thanks adam.

Adam Vande More wrote:
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM, kalin m < <>> 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
not really... i checked. many times. even for num loc. which doesn't matter...

    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.
in this Amnesiac is the release name i think...

    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
many times....  msk should at least show in the dmesg somewhere....

    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:
that's where i got the wpa configuration from. also from man wpa_supplicant and wpa_supplicant.conf.

my conf looks like:
            psk="very secret passphrase"

wpa_supplicant with -ddd show more and more of the same with nothing that helps me identify anything as a problem. just loops through the same sequence of information which doesn't mean much to me.

Adam Vande More
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