Am 03.05.2011 14:06, schrieb STurtle:
> lwfinger;2333380 Wrote:
>> What does ‘lsmod | grep 9170’ show?
> # lsmod | grep 9170
> ar9170usb 52845 0
> mac80211 264354 1 ar9170usb
> ath 14619 1 ar9170usb
> cfg80211 154761 3 ar9170usb,mac80211,ath
> usbcore 181694 7 usblp,ar9170usb,uvcvideo,usbhid,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
> I honestly don’t understand what you mean with this sentence, could you
> please explain again?:
>> The person that told you that you have the wrong driver wrote carl9170.
>> He knows
>> what he is saying.
Probably just something like:
“carl9170 is the right driver”.
And the link you have given yourself probably meant to be
carl9170 - Linux Wireless
> To make sure that there is no misunderstanding, here is the actual
> reply that I received upon sending my dmesg output to the above email
>> 9.916283] usbcore: registered new interface driver ar9170usb
>> 10.177059] usb 1-2: ar9170.fw firmware file not found, trying old
>> 11.130602] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x809c
>> 11.130623] ath: Country alpha2 being used: CN
>> 11.258624] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm
>> 11.264370] Registered led device: ar9170-phy0::tx
>> 11.264429] Registered led device: ar9170-phy0::assoc
>> 11.264437] usb 1-2: Atheros AR9170 is registered as ‘phy0’
>> looks like ar9170usb to me… can you please attach a dmesg with
>> So I read this that I use ar9170, but that I should be using carl9170.
> However, I am at a loss on how to follow that request. Like I wrote in
> my previous post, I do not have the ar9170 packet installed, but I
> already have the carl9170 packet install. So why is the ar9170 active
> instead of the carl9180? Is the ar9170 maybe still included in that
> kernel-firmware packet, and somehow precedes the carl9170 packet?
> Thanks for any help!
Be cautious with what you wish or write - now you get me answering …/
I have nether an Atheros card/usb device by hand nor much experience.
I would guess that the following (A; maybe B and C) may help:
You might need
the according[A] firmware named
And this firmware is probably contained in the openSUSE software package
I found with
Search on software.opensuse.org in 11.4 packages: carl9170
carl9170-firmware-1.9.0-1.1.noarch.rpm last modified 25-Mar-2011 10:56
[quote=“description of carl9170-firmware”]
This package contains binary firmware image for Atheros draft-N USB WLAN adaptors in combination with the new mac80211-based driver carl9170.ko.
The firmware is open source and licensed under GPLv2, if you want to build your own images see
I think you should try adding the URL of the according repository in YaST>Software-Repositories and install the firmware via YaST>Software-Manager .
If A) alone does not help you may try:
and 2) via
a) opening a terminal/command line emulator like GNOME terminal or console
b) becoming root with entering
and your (root) password
c) unloading the old driver with
modprobe -rv ar9170usb
d) loading the new driver with
modprobe -v carl9170
Compare for A) the according manual page = manpage= the output of:
=? modprobe(8): add/remove modules from Kernel - Linux man page
But I am really only guessing.
C) Blacklisting ar9170usb
IF A) helps not but B) helps - please post your success/not-success -
I (or someone with more experience) will try to lead you through C)…
I wish you good luck and a good backup [de: Datensicherung] (or a wiser advice[r])!
carl9170.fw - Linux Wireless