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Re: wi0: No Mem space on prism2.5?

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 08:28:07 +0200

-On [20040708 16:52], Rahul Siddharthan (rsidd@xxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>Is that an answer?  "Sorry this is too hard to fix" is an answer, but
>other free operating systems seem to handle the BIOS fine.  Anyway,
>I'm not messing with the BIOS and the manufacturer's page does not
>list any relevant-looking BIOS update. 

I have never had a BIOS update go wrong in at least 7 years.

Also, not all BIOS vendors provide adequate details about what changed
though. :(

But it isn't an answer like Matt said.  The problem FreeBSD always had was
going by the "we follow all the specs and require the hardware we run under
to follow it too".  In theory this is nice, in practice it just shows that a
lot of people can make mistakes, chipset designers even moreso.  And
unfortunately that's what kernel coders need to compensate for.

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