9170 driver, or vice versa?**  +  * ** Can I use newer carl9170 firmwares with any old carl9170 driver, or vice versa? ** 
-            * Depends on the combination. But the driver will evaluate, if it can safely support the firmware, or reject it. **Can I use the new carl9170 firmware with driver like otus or ar9170usb?​**  +    * Depends on the combination. But the driver will evaluate, if it can safely support the firmware, or reject it.  
-              * No. **Does the driver support the original firmwares?​**  + 
-                * No. **I don't need HT, how do I disable it?**  +  * **Can I use the new carl9170 firmware with driver like otus or ar9170usb?​**  
-                  * Through a module parameter. '​noht=1'​ **How can I disable the hardware crypto?**  +    * No. 
-                    * Through a module parameter. '​nohwcrypt=1' ​+ 
 +  * **Does the driver support the original firmwares?​**  
 +    * No. 
 + 
 +  * **I don't need HT, how do I disable it?**  
 +    * Through a module parameter. '​noht=1' ​ 
 + 
 +  * **How can I disable the hardware crypto?**  
 +    * Through a module parameter. '​nohwcrypt=1' ​
 ==== Recovery FAQ ==== ==== Recovery FAQ ====
  
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                         * You can easily test this by physically unplugging and replugging the device. If your connection is coming back, then you are done! If not, you have to find out how your distribution is doing network link hotplugging. **All of a sudden, the device stops working for a few seconds (but recovers)** ​                         * You can easily test this by physically unplugging and replugging the device. If your connection is coming back, then you are done! If not, you have to find out how your distribution is doing network link hotplugging. **All of a sudden, the device stops working for a few seconds (but recovers)** ​
                           * You should check if the driver has issued a device restart. There should be a "​restart device (//#​number//​)"​ message in your system'​s logs.                            * You should check if the driver has issued a device restart. There should be a "​restart device (//#​number//​)"​ message in your system'​s logs. 
-//#// | | meaning | + 
-|1|//a fatal firmware error has occurred; the previous "​FW"​ message contains more details//​| +** #number ** **meaning** 
-|2|//​excessive flood of (non-fatal) firmware errors; check previous messages.//​| +|1| //a fatal firmware error has occurred; the previous "​FW"​ message contains more details//​| 
-|3|//Hardware watchdog triggered, because the firmware has crash silently.//​| +|2| //excessive flood of (non-fatal) firmware errors; check previous messages.//​| 
-|4|//stuck tx queues. this is almost always a driver bug, so please file a report.//​| +|3| //Hardware watchdog triggered, because the firmware has crash silently.//​| 
-|5|//your system wasn't able to process requests fast enough; as a result the device has become unresponsive.//​| +|4| //stuck tx queues. this is almost always a driver bug, so please file a report.//​| 
-|6|//command timeout. Either fw/driver bugs or a bad cable/hw malfunction.//​| +|5| //your system wasn't able to process requests fast enough; as a result the device has become unresponsive.//​ | 
-|7|//RF/PHY has become too unstable. Check for radars or microwave ovens?//| +|6| //command timeout. Either fw/driver bugs or a bad cable/hw malfunction.//​| 
-|8|//lost command response. related to 6/command timeout//​| +|7| //RF/PHY has become too unstable. Check for radars or microwave ovens?//| 
-|9|//​unexpected/​invalid command response. also related to 6/command timeout//​| +|8| //lost command response. related to 6/command timeout//​| 
-|10|//firmware restart was requested by user (through DebugFS)//|+|9| //​unexpected/​invalid command response. also related to 6/command timeout//​| 
 +|10| //firmware restart was requested by user (through DebugFS)//|
  
  
en/users/drivers/carl9170.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/30 13:01 by Christian Lamparter