firmware not loading

Josh Wyatt jdwyatt
Fri Oct 22 11:49:01 PDT 2004

James B. Hiller wrote:
> Hi.
>>On Thursday 21 October 2004 10:57 am, Josh Wyatt wrote:
>>>I'm running hostap-0.2.5 trying to get a DLink 520 going as access point. 
> Which revision?  The A_/B_ type, or the E_ type?

> Ref my comment above - the revision likely matters.
> jbh


Firstly, thanks for your help...

I am not sure how to know the revision of the card.  I do not have physical
access to the machine, so I cannot see the card.  I am assuming "E" (I believe I
may have seen E1 on the packaging moons ago).

I can give you lspci -vv output:
01:08.0 Network controller: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev
         Subsystem: Harris Semiconductor Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset
         Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Step
ping- SERR+ FastB2B-
         Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort
- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
         Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 3
         Region 0: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
         Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
                 Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot
                 Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

And here is some output from dmesg, when loading the hostap_pci driver, which
might help:

hostap_pci: 0.2.5 - 2004-10-03 (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at>)
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 01:08.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 3 with 00:1f.3
divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device wifi0
hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wifi0
wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
hostap_pci: assuming no Primary image in flash - card initialization not complet
wifi0: test Genesis mode with HCR 0x1f
wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
Readback test failed, HCR 0x1f write 00 e1 a1 ff read 00 ce a1 ce
wifi0: test Genesis mode with HCR 0x0f
wifi0: Original COR value: 0xa1
Readback test succeeded, HCR 0x0f
wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0xf8000000, irq=3
divert: allocating divert_blk for wlan0
wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
wlan0: could not set interface UP - no PRI f/w
wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
divert: freeing divert_blk for wlan0
divert: no divert_blk to free, wifi0 not ethernet
hostap_pci: Driver unloaded

If you need info from the card or packaging, I can get it, I just need to know
which info since I will be relaying to another human.

To answer the other questions.. I am not relying on the ebuilds from gentoo, I'm 
building from the tarballs downloaded from  I'm 
building the kernel from the source tarball from a mirror, so all 
pretty standard really, no additional patches, etc.

Lastly, where might I find primary.tar.gz?

Thanks in advance,

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