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Date:      Wed, 27 Sep 2006 11:48:17 +1000
From:      Norberto Meijome <>
To:        "Ivan \"Rambius\" Ivanov" <>
Subject:   Re: How to load iwi firmware at boot time
Message-ID:  <20060927114817.1cfc505e@localhost>
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On Tue, 26 Sep 2006 14:36:06 +0300
"Ivan \"Rambius\" Ivanov" <> wrote:

> I have to manually load the firmrare invoking the following commands as root:
> # iwicontrol -i iwi0 -d /boot/firmware -m bss
> # ifconfig iwi0 up
> Could you please advise me how I can load automatically the firmware
> during boot time?

loads automatically everything just fine here:

running 6.2-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-PRERELEASE #7: Tue Sep 26 09:55:41 EST 2006

I have iwi and firmware built into the kernel. I also installed  the port
iwi-firmware-kmod-3.0_1 Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 Firmware Kernel Module

simply doing 
ifconfig iwi0 up

loads everything needed. Works too if adding it to the rc.conf (I prefer not to
have it on startup, that's all).

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