FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Wesley Shields wxs at
Wed Sep 3 20:15:13 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 05:14:55AM +1000, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> 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?

I installed the June snapshot of -current on my laptop and it supports
my Intel 4965 just fine.  Support for this card is out there and does
work, just not in RELENG_7.

-- WXS

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