On 1/8/09, Neal Hogan <nealho...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> > Broadcom wlan card (BCM94309 version 126.96.36.199) 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
>> > 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
>> > that mode to deal with the situation.
>> > With other releases (6.4 and 7.0) the machine would panick when I
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> 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?
> 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
Ah, sorry, "unload" removes all modules.
You need after unloading all modules to load kernel and any other
modules you want one by one:
OK unload bcmwl5_sys
OK load kernel
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