Adam Vande More wrote:
On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM, kalin m <ka...@el.net
not really... i checked. many times. even for num loc. which doesn't
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?
You keep forgetting the password
it'a brand new install of freebsd 7.2 amd64 (amnesiac) ... fits
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...
many times.... msk should at least show in the dmesg somewhere....
that's where i got the wpa configuration from. also from man
wpa_supplicant and wpa_supplicant.conf.
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:
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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