freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Sat Aug 13 09:20:04 UTC 2005
David Chisnall <theraven at sucs.org> wrote:
> On 12 Aug 2005, at 19:54, Fabian Keil wrote:
> > "My" "old way" is described in
> > <http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2005-July/
> > 016753.html>:
> > That's all I did.
> > The "new old way" looks like a mix to me, but perhaps it's
> > just another possible way to build ndis with a certain code
> > version I never used.
> The only documentation that I could find the first time I used
> Project Evil was in the mailing list post announcing Project Evil
> (which pointed me at the ndiscvrt man page). The documented `old
> way' from the article assumes that you are building the firmware into
> the kernel module. This is not required, but if you don't do it then
> the ndis interface doesn't come up until after boot so using things
> like DHCP is a pain. After trying both ways, I came to the
> conclusion that building the firmware in was slightly more
> complicated at install time, but much less hassle in the long run, so
> I recommended everyone do it.
You're right, I forgot that some cards do need additional steps.
> The current implementation in the handbook doesn't seem to mention
> firmware at all (so will only work on a very small number of cards
> where the firmware is in flash / rom).
There's a small note:
|Note: Some Windows drivers require additional files to operate.
|You may include them with ndiscvt by using the -f option. Consult
|the ndiscvt(8) manual page for more information.
I guess "additional files" covers firmware.
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