what do I do when a new piece of hardware doesn't even show up
andrewlylegould at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 20:46:26 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Steve Franks <stevefranks at ieee.org> wrote:
> The only stumbling block to ditching windows on my laptop is a network
> card. I have a vanilla ath card that works fine under win32 and
> fedora, as well as a lucent-branded wi card. Neither even appears in
> dmesg when I put it in pccard0/cbb0. If I stick a compact flash card
> in an adapter, however, it looks to work (haven't tried mounting it).
> Anyway, how do I even start to debug this, since I have no output? I
> notice one of the lights on the card flashes when I plug it in, but
> that could just be part of it's power-up process...
> Eventually, I plan to hack my bios to get a "unsupported network card"
> to run without locking up the bios boot process, but from what I've
> read, that's alot of work...
Have you checked the "Hardware Notes" for the version of FreeBSD that you're
running? You can find links to the current versions' notes at:
That might give you some indication of whether the item is supported and
whether there is a kernel module that you need to load.
Best of luck,
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