Problems loading firmware in RAM - un-reliable depending on boot

Cristian Atria catriac
Wed Jan 3 20:41:11 PST 2007

Sorr, I missed the subject line. Here it goes again.

On 1/3/07, Cristian Atria <catriac at> wrote:
> My secondary firmware (I tried 1.8.3 and 1.8.4) does not always load on my
> dwl520 (revE) pci wi-fi card. Once I boot, if the firmware does not load,
> the problem will be persistent until a lucky reboot. On lucky reboots (or
> shutdowns, who knows), everything works fine. I'm under the impression that
> the card works when  windows shuts down my dual boot PC.  Sorry if this
> problem already has a workaround, but I couldn't find it by googling it.
> Details on my configuration:
> hostap_pci ver 0.4, and dwl540 revE on linux mandriva 2007, kernel
> 2.6.17-6mdvlegacy.
> Dmesg, lspci, console logs, modinfo attached.
> Thanks for your help.
> Cristian
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