Inspiron 1525 Hardware

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at
Thu Sep 4 18:56:36 UTC 2008

Gavin Atkinson wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 11:32 -0600, Dan Allen wrote:
>> On 4 Sep 2008, at 10:29 AM, Gavin Atkinson wrote:
>>> This is supported by the iwn(4) driver in CURRENT, and it should be
>>> quite easy to port the driver to 7-STABLE.  If you're interested in
>>> reinstalling FreeBSD and testing a backported driver, I'm sure this  
>>> can be sorted.
>> I am interested in doing this.  Please advise on how I can get these  
>> bits.
> I've got hold of a laptop with the 4965 chipset in it, if nobody beats
> me to it I'll have a go at backporting the driver.

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the intel wireless ethernet.

The iwn driver in CURRENT works well.

The patch for 
the 88E8040 simply doesn't work.  It is not because of lack of testing 
(which I have performed for Pyun who wrote the patch), but apparently 
because of lack of reliable documentation.  There is a driver for 
FreeBSD on the Marvell web site, which did work for me, but I am told it 
is unreliable.

I also have had a hard time getting the sound to work.  The oss port 
does work, but has a habit of freezing up.

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