Inspiron 1525 Hardware
pyunyh at gmail.com
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
> >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 http://people.freebsd.org/~yongari/msk/msk.88E8040.patch 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.
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