Inspiron 1525 Hardware

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at
Fri Sep 5 05:35:06 UTC 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 01:22:32PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith 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 

Another problem is lack of hardware. 88E8040 seems to be intialized
after applying the patch but link establishment seem to fail. :-(

 > 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.

Pyun YongHyeon

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