Acer Aspire 5102 WLMi with Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL-50 1.6
GHz on FreeBSD 6.2 ACPI problems
M. Warner Losh
imp at BSDIMP.COM
Sun Dec 24 22:52:04 PST 2006
In message: <499c70c0612202314s8b20f14q7093e8bb069d85 at mail.gmail.com>
"Abdullah Al-Marrie" <almarrie at gmail.com> writes:
: On 12/21/06, Scot Hetzel <swhetzel at gmail.com> wrote:
: > On 12/20/06, Abdullah Al-Marrie <almarrie at gmail.com> wrote:
: > > Hello guys,
: > >
: > > I have problem with my new laptop Acer Aspire 5102 WLMi which has AMD
: > > Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL-50 1.6 GHz with 1.5 GB of ram.
: > >
: > > I'm running i386 6.2-RC1 upgraded to 6.2-PRELEASE via RELENG6 tag
: > > since I don't have more than 4 GB of ram.
: > >
: > > 1. The FreeBSD can't detect the builtin wlan chip which is Broadcom
: > > BCM 4318 Rev 2.
: > >
: > You need to use the Windows NDIS driver to use the Broadcom Wireless adapter.
: > You just need to download the driver from Acer's web site, and then
: > use ndisgen to build the kernel module.
: > Scot
: I tried that it's still not detected, as I mentioned before, I use
: linksys wpc54g pcmcia to use the wlan in home till this issue with
: Acer ACPI get sorted out.
Don't know if you are here in the states, but OfficeMax, of all
places, have Atheros based cards for $40 under the brand name 'My
Essentials' (which turns out is made by Belkin).
I too have a broadcom adapter. And when I'm not being a luddite and
using my prism 2.5 base wi card, I use that atheros card (I've been
testing it for the past week before it goes into to my wireless
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