On 7. Jan 2018, at 21:32, Rodney W. Grimes <freebsd-...@pdx.rh.cn85.dnsmgr.net> 

>>>> On 7. Jan 2018, at 20:43, clutton <clut...@zoho.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 2017-12-30 at 15:58 +0100, Michael Gmelin wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>> Running carbon 5th gen I can't call my setup a success. Wireless iwm
>>> doesn't support even N and AC is not supported at all. The wifi is much
>>> slower then on my old machines. I'm going to replace the wifi card in
>>> mean time, any suggestions which one to buy?
>>> Graphics works perfectly. NVMe SSD with OPAL wouldn't allow machine to
>>> resume from sleep, sometimes it does after big timeout and writing
>>> errors to console, sometime it just reboots.
>>> Thinkpad Thunderbolt Dock Station, here is where things get
>>> interesting. If I boot machine connected to dock station, peripheral
>>> devices would work, external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. There's no
>>> other way I know to make it work. Once detached - it wouldn't see
>>> devices again. Booting and THEN attaching - the same, machine wouldn't
>>> see devices.
>>> Here is the device being seen (a lot of pcib*):
>>> pcib5@pci0:6:0:0:    class=0x060400 card=0x11112222 chip=0x15d38086
>>> rev=0x02 hdr=0x01
>>>   vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
>>>   device     = 'JHL6540 Thunderbolt 3 Bridge (C step) [Alpine Ridge
>>> 4C 2016]'
>>>   class      = bridge
>>>   subclass   = PCI-PCI
>>> For me the main concern is Thunderbolt thought, docking station is
>>> amazing thing. Any ideas and thought how to make it work would be
>>> highly appreciated.
>> In my setup, plug/unplug events for display port don't work when docking 
>> (usually I'm not using a dock though). This means: Mouse, Keyboard can be 
>> plugged/unplugged as many time as I want at any point, while displays 
>> connected over display port only work when connected before starting X (and 
>> they don't disappear after disconnecting). Note that stopping X seems to fix 
>> this (so no reboot required), but I don't have the docking station myself 
>> (this is the Ultra Dock Pro or something - the one that connects at the 
>> bottom of the laptop).
>> Also, in my setup wifi didn't work without adding iwm0 explicitly to cloned 
>> interfaces (which isn't something I wouldn't expect I have to do, but in 
>> this case I had to).
> Did you have a
>    wlans_iwm0="wlan0"
> in /etc/rc.conf?   
> I do not know or see why putting iwm0 in cloned would do much of anything
> for a wlan device.
> Also note that is wlans as in plural, not wlan_iwm0.  A mistake I
> often make from finger memory.

I have

ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP country de"

in rc.conf. Without adding


wlan0 never shows up in ifconfig and wpa_supplicant never starts (that's 
current r326912, setup like described in my blog post).

I just double checked to confirm the behavior.


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