[PC-BSD Support] PC-BSD on HP Compaq 6720s

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Dec 18 13:05:28 PST 2007


Thats strange that em0 wouldn't work on PC-BSD 1.4, but it does work on 
6-STABLE, considering that PC-BSD 1.4 is built on 6-stable, although it 
may be a bit older of a release.

Did you try updating to 1.4.1, or installing the 1.4.1 ISO's? That 
release uses a bit newer codebase with FreeBSD 6.3-PRERELEASE under the 

As for the wifi card, which model Intel is it using? We'll have to see 
if the iwi driver works with it, or else you may need to use ndisgen to 
roll a new driver for it.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

Mike Barnard wrote:
> Hi,
> I downloaded PC-BSD 1.4 and had a successful install on an HP Compaw
> 6720s laptop. Apart from the lack of wide-screen for KDE, i dont seem
> to have network functionality at all. I also do not have the wireless
> card detected, i dont see it in the dmesg entries nor in the log
> files. My network card is present, em0, but cannot connect to the
> network.
> I have statically assigned the IP addresses on it, but to no avail,
> dhclient em0 returns 'No DHCPOFFERS received. No working leases in
> persistent database - sleeping'. I have ruled out my DHCP server since
> all other connections to it are working fine, FreeBSD 6.2 stable works
> well without any problems and so does linux (Xandros 3.0.2).
> While trying to obtain an IP address, tcpdump reports this:
> IP > BOOTP/DHCP, Request from
> 00:1a:4b:73:d5:98 (oui Unknown), length: 300
> Is there something broken in this release, any fixes for it? Any
> assistance in getting this working is appreciated.
> Regards,

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