kern/160652: siba_bwn in GENERIC

Ruslan Mahmatkhanov cvs-src at
Sun Sep 11 06:30:11 UTC 2011

>Number:         160652
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       siba_bwn in GENERIC
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 11 06:30:11 UTC 2011
>Originator:     Ruslan Mahmatkhanov
>Release:        9.0-BETA1
9.0-BETA1 i386

Right now we have this line in GENERIC:

#device        bwn        # Broadcom BCM43xx wireless NICs

>From user POV all he need to do to make his broadcom wifi work, is
to uncomment this line and recompile his kernel. But this actually not sufficient - he also need to add device siba_bwn, and then install
net/bwn-firmware-kmod. But he will know that after recompiling his kernel when his wireless adapter will not work as expected :).

So may be we need to also add siba_bwn (commented out by default) in GENERIC and some reference about net/bwn-firmware-kmod? 



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