Asked to Read License File

  • Im currently in the process of running the 2.4 RC in a test environment with a Intel Pro PCI x1 card (Dual Port) 03:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06).

    I am noticing something in 2.4 RC that I didnt get in 2.3.4.

    It is asking me to read a license file.

    Screenshot supplied.
    ![2.4 RC.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/2.4 RC.jpg)
    ![2.4 RC.jpg_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/2.4 RC.jpg_thumb)

  • Hi

    That was also in 2.3 as I remember seeing it when I first installed, you just need to follow the instructions to disable the warnings.

    Best Regards


  • Banned

    Been there forever. Just ignore it if you don't use Intel wireless cards.

  • Thanks for the advise guys.

    I will for the moment stick to 2.3.4 purely because it installs with no issues.

    I will add that disabling the warning would be an issue for me as I install pfsense from iso as it is installed on a VM.

  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    What vm are you running this on?  I will look for this specifically when I install on esxi - but I do not recall such a warning.

    Are you passing through any hardware to the VM?  What nics are you assigning to the vm?

  • Banned

    There's nothing like trying to solve absolute non-issues. If you cannot live with the warning, create /boot/loader.conf.local like this:


    This has nothing to do with eSXI, VMs, or any particular pfSense version. Been there for ages. Also, as noted, it has nothing to do with whatever (emulated or non-emulated) Intel NICs. It's about Intel wireless firmware.

  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Its a non issue agreed, kind of like the zfs warning.  I personally do not recall ever seeing it though.  The zfs I have seen, but not this intel one - I will keep an eye out for it next boot..

    I just looked at output of dmesg, didnt see anything of the sort.