Realtek RTL8191SEvB Linux driver?
junkrigsailor at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 00:48:46 UTC 2012
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On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Da Rock <
freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au> wrote:
> On 01/04/12 02:10, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
>> Don't ndis(4) ndiscvt and ndisgen(8) essentially accomplish what the OP
>> is requesting? See the handbook section 18.104.22.168:
>> or the man page for ndiscvt:
>> While doing the conversion looks a bit beyond what we would expect of an
>> end-user, it does seem to offer a path for using hardware whose
>> manufacturer does not support FreeBSD. Is there anything beyond licensing
>> issues preventing such drivers from being included in the distribution, or
>> made downloadable in FreeBSD form?
> Oh yes, it is possible, just not probable :)
> I had considered that aan answer, but the device is wifi and the firmware
Excuse my ignorance (again) but what does this mean? "...the Firmware..."
For now I have reverted this machine to Ubuntu; it's just a machine I set
up for my wife to browse the net so she can keep her 30,000 pictures on a
Windows box virus-free and it's too much hassle to have the belkin thingy
sticking out the side trying to get knocked off. (Just as an aside I don't
know why there seems to be so much resentment for Ubuntu here, it looks
free and open to me, but what do I know?)
Anyway, back to the point, I mostly started using PC-BSD because it's more
secure than Windows, and because even at my age (retired) I can continue to
learn something just for the fun of it, and because... well, it's difficult
to express. I've messed with Linux on and off since Debian 1.2, then had
to focus hard on Windows so I could get good enough at it to make a living
as a Windows desktop tech in a nationwide health care company... now I find
myself attracted to PC-BSD, which has the same stated intent, btw, as
Ubuntu, to make a desktop that "ordinary users" (which just about defines
me) can use.
Excuse the blather. The point: Does anyone think it might be worth the
effort to try to run ndisgen on the Windows drivers?
makes it damn near impossible to use in this way. NDIS setup is less than
> user friendly at the best of times without the additional hoops for the
> firmware loading. I've tried it myself before.
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