5.4

Dominic Marks dom at goodforbusiness.co.uk
Fri Jul 1 10:21:56 BST 2005


On Friday 01 July 2005 10:14, Edd Barrett wrote:
> Hi,
>
> By "top post" you mean forget to CC? Yeh I realized after I sent.
> Sorry

Nope. This link explains it:

http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html

> :P

:) It's not a big deal, I don't get as upset as some!

> 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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