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Re: Asus eee 1005HAB
On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 20:39, Jason Garrett <kingedgar%gmail.com@localhost>
> Hi all,
> I am new to this list and a newcomer to NetBSD, although I have been using
> FreeBSD since 4.x.
> I recently purchased an Asus eee netbock, and of course, my desire is to
> run a BSD and NOT linux/windows.
> I put FreeBSD 8-STABLE on this netbook, hoping that above anything else,
> that the wifi worked. Unfortunately the driver is sub-standard at best, with
> 40 - 90 percent packet loss.
> In FreeBSD the wifi card is able to use the ath(4) driver and the card is
> an Atheros 9285. This is only supported in the latest STABLE and CURRENT
> versions of FBSD and obviously does not work very well.
> The gigabit ethernet uses FreeBSD's alc(4) driver and worked quite well
> plugged into my network. The chip is listed as Atheros AR8131/AR813.
> Earlier this evening I downloaded the NetBSD 5.0.2 i386 iso, burnt to cd,
> and installed on the eee. Install was quick and painless however the
> ethernet and wireless are detected but as unknown hardware.
> I have checked the NetBSD wiki for the eee line, but it does not contain
> any information on the 1005HAB.
> Has anyone on this list gotten ethernet and/or wifi to work?
> I can post a dmesg output later, but it will not be trivial since I have no
> network on the machine.
> Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions!
Is there ANYONE on list that could offer some advice?
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