64-bit Windows XP NDIS drivers giving missing symbols

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Sat Jul 24 19:46:48 UTC 2010

On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:45:24 +0000
Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> articulated:

> On 7/24/10, Jerry <freebsd.user at seibercom.net> wrote:
> > On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 12:01:24 +0000
> > Paul B Mahol <onemda at gmail.com> articulated:
> >
> >> Such symbols are completly irrelevant for normal operation, because
> >> NDISulator crash on amd64 during driver initialization.
> >> I fixed this in my own git repo, but "fpudna in kernel mode" (my
> >> understanding is that it is source of panic when trying to use ndis0
> >> device on amd64), present only on amd64 is still not yet fixed - this
> >> should be addressed with fpu_kern KPI available on CURRENT - not done
> >> yet...
> >> Feel free to send patches.
> >
> > I feel his pain. I need 64 bit drivers for cards that FBSD does not
> > support, mostly 'N' protocol wireless cards. The inability to secure
> > and use perfectly good drivers that are available for Windows users in
> > FreeBSD is a real PIA. Of course, it does give my Window user friends
> > something to laugh about.
> And bwn(4) doesn't work at all?

bwn -- Broadcom BCM43xx IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network driver

You will notice that there is no 'n' in the description. In any case,
it is limited to 'broadcom' chips.

Jerry ✌
FreeBSD.user at seibercom.net

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