On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Paul B. Mahol <one...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/8/09, Neal Hogan <nealho...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I'm father new to fBSD. I hope this is the appropriate list to send this > > question to. > > > > I just installed 7.1-RELEASE on my HP pavilion and attempted to configure > my > > Broadcom wlan card (BCM94309 version 18.104.22.168) using ndisgen. I cp'd the > > bcmwl5_sys.ko to /boot/kernel and added *bcmwl5_sys_load="YES"* to my > > /boot/loader.conf. Now the machine will not boot. It crashes when it > reaches > > the ndis0 line. I've tried booting in all the modes but they all fail to > > boot. I can escape to prompt, but am unsure what, if anything, I can do > in > > that mode to deal with the situation. > > > > With other releases (6.4 and 7.0) the machine would panick when I > attempted > > to ifconfig ndis0. However, I was able to boot in single user mode and > > temporarily move the rc.conf file so that I cound boot in the default > mode. > > With 7.1, I don't appear to have that option. > > > > Is there anything I can do, short of a fresh install, to eliminate this > > problem? I'm not too worried about getting the wifi up (although, I won't > > turn down any advice). I just want the machine to boot. > > You can enter loader and from there unload bcmwl5_sys, type: unload > bcmwl5_sys. > loader is started one step before kernel. > > Before ever changing loader.conf you really should test it via kldload(1) > and report any ndis issues via PR. > From where you fetched drivers and for what windows version? Paul > Paul, Thanks for the suggestion! However, it's not working. I've tried *unload /boot/kernel/bcmwl5_sys.ko* *unload bcmwl5_sys* *unload bcmwl5_sis.ko* *unload* and they all simply return to the OK prompt (should it tell me something?). When I boot/reboot it fails the same as before. As far as *kldload*ing goes, I tried that and it did find the bcmwl5_sys.ko (it said that the file didn't exist). So, I manually copied it. I don't remember where I got the driver. I'm pretty sure it was from HP. The version of Windows is XP Home Edition. -- www.nealhogan.net _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"