5.4

Edd Barrett edd at arameus.net
Fri Jul 1 10:14:48 BST 2005


Hi,

By "top post" you mean forget to CC? Yeh I realized after I sent. Sorry
:P

Edd

On 7/1/2005, "Dominic Marks" <dom at goodforbusiness.co.uk> wrote:

>On Friday 01 July 2005 10:01, Edd Barrett wrote:
>> I'm surprised OpenBSD bothered with it. Remeber adaptec?
>
>I think wireless compatibility was a big deal. Not supporting
>these devices would make a lot of Intel based laptops useless
>for running OpenBSD since they are soldered on to the board.
>
>I guess the pragmatists within the OpenBSD community made
>this and similar points.
>
>> So where is the iwi driver(not the firmware) at the moment? It doesnt
>> appear to be in the base distribution...
>
>It is 6.0-CURRENT. It has not yet been committed to 5.4.
>
>> Edd
>
>Please do not top post.
>
>> On 7/1/2005, "Dominic Marks" <dom at goodforbusiness.co.uk> wrote:
>> >On Friday 01 July 2005 09:51, Edd Barrett wrote:
>> >> Hi Ive been lingering on your list for a while. But never posted.
>> >> So hello.
>> >>
>> >> I just got my new laptop and installed OpenBSD on it, and then I
>> >> find it's ACPI only power mgmnt. :(. ACPI is heavily in the works
>> >> for OBSD, so Ive installed FBSD 5.4 and I'm trying to work out the
>> >> deal with the iwi driver. Theres a port for firmware and this ->
>> >> http://damien.bergamini.free.fr/ipw/iwi-freebsd.html. This is a
>> >> bit dirty I feel. There has to be a better way.
>> >
>> >Sadly not. From the OpenBSD iwi(4) manual page:
>> >
>> ><<
>> >FILES
>> >     The driver needs some firmware files, which are loaded on
>> >     demand when the device is attached:
>> >
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-license
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-boot
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-bss
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-ibss
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-monitor
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-ucode-bss
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-ucode-ibss
>> >           /etc/firmware/iwi-ucode-monitor
>> >
>> >     These firmware files are not free because Intel refuses to
>> > grant distribution rights without contractual obligations.  As a
>> > result, even though OpenBSD includes the driver, the firmware files
>> > cannot be included and users have to find these files on their own.
>> > The official person to state your views to about this issue is
>> > peter.engelbrecht at intel.com at (858) 391 1857.
>> ><<
>> >
>> >> Thoughts anyone.
>> >>
>> >> On 7/1/2005, "Gary" <bsdmail at project415.org> wrote:
>> >> >Hello
>> >> >
>> >> >Anyone else upgraded to 5.4?
>> >> >I am currently running a very stable 5.3 system. Any advantages
>> >> > in upgrading?
>> >> >
>> >> >-Gary
>> >> >
>> >> >
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