How do I find out what driver I need?

Help with setting up network cards, including WiFi cards.

How do I find out what driver I need?

Postby OnionKiller » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:30 am

How do I find out what driver I need to configure my wireless card?
I am running ghostbsd 2.5 on an Asus One 722.
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How do I find out what driver I need?


Re: How do I find out what driver I need?

Postby ericbsd » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:31 pm

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Use pciconf and usbconfig and kldstat and uname commands

Postby wb7odyfred » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:09 am

List the PCI Bus Devices operating in your hardware.. The RealTek RTL8188CE is what I am working to make operational.
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 sudo pciconf -lv


Password:
alc0@pci0:1:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0xff1e1179 chip=0x20621969 rev=0xc1 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Qualcomm Atheros'
device = 'AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet'
class = network
subclass = ethernet
none2@pci0:2:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x818110ec chip=0x817610ec rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
device = 'RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter'
class = network


List the USB BUS devices operating in your hardware.
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usbconfig  list

ugen0.1: <Intel EHCI root HUB> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen1.1: <Intel EHCI root HUB> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.2: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0024> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen1.2: <vendor 0x8087 product 0x0024> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=SAVE (0mA)
ugen0.3: <Generic USB2.0-CRW> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)
ugen0.4: <Importek TOSHIBA Web Camera> at usbus0, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)
ugen1.3: <Maxtor OneTouch> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=HIGH (480Mbps) pwr=ON (2mA)



List the kernel modules loaded into kernel memory. You might need kldunload and kldload commands also.
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kldstat

fred@kliktel ~> kldstat
Id Refs Address Size Name
1 68 0xffffffff80200000 1d3f000 kernel
2 2 0xffffffff8222d000 c894 opensolaris.ko
3 1 0xffffffff8223b000 392db1 zfs.ko
4 1 0xffffffff82821000 a7dd linprocfs.ko
5 3 0xffffffff8282c000 7a2b linux_common.ko
6 1 0xffffffff82834000 12a2b geom_mirror.ko
7 1 0xffffffff82847000 fe29 geom_journal.ko
8 1 0xffffffff82857000 1110c geom_eli.ko
9 1 0xffffffff82869000 4042a linux.ko
10 1 0xffffffff828aa000 3afad linux64.ko
11 1 0xffffffff828e5000 1032c iscsi.ko
12 1 0xffffffff828f6000 97f41 i915kms.ko
13 1 0xffffffff8298e000 55088 drm2.ko
14 4 0xffffffff829e4000 273b iicbus.ko
15 1 0xffffffff829e7000 1cf7 iic.ko
16 1 0xffffffff829e9000 1e6b iicbb.ko
17 2 0xffffffff829eb000 1c048 if_rtwn.ko
18 1 0xffffffff82a08000 bf38 if_rtwn_pci.ko
fred@kliktel ~>


What version of GhostBSD or FreeBSD are you currently running? Is the device driver you need, functional with this release version? r310386M
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uname -a

fred@kliktel ~> uname -a
FreeBSD kliktel.ghostbsd-pc.home 12.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #1 r310386M: Thu Dec 22 19:08:02 PST 2016 kliktel.ghostbsd-pc.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
fred@kliktel ~>

http://forums.ghostbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=386&p=2581#p2581 More instructions from another forum post to get you going
https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/kernelconfig-devices.html 8.3. Finding the System Hardware
https://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/CURRENT/hardware/support.html Supported kernel device hardware
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Re: How do I find out what driver I need?

Postby ASX » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:56 pm

:) Being a very old thread I guess you will not receive an answer from the OP, so a big Thanks from me!
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