Problems loading firmware with libertas 8686-sdio on Raon Everun

Dan Williams dcbw at
Fri Jun 6 12:03:17 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-06 at 11:55 -0400, Bill Gribble wrote:
> Holger Schurig <hs4233 at> writes:
> > Please use the mailing list archive [1] and read yourself 
> > throught the SDIO related e-mails. For me (a non SDIO-user) it 
> > seems that almost everyone has an SDIO firmware issue. Maybe 
> > reading the threads in the archive can help you.
> Thanks for your reply.  I did read through the archives prior to my
> message, and you're right!  Lots of people have problems with SDIO
> firmware. 
> While I do look ahead with some trepidation to the problems I might face
> with the firmware once I get it loaded, I think the problem I'm
> reporting is really a precursor to that.  I cannot get the 8686 to even
> completely load the helper firmware, much less boot it, still less
> actually get to the point where I have a network device!  

That's quite odd; I have the same helper firmware and that works for me
here.  So I'm beginning to suspect SD stack/controller issues more at
this point.


> So, as far as I can tell, the version of my firmware is irrelevant,
> because it's not getting loaded.
> > Also, can you provide the filesize and md5sum of your firmwares? 
> > Then people here can say if they have the same as you ... or if 
> > you have a different one.
> Sure, happy to.  These files were provided to me by the manufacturer.
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 114268 Jan  9 14:42 sd8686.bin
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2140 Jan  9 14:42 sd8686_helper.bin
> 17c0fd9feb4c167d511d8ba153be75ce  sd8686.bin
> 7e9e249c0f9261209ce65345a7d6ea22  sd8686_helper.bin
> Thanks,
> Bill Gribble
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