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Default Is my usb WiFi supported under openBSD ?

Hi I was happily using OpenBSD until a patch ruined everything.

This is what happened.

I am using Lubuntu 18.04 atm.

I have moved from cable broadband to a 4G hotspot connection.

I connect to the hotspot using WiFi. My WiFi is fully supported under Linux.

After Lubuntu 18.04 reaches its eol I am planning to install OpenBSD one

more time to see how it goes.

I want to know if my usb WiFi adapter is supported under OpenBSD.

This is the output of lsusb.

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$ lsusb 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c077 Logitech, Inc. M105 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2107 Dell Computer Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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You can research which devices are supported, even without an installed system, by referring to online man pages:

https://man.openbsd.org/?query=media...penBSD-current

https://man.openbsd.org/?query=mt760...penBSD-current

It would appear that there is no driver for that device.
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It would appear that there is no driver for that device.
That's really bad news.

Thanks a lot for the info.
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Hi I was happily using OpenBSD until a patch ruined everything.
These are completely unrelated. That patch was to improve X11 security, forcing the use of xenodm(1) for non-root users.

It had nothing to do with this WiFi hardware issue.
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These are completely unrelated. That patch was to improve X11 security, forcing the use of xenodm(1) for non-root users.

It had nothing to do with this WiFi hardware issue.
I mentioned the patch to describe why I stopped using OpenBSD.

Yes it had nothing to do with the WiFi hardware.

Since now I know that my WiFi hardware is not compatible

with OpenBSD there is no point installing again.
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Are usb WiFi adapters very expensive ? I would just look for a adapter that is supported, .........
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I mentioned the patch to describe why I stopped using OpenBSD.
The first reply to that post last year would have resolved the problem, if you'd followed the advice and responded with more information - yet you did not respond to it at all.

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The first reply to that post last year would have resolved the problem, if you'd followed the advice and responded with more information - yet you did not respond to it at all.
I got only 1 PC at home. I don't have the liberty to browse the web if my only PC is down.

So when OpenBSD didn't boot to GUI I panicked and installed LInux.

I actually posted on that thread after installing Linux.

Sorry for the confusion.
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If it booted, I don't understand why the lack of a GUI would be any reason to panic.
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with OpenBSD there is no point installing again.
Well , no guess not, if someone does not want to use OpenBsd , there would be no point in installing it.
Some one that wants to use OpenBsd, would have no problem finding one of the many usb wifi devices that are supported by OpenBsd,...
Like wise, if there was some problem with a patch, someone that wants to use OpenBsd, would have no problem getting help with solving the problem with patch, I remember that now, and I had the same problem when I ran the "syspatch", update,... but it was not that difficult to fix, thanks to the instructions given in that thread.
The thing of it is, I do want to keep using OpenBsd, it is the only OS on my PC, there is no way I would install any other. I tried many , in the past years and OpenBsd is the only one that has everything I need and want, and does not have all the bloat, blobs, etc. that I don't want.
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Garry, in defense of BSD007:
  • The October 25 patch announcement did not mention the xenodm operational restriction. Nor did the errata posting on the Project website.
  • Not everyone is sufficiently skilled to recognize the root cause of the problem and develop their own circumventions without outside assistance, such as access to this forum or to Project mailing lists.
  • Not everyone is sufficiently skilled to use text-based tools to research the issue if they do not have access to a graphical browser.
  • A bad experience will lower someone's perceptions about the value of a product or service, even when that product or service is free.
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Your right, and apology on my part, hopefully BSD007 has better experiences with OpenBsd in the future.
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Some other OpenBsd users on another group, suggested these "Edimax" ones, they are shown as supported as well,
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from: https://man.openbsd.org/man4/run.4 ---snip---
Edimax EW-7711UAn

Edimax EW-7711USn

Edimax EW-7711UTn

Edimax EW-7717Un

Edimax EW-7718Un

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Some other OpenBsd users on another group
Well... let's just say on another group
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Ok, "On another group", Another idea, the OP could run OpenBsd on a VM, and that way the hosts system could still use the wifi device that works on it. I do realize it is not quite the same as on bare metal, but it is a valid alternative. In fact that is what I did for a couple of years, I had a working Linux system. There is a learning curve involved though, on setting up the VM, etc.
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jggimi >>Not everyone is sufficiently skilled to use text-based tools to research the issue if they do not have access to a graphical browser.
This is so true, and often I do forget that, especially now a days, so I need to apologize. My excuse, for what ever it is worth, but when I started using computers there really were not any real GUI's, as we know them today, it was all CLI, and the browser was a text browser.
So any way, I would like to encourage bsd007 to not give up, maybe just put it on "hold", and try again later when they are more prepared, etc.
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