On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 8:24 AM, Glen Barber <glen.j.bar...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Neal Hogan <nealho...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Glen,
> >
> > Well, I never loaded into /boot/modules and at this point I've removed
> the
> > *bcmwl5-stuff* to  begin again. Note that *kldload bcmwl5_sys.ko* output
> > that there was no such file. Below is some info as to what lead to the
> panic
> > (it's info I gave in response to another generous fellow on the list).
> >
>
> Just use `kldload bcmwl5_sys` without the `.ko' at the end.
>
> > I have not formally sync'd the system and source. But what I did prior to
> > the panicking was freshly install 7.0-RELEASE from disc, did not add any
> > packages, before upgrading to 7.1-RELEASE, using *freebsd-update -r
> > 7.1-RELEASE upgrade && freebsd-update -r 7.1-RELEASE install* I then
> > installed downloded the ports tree via ftp and added a few packages.
> >
>
> This could be causing a problem if the kernel and userland (ndis
> included) are out of sync.
>
> > The bcmwl5_sys.ko was generated using *ndisgen /mnt/flash/bcmwl5.inf
> > /mnt/flash/bcmwl5.sys*  When it came time to make the .ko file, it
> reported
> > a syntax error on the last line of the .inf file. I removed that line and
> > the .ko file was generated.
> >
> > As far as using the correct driver is concerned . . . my Broadcom card is
> a
> > BCM94309, version 4.10.40, in Windows XP Home. I got the driver, with
> those
> > specs, from the HP website. The only difference was that my hardware
> specs
> > under XP dates the card version as 11/2/2005 and the driver, on the HP
> site,
> > is dated 2/17/2006.
> >
>
> Try using an older/newer .inf and .sys file.
>

I'm in the process of sync'ing up my system with source . . . but, in the
meantime I'm wondering about the choice of Broadcom driver. Is it really a
matter of trying different ones? I updated the driver this morning to a new
version. Is that not the driver that I'll use for the ndiswrapper? Should an
older version, perhaps the one that was originally installed?

I apologize if these questions are rather simple and naiive.


> > Panic info . . . there was not much time to get all of the info before it
> > reboot and, at this point, I've uninstalled the driver stuff to avoid
> panic.
> > I do remember it saying something about a *fatal trap 12*
> >
>
> Fatal trap 12 is kind of a generic error message.  What appears before
> that actual trap is the important part.
>
> > I hope this was info. you were looking for. Again, thanks for your
> > consideration.
> >
>
> --
> Glen Barber
>



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