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Old 03-20-2017, 02:48 PM   #1
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Compatibility with BSDs


Hello all, I wonder if you have any BSD system (preferably NetBSD / OpenBSD) that is compatible with these hardware configurations and network board?
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge -OPI (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP MEI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev e3)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev e3)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev e3)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP USB EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SATA Controller [AHCI Mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Wildcat Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)


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Old 03-20-2017, 08:51 PM   #2
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You might check the FreeBSD Hardware Compatibility List for starts. It should also be valid for TrueOS (was PCBSD), which is based on FreeBSD.
 
Old 03-21-2017, 03:54 AM   #3
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The wifi adapter will most likely be an issue. There is no support for QCA9565/AR9565 in the FreeBSD ath(4) driver or the OpenBSD athn(4) driver.

https://wiki.freebsd.org/dev/ath_hal...ardwareSupport
http://man.openbsd.org/athn

If this is a laptop, you will need to ensure that you can replace the mini pci-e wifi adapter with something supported. If it's e.g. an HP or a Lenovo which uses a hardware whitelist, you will be stuck with what you have (or a limited choice of, most likely, unsupported alternatives).

FreeBSD may support the device using ndisgen(8) (loading the windows driver under emulation). Although I can't recommend this route, as I've no experience of it.

//edit: if you want something "mass market" ready, then TrueOS and GhostBSD (both FreeBSD based) have livecds.

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Old 03-31-2017, 09:29 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, though, does OpenBSD or NetBSD work in most of these configurations?
 
Old 03-31-2017, 11:15 AM   #5
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As I stated above, OpenBSD's athn(4) driver does not support that device.

NetBSD 7's athn(4) driver is a port of the OpenBSD driver (so ditto).

So with that device, you're stuck with FreeBSD + ndisgen + a windows driver [possibly working].

(Or install a Linux distribution instead which has the ath9k driver, which I believe supports your device: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k)

Or if you really want OpenBSD or NetBSD, replace the wifi adapter with a supported adapter.

Before you consider the last one, you should do some research to ensure that you are buying supported hardware and that the computer, if a laptop, does not use a hardware whitelist which prevents you installing certain replacement hardware.

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Old 03-31-2017, 09:48 PM   #6
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Didn't think the Broadwell is supported in BSD yet but looks like openbsd may have support. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...adwell-OpenBSD

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Old 04-01-2017, 07:36 AM   #7
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DragonFly and OpenBSD both support Haswell and Broadwell, FreeBSD only supports Haswell.
 
  


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