Wireless on hp 6710b
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Thu Apr 10 05:35:38 UTC 2008
On Wed, 9 Apr 2008, besideinfo wrote:
> --- Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au> wrote:
> > On Wed, 9 Apr 2008, Benjamin Close wrote:
> > > besideinfo wrote:
> > > > --- Yousif Hassan <yousif at alumni.jmu.edu>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> I don't really understand what you mean here. Do
> > > >> you mean they do not show
> > > >> up in kldstat at all, or that they do show up in
> > > >> kldstat but are still
> > > >> "missing" in terms of being attached? (Both
> > > >> scenarios possible).
> > [..]
> > To besideinfo:
> > In which case you should use kldstat -v to show all
> > in-kernel modules.
> > This can be a big list, so perhaps best search for
> > 'missing' ones with:
> > kldstat -v | egrep 'wpi|wlan'
> > If they're there then there's no need to load them
> > in /boot/loader.conf
> > cheers, Ian
> As you asked following the output for kldstat -v |
> egrep 'wpi|wlan'
> freebsd-box# kldstat -v | egrep 'wpi|wlan'
> 5 5 0xc07c7000 1edf8 wlan.ko
> 4 wlan
> 7 1 0xc07e8000 26414 wpifw.ko
> 5 wpifw_fw
> 8 1 0xc080f000 1b10 wlan_xauth.ko
> 6 wlan_xauth
> 9 1 0xc0811000 2d08 wlan_wep.ko
> 7 wlan_wep
> 10 1 0xc0814000 6d04 wlan_ccmp.ko
> 8 wlan_ccmp
> 11 1 0xc081b000 4000 wlan_tkip.ko
> 9 wlan_tkip
> I try to use kldload, and the result make me believe
> that I'm missing the wpi driver or part of it.
> freebsd-box# kldload if_wpi
> kldload: can't load if_wpi: No such file or directory
> freebsd-box# kldload wlan_scan_sta
> kldload: can't load wlan_scan_sta: No such file or
> I'm thinking to reinstall freebsd maybe I did
> something wrong from the beginning.
Hmm. On re-reading the whole thread I notice that you didn't show what
Andrey asked about, and while I don't know if it should actually affect
the module loading, it's said that you need this in your loader.conf:
: Also make sure if license acknowledge variable is set (use kenv on
: this purpose):
: # kenv | grep 'wpi'
Otherwise it does look like your 6.3 install is missing something.
(Sam, sorry if I complicated matters, but many new users don't know
about using 'kldstat -v' to check modules, in my humble experience)
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