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07-20-2010, 12:46 PM
I have just made my switch from linux (ubuntu) to pc- bsd, but i cant seem to get my wired/wireless/bluetooth working, even after following the info on FAQ. How do i proceed?
- Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P7450 (2.13GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 3MB Cache)
- Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
- Dell™ Wireless 365 2.1 Bluetooth® Adapter (MY)
- Intel® WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card
Oh right, and now i just noticed that my sound doesnt work as well.
07-20-2010, 01:29 PM
We'll need to figure out what specific network chipsets you have, and if
FBSD includes drivers for them. Can you post the output of the following
# pciconf -lv
07-20-2010, 01:51 PM
Sorry, cant paste the files too big, neither can i attach them, hence i have linked to them (google docs).
link (https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1CupMko32xX2ztapLcdtlF5fUYCA7qioBXs8Okh4RV Y0&hl=en_GB&authkey=CKG337gL)
and ipconfig says comand not found while pciconf -lv gives
oh, excuse my noobness....i assume you meant ifconfig...this are the results:
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
pflog0: flags=41<UP,RUNNING> metric 0 mtu 33152
pfsync0: flags=41<UP,RUNNING> metric 0 mtu 1460
syncpeer: 220.127.116.11 maxupd: 128
lo1: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
inet 10.1.1.1 netmask 0xffffff00
Dell likes to use the Broadcom chipset and it looks like you have the Broadcom BCM5784M chipset.
There are a lot of useful links on the following forum topic I posted on previously.
To put things in a nutshell, I think you need to install bwn. But first check if you chipset is supported. I can't remember if I got wireless to work on my Dell Studio 17 when it had PCBSD running.
I have not check yet, but maybe PCBSD comes with some wireless drivers maybe even bwn and you just need to enable them so they are loaded at boot time.
Maybe Kris can spare some of his precious time and elaborate.
07-21-2010, 05:08 AM
yeah, i did some freebsd reading yesterday and came across a broadcom patch that worked but the patch needed the /usr/sys/dev/bge folder which i cant seem to locate in the root..
Ok, now i tried to install the bwn port, and i get "can't find kernel source tree"
and seeing i cant connect to the internet i cant use the gui way of getting it, and i have no idea of how to extract it from the pcbsd cd..please advice me here.
07-21-2010, 07:21 AM
You need to get the source from either the freebsd repository or the source from the DVD. Look in with extra components. Either way, once you have the source installed, it needs to be updated. For that you need to use csup or the gui version of csup.
07-21-2010, 10:05 AM
oh right, now...another noob question how do you install and update the source in the system? (coz am saving running make command since am not sure if thats the right thing).
07-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Did some checking, and it looks like you need the "bwn" driver loaded
from 8.1, and the /usr/ports/net/bwn-firmware-kmod port as well. (The
bwn driver is new to 8.1)
I'm not positive it'll support the 5784M chipset, but its your best bet :)
So once you have 8.1 loaded, edit /boot/loader.conf and add
if_bwn_load="YES", or "kldload if_bwn" to manually load the driver.
07-21-2010, 01:21 PM
mhh..that explains why i kept getting a md5 mismatch when trying to install bwn on 8.0. I guess its not supported, oh well, let me get 8.1 and see how that goes.
I would happly sacrifice wireless if only i could only get wired and sound, 2 days and am feeling too comfy in pcbsd to want to go back to linux.
07-21-2010, 01:25 PM
Can you post the output of "cat /dev/sndstat" for your audio problems?
Usually its just having to enable the correct device, sometimes it'll
default to digital / hdmi audio.
07-23-2010, 10:31 AM
sorry guys, but i defaulted to installing freebsd then applying a patch i found on their forum. and now i got the network working, though it doesnt display in kde for some weird reason and keeps saying "platform not supported".
I also almost got the sound working (did kldload snd_hda) worked until i added it to /boot/loader.conf then it stoped.
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