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Old 19th May 2017
beiroot beiroot is offline
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Default OpenBSD and AR8171

I've successfully installed OpenBSD 6.1 on my Lenovo Z710. Unfortunately, there is no support (or is it?) for my Atheros Qualcomm chipset AR8171 - 10/100/1000 NIC.

dmesg shows "... not configured"

fw_update doesn't help

I've browsed through the documentation and openbsd mailing list and found this

Some of the folks claim that they've taken the if_alc.c from FreeBSD, which supports AR8171, port it to OpenBSD and it works.

My question is, has anyone tried it?
Maybe there is another way?

I'm not C-literate yet, so I can't investigate and correct the mistakes some devs point, but the last trail breaks off, so I might be forced to try anyway
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