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Old 4th July 2011
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Anybody here know how often NetBSD offers new releases?
I tried running NetBSD on my Acer laptop and it worked fine with cable modem. However, I have moved and all I have is wireless with BCM4318. I see that their current manpage has info on for bwi0 so I'm extremely interested in trying it.
I tried FreeBSD and OpenBSD, but both have serious problems on this laptop, but NetBSD ran great.
Might 6.0 be out sometime this year?
Just curious and hoping

btw- on very limited bandwidth.

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I tried FreeBSD and OpenBSD, but both have serious problems on this laptop, but NetBSD ran great.
Just out of curiosity, could you be more specific what kind of problems did you have when trying to run OpenBSD?
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high temp via kate. Fan blew high speed all the time.
fwiw, FreeBSD had problems with the dvd/cd player, and other odd problems that were constantly being written to stdout. Whole screen full of errors and problems. Got tired of that real fast.
When I tried NetBSD 5.0 or 5.1 (latest), everything worked, no problems at all...just didn't have connection for my bwi0
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I tried FreeBSD and OpenBSD, but both have serious problems on this laptop...
While I recognize that it may be a chore, you would help out the OpenBSD project by forwarding on the output of dmesg(8) to dmesg@ as prescribed in Section 4.10 of the FAQ. Booting bsd.rd (preferably from -current...), mounting external storage (as in a USB drive...), followed by copying /var/run/dmesg.boot may be the simplest method.

As much as having dmesg(8) output from successful installations is important, getting configuration information from errant environments is even more useful.
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@unicyclist

I found one older reference for bwi:

http://wiki-static.aydogan.net/Bount...2.11g_Wireless

It's got a patch that probably went to -current, maybe you could try out the patch on 5.1? If not, just download and try current, or stable.
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ocicat, I can't do current right now due to being on a 'prepaid, limited download connection' out here in the country
I run OpenBSD on all my pc's, but they are in storage since I moved. All I have ATM is this laptop.

s0xxx, I ran stable, and it was great other than not working with the bcm4318. Again, I don't have the necessary bandwidth to download, build, and install current right now.

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If you have source for that stable, try applying the patch, you don't have to download current.
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nope, don't have anything of NetBSD ATM
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