imb at protected-networks.net
Fri Aug 18 03:22:40 UTC 2006
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I thought I'd investigate spend some on what seems to be becoming the
standard for new laptops. However, before I spend nonsensical amounts of
time on the items below, I'd appreciate an indication as to what
progress has been made - perhaps I can help test something rather than
re-invent the wheel?
The "pain-points" for FreeBSD users appear to be, in my own order of
priority, as follows:
1) Intel Wireless 3945ABG
I've seen the work by Damien Bergamini on an OpenBSD driver but I'm
beginning to think that the iwi driver is a better starting point.
The sticking point with the only other driver I know of (for Linux) is
Intel's choice to implement a binary module (actually a daemon) to
enforce compliance within regulatory domains. Not that this bad, just
that it imparts a level of complexity to the objective.
2) Intel 82801G (ICH7 Family) HDA
I have the HDA device itself probed but the Realtek ALC861GR in my
Toshiba needs (significant?) work before I can call it functional.
3) Intel 945GM/GMS/940GML Graphics
The xorg server can be made to work at 1280x800 with a patch but AGP
support looks like it needs patches to sys/pci/agp_intel and agp_i810. I
haven't looked at DRM as yet.
Please contact me off-list if you have some constructive suggestions,
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