Inspiron 1525 Hardware

Carlos A. M. dos Santos unixmania at
Thu Sep 4 19:17:17 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith
<stephen at> wrote:
> 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.

Did you try using Alexander Motin's new snd_hda patches? They are available at

cd /usr/ports/sysutils/life
make clean

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