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Old 18th February 2010
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Default audio and ethernet problem on on acer aspire 4740G

well finally i have the courage to buy new notebook just for the sake of loving the bsd ,i planned to have freebsd 8(stable) as my notebook desktop,configuring my openbsd console as gateway was quite hard but this getting freebsd to detect my hardware even harder lol,getting the xorg up and running was quite easy but i really have no idea how to trace my unrecognizable devices(audio & ethernet) from dmesg?do i need to turn off my acpi first?
my notebook spec :
Acer Aspire 4740G-432G50Mn
Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor (2.27 GHz, Cache 3 MB)
Chipset Intel HM55
NVIDIA GeForce G310M 512 MB
Display Size 14" WXGA LED
Display Max. Resolution 1366 x 768
CrystalBrite LED
3rd Generation Dolby® Surround Sound
500 GB Serial ATA 5400 RPM
Networking Integrated
Network Speed 10 / 100 Mbps
Wireless Network Type Integrated
Wireless Network Protocol IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
SD, MMC, Memory Stick / Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
3x USB 2.0, VGA, LAN, Audio
Now i am installing opensuse to check the complete hardware..will posted soon the dmesg from linux
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Old 18th February 2010
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In general, it is rather hard to run FreeBSD on a *very* new notebook such as this. This is because many drivers need to be reverse-engineered which takes time ...

Here is a script which will try to detect the sound driver:

Are you talking about wireless or wired network?

Post the output of pciconf -lv, this will show a list of *all* your hardware.

Turning acpi off will not help.
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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Old 18th February 2010
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i just knew about this ,i though that from what i heard on openbsd subforum for more mature hardware support freebsd will atleast support the ethernet,forgot to update this thread,the audio seem used alc888 and been solved,thanks,the wifi straight detected from the box,the wired(Netlink BCM57780) just got commited last dec,i need to turn arround to using latest snapshot or using linux :/,does the current state of 9.0 snapshot is usable or atleast stable enough for general laptop desktop use(programming,kde,movies,ripping,streaming,brows ing,flash)?,i have checked the 9.0 snapshot seem to be only for ia64?where i can get amd64 or x86?
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Old 21st February 2010
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Default apply diff?

how to apply the patch/diff into my kernel?i tried "patch -Cp1 < patch.diff" on \usr\src seem to only patched 2 files : share/man/man4/bge.4 8 & sys/dev/bge/if_bge.c,it didn't automatically patch "sys/dev/bge/if_bgereg.h",it asking with prompt "File to Patch : " , the diff that i want to apply is this changes : http://gitorious.org/freebsd/freebsd...ode=sidebyside
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