Freerunner & wireless internet

Paul Fertser fercerpav at
Wed Aug 26 13:51:04 CEST 2009

Helge Hafting <helge.hafting at> writes:
> 1. The wireless does not work after the phone wakes from suspend.
>     And I don't mean it lost the association, wifi cannot be
>     brought up at all. Very irritating, for wpa_supplicant can
>     re-associate automatically _if_ the chip & driver itself works.
>     Workaround: unload the ar6000 module and reload it. Then
>     it works as usual. The problem is, it has to be done manually
>     and the phone is almost always sleeping (as it should), so
>     this workaround has to be done all the time. which is why I
>     don't normally use wifi. :-(
>     Considering that the workaround is so simple, fixing
>     the kernel should be simple too.

I spent a _lot_ of time trying to understand and solve that
problem. Everything is extremely complicated thanks to the messy
design of the driver.

I've just sent my one-liner patch to the kernel ML, it solved all the
issues i saw here, please test and report.

Be free, use free ( software!
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