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Old 03-09-2012, 11:14 AM
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Hi, I installed PC-BSD in my laptop withou problems, I use GAG (boot Win7, Chakra, PC-BSD), the hardware is OK, (Nvida card and webcam properly detected) and here are the problems: my wireless seems too slow (but only when i manage PBI or update, I tryed to manually change mirror (I'm in Italy), but nothing.).
Fn Keys don't work, I tryed almost everything discovered in Google (FreeBSD guides and post too), but nothing.
Please help me, I really need the brightness controll ...

My opinion on PC-BSD: I really like it ! I like PBI system (as bundle in Chakra, distro I'm actually using), it would be perfect with a bluetooth GUI and google earth (I use a lot of gis apps).

Thanks and forgive my english

PS: it's my first post in PCBSD forum, here is a little introduction: I use linux from '90 trying different distro. I like very much Arch, Fedora and PClinuxOS (it's solves a lot of compatibility problems...) and my favourite DE are KDE, LXDE and RazorQT. My professional use of pc, needs office apps, CAD and gis applications (QGis, Grass, mapserver, ...) except google earth (I use it in PClinuxos LXDE in virtualbox) everything found in PBI or ports.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:32 PM
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hi --

please take all of this with at least one grain of salt - i'm new to BSD and i'm struggling with some function key (acpi) issues myself. hopefully you'll find something of value here... if not, maybe one of the devs can give some pointers.

first, check and see if acpi loading at boot.
Code:
> kldstat | grep acpi                                             ~
10    1 0xffffffff81678000 5980     acpi_ibm.ko
i'm using a thinkpad (acpi_ibm), and that kernel module wasn't loaded in the default PC-BSD kernel. so, if that grep comes up blank, try the following...
a) switch to root and
b) edit /boot/loader.conf, adding the following line:
acpi_hp_load="YES"
c) save /boot/loader.conf and then
d) read the acpi_hp man page (i.e., % man acpi_hp)

now here's where the Real Fun part starts...
reboot your laptop, and once you're back at the desktop try the function keys -- if they're working that's awesome. if not, try searching the FreeBSD mailing list archives (specifically the acpi and mobile lists), or post back here and we can take a stab at trying to figure it out.

cheers!
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:01 PM
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I've checked the acpi modules:
# ls /boot/kernel/acpi*
/boot/kernel/acpi_asus.ko /boot/kernel/acpi_panasonic.ko
/boot/kernel/acpi_dock.ko /boot/kernel/acpi_sony.ko
/boot/kernel/acpi_fujitsu.ko /boot/kernel/acpi_toshiba.ko
/boot/kernel/acpi_hp.ko /boot/kernel/acpi_video.ko
/boot/kernel/acpi_ibm.ko /boot/kernel/acpi_wmi.ko

After # kldload acpi_hp my laptop reboots but never starts. It's impossible unload the module and change loader in the boot prompt.

This is my loader before trying editing:
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# Kernel Options
kern.ipc.shmseg=1024
kern.ipc.shmmni=1024
kern.maxproc=10000

# Accept the firmware license
legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1
legal.intel_iwi.license_ack=1

# Load mmc card-reader support
mmc_load="YES"
mmcsd_load="YES"

# Load additional sata device support
siis_load="YES"
sdhci_load="YES"

# Load support for scd
scd_load="YES"

# Load geom support
geom_journal_load="YES"
geom_uzip_load="YES"
geom_mirror_load="YES"
geom_eli_load="YES"

# Load File-System Support
libiconv_load="YES"
libmchain_load="YES"
cd9660_iconv_load="YES"
msdosfs_iconv_load="YES"
zfs_load="YES"
tmpfs_load="YES"

# Disable acpi throttle by default, fixes issues with powerd and later AMDs
hint.acpi_throttle.0.disabled="1"

# Fix crashes on 32bit with Nvidia
machdep.disable_mtrrs=1

# Show keystokes for passphrases
kern.geom.eli.visible_passphrase=2

# Enable the graphical boot-loader
autoboot_delay="12"
graphics_enable="YES"
beastie_theme="/boot/themes/default/theme.conf"
vfs.root.mountfrom="zfs:tank0"
nvidia_load="YES"
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