On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM, kalin m <ka...@el.net> wrote: > > > hi all .... > > this is really weird. > i've must have set up the root password on this new machine i got at least > 5 times and after a few reboots this thing forgets it. > i have to go in single user and reset it again and again?!? > > what can be the reason? >
Couple guesses: You keep forgetting the password caps lock > > it'a brand new install of freebsd 7.2 amd64 (amnesiac) ... fits the > name... > amnesiac is the name freebsd uses when no hostname is set. > > while i'm on here... the machine comes with an ethernet card on board that > according to pciconf there is no driver for it. pciconf identifies the card > as Marvell Semiconductor (was: Galileo something...) which according to the > handbook needs the msk driver. which is in the generic kernel anyway. the > thing is pciconf says no...@pci0:2:0:0 for that card. dmesg doesn't > mention anything about msk. and sysinstall doesn't see anything either. so > far so awesome... > man msk > > now... the wireless card i put in. ralink technology. in the office here > there is a simple wifi router that is "protected" with WPA password. if i > get rid of the password and just use ifconfig to get to the router > everything works ok but putting the wpa on again and using the supplicant > things suck. ifconfig says the card is associated. and it gets an ip but > that's pretty much all that happens. pings to a neighboring machine produce > huge dropouts. with 85% packet loss. another awesomeness... and those are > pings to ips. dns is pretty much nowhere to be found. sysisntall has > <unknown network interface type> for ral0... > This has always worked well for me: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/network-wireless.html -- Adam Vande More _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"