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Actually, I find the "new" wlan more complicated than required, why do we need a wlan0 device and can't we just use iwn0 or rl0 or whatever?


# zzz seems to work with FreeBSD 8.2-RC3 on my T61. \o/
More testing etc. needed though, but it's an improvement over the previous situation (Where noting happened).

Xorg/Intel GMA still slow though ... Kind of something I learned to live with :-/
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Actually, I find the "new" wlan more complicated than required, why do we need a wlan0 device and can't we just use iwn0 or rl0 or whatever?
Yeah, that sucks, another Linuxism that got silently into the BSD land ...

# zzz seems to work with FreeBSD 8.2-RC3 on my T61. \o/[/QUOTE]
The zzz command always woked for me, on any laptop, it just did not wake up

Now with 8.2-RELEASE I am able to successfully zzz and then wake up my Dell Latitude E6400 which is very nice, of course it hangs if I lanuch zzz comand during mplayer movie, but without mplayer it works as advertised.
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>Yeah, that sucks, another Linuxism that got silently into the BSD land .

Because of wlan0? Sorry, that's nonsense. It's now possible to create virtual interfaces for the same adapter (aka virtual access points). It's part of this: http://www.freebsd.org/news/status/r...Virtualization
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Because of wlan0? Sorry, that's nonsense. It's now possible to create virtual interfaces for the same adapter (aka virtual access points). It's part of this: http://www.freebsd.org/news/status/r...Virtualization
Its possible to create only ONE wlan* device over wireless card (iwn0 in my case), so whats the point in creating it?

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# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
        ether 00:21:6a:0b:77:b0
        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (autoselect)
        status: no carrier
        ssid "" channel 40 (5200 MHz 11a)
        country US authmode OPEN privacy OFF txpower 15 bmiss 10 mcastrate 6
        mgmtrate 6 scanvalid 60 bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250
        roam:rssi 7 roam:rate 12 wme bintval 0

# ifconfig wlan1 create wlandev iwn0
ifconfig: SIOCIFCREATE2: Input/output error
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>Its possible to create only ONE wlan* device over wireless card

Nope, you are now able to configure many virtual devices for just one hardware adapter. So you get an access point.
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Nope, you are now able to configure many virtual devices for just one hardware adapter. So you get an access point.
How ... I can not create more then one wlan* virtual adapter as I showed in example, or maybe I should rebuild kernel with VIMAGE to be able to do that?
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Have a look at this PDF, http://binaervarianz.de/projekte/son...esentation.pdf

I'm sorry, it's in German, but you should understand the pictures (lock at page 6ff.) and get a glimpse about what's possible with this multi-bss in FreeBSD.
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New FreeBSD laptop user here.

This is the first time that _I_ have managed to get 'X' to work properly under FBSD.

This is an Advent 9112 laptop, dual 1.46GHz processors, 1.5Gb ram, 12" TFT, 160Gb HDD.

Yesterday evening, FreeBSD 10.0 installed from a pendrive - wifi setup straight O.T.B. - brilliant.
Added extras => package manager (strange that it wasn't in the base install), SC, VIFM, MPG123.

Today I added, xorg, pysolfc, firefox, mplayer, xmms, & fluxbox WM (my favourite).
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