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Date:      Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:51:55 +0300
From:      "Abdullah Al-Marrie" <>
To:        "FreeBSD Questions" <>,
Subject:   FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 issues Acer Aspire 5102 WLMi
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Hello guys,

First thanks for the hard work to make FreeBSD good for desktop environment.

Here is my case with Acer Aspire 5102 WLMi with the latest bios 2.40

It shares the same mobo with 3100, and 5110

FreeBSD 6.1 CD1 wasn't able to boot at all.

I used FreeBSD 6.2-RC1, then I was able to boot.
booting with acpi disabled crash and reboot the laptop.

So I went ahead, installed the 6.2-RC1, then I upgraded the OS via the
csup to RELENG6, now it runs FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE.

The laptop has AMD Turion x2 64, but I used i386, since the laptop
only has 1.5 GB of ram.

I was able to install x11+KDE via packages.

Here are the issues I face with it now.

1. I can't boot with acpi disabled, it crashes all the time.

2. I can't use my WLAN which is broadcom, I was forced to use an older
drivers, since ndis has problem with reading the latest driver from
Here are the files

And here is the 78 MB full package for the driver in zip file

Could someone convert the 2 files to a kernel module? please let me know.

4. Bluetooth doesn't work.

5. RealTek chip High Definition Audio System isn't detected, and
doesn't work for sure.

6. The laptop doesn't shutdown or restart, it says disk sync .. then
it displays the uptime, and stays there, I have to press the power
button to switch it off.

Suggestions or hints are welcome.

Best Regards,

Arab Portal Network

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