freebsd forgets root password
kalin at el.net
Sat Oct 24 23:29:53 UTC 2009
Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> kalin m wrote:
>> does anybody here know if freebsd has a driver for Marvell 88E8057
>> nic chip?
>> according to the kernel list of drivers (7.2) marvell chips are
>> driven by the msk driver. but it doesn't show up in pciconf, dmesg or
>> strangely enough 88E8057 is not in the list in man msk. although
>> 88E8056 and 88E8058 are. is this just bad luck?!
> No, as I mentioned earlier, it appears the driver author didn't have
> or wasn't aware of this chipset. It's quite possible, based on the
> cursory glance I gave to the headers of the file, that it didn't exist
> at the time it was written. There are obviously some issues with
> licensing or disclosure or what-not.
> See /usr/src/dev/msk/if_msk.c, down about line 210-220 where
> these are defined. You can, I think, very carefully, attempt
> to add this device to that file and rebuild your kernel, I think,
> and then see if it works. I'm thinking OOTOMH the trick would be getting
> the right DEVICEID string in there.
> Barring that, you might speak very sweetly to the author of the driver,
> perhaps offering $BEVERAGE and detailed information about the chip, and
> see if he/she would attempt to conjure up the right code to make it work.
thanks kevin... i did get an email from (i believe ) the author of the
driver. so i'll be hopefully trying his patch on monday. and i have to
get some files from HEAD. but it was very nice that he contacted me. i
had to look up OOTOMH thought...
> Kevin Kinsey
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