FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Wed Sep 3 19:15:09 UTC 2008

On 2008-Sep-03 10:36:11 -0600, Dan Allen <danallen46 at> wrote:
>Also, and I am sure I am not the only one with one of these, my new  
>$500 Dell Inspiron 1525 is not supported well by BSD RELENG_7: the  
>Intel 4965 wireless and the Marvell 88E80xx Ethernet are both NOT  
>supported so I have a great new laptop which cannot connect to the  
>outside world with BSD.  :-(  Ubuntu supports these and lots more.

Your patches to add support for the i4965 and your Marvell 88E80xx
must have been stripped by the mailing list software.  Can you please
re-send them.

WiFi chip support is very hit-and-miss.  Vendors won't release
programming information because of regulatory issues and this makes
supporting them very difficult.  Have you tried using ndis?

A large number of Marvell 88E80xx chips are supported by msk(4).  If
yours isn't, you are going to need to provide more details on what
chip you have.

>I would like to see FreeBSD 7.1 add to its disc1:
>2) icewm
>3) firefox-3.0
>4) support for Intel 4965 wireless drivers
>5) support for Marvell 88E8040 ethernet driver

Disc1 is full.  What do you suggest should be removed from disk1 to
make space for the above?

Peter Jeremy
Please excuse any delays as the result of my ISP's inability to implement
an MTA that is either RFC2821-compliant or matches their claimed behaviour.
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