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Old 01-02-2012, 04:40 PM
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Default Linux FreeBSD compatibility on the driver level
I read about Linux and FreeBSd compatibility but I'd like to hear from someone that actually tried to deploy a Linux driver under FreeBSD (which is under the hood of PCBSD). Are there some general advices or we are talking about case-based situation, some software may work and some may not?
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:42 AM
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I've never heard of Linux drivers working in FreeBSD. Just binaries.

Here's a list of natively-supported wireless interfaces: http://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/CURR...port.html#WLAN
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:44 PM
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While looking for drivers for my wireless card a year ago I found a project that claimed to be able to make a binary translation of drivers from Linux to FreeBSD. I remember that it wasn't under development for a couple of years already. And I didn't try to use it.

I did a quick search now and didn't find it, but it sure exists somewhere.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:58 AM
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I think you are looking for http://wiki.freebsd.org/IdeasPage#Ke...device_drivers
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Originally Posted by kindleaustralia1 View Post
Linux compatibility is for applications. Linux drivers do not work on FreeBSD.
Another Linux-drivers-on-BSD project that disproves this claim:
http://www.selasky.org/hans_petter/video4bsd/
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