On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Neal Hogan <nealho...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Glen Barber <glen.j.bar...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 11:37 AM, 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 188.8.131.52) 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. >> > >> >> I discovered a wierd hack to resolve this. Remove the line(s) from >> loader.conf, and create an /etc/rc.local file containing the >> following: >> >> /sbin/kldload /boot/modules/bcmwl5_sys.ko >> >> That should survive a reboot. >> >> >> -- >> Glen Barber >> >> "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I >> learn." - Benjamin Franklin > > Glen, > > I tried your suggestion (which I appreciate) and it did survive rebooting. > However, bcmwl5_sys.ko was not loaded because there was no ndis interface. > So, I change the rc.local to > > /sbin/kldload /boot/kernel/bcmwl5_sys.ko > > Upon reboot, the system panicked when it loaded the rc.local file. > > I don't know . . . >
Any additional modules should be placed in /boot/modules, not /boot/kernel. What happens if you manually load the module after the system is running? -- Glen Barber "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"