(Multiple 2.xxx builds) Error message in boot, anything to worry about?



  • Hey there, everyone, it is good to see pfSense 2.x coming along as it is!  Seems to be stable enough for home use so far too!  I just have this one (actually several) nagging thing(s) in my logs every time I boot:

    
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: wpi: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_wpi/.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: wpi: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_wpi.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (wpi_fw, 0xc0950fa0, 0) error 1
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: ipw_bss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: ipw_bss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_bss_fw, 0xc075c290, 0) error 1
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: wlan: mac acl policy registered
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: ipw_ibss: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: ipw_ibss: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_ibss_fw, 0xc075c350, 0) error 1
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: ipw_monitor: You need to read the LICENSE file in /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: ipw_monitor: If you agree with the license, set legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 in /boot/loader.conf.
    Dec 31 01:50:34 	kernel: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (ipw_monitor_fw, 0xc075c410, 0) error 1
    
    

    Are these modules important, needed (when?), or safely ignored?  It seems that they are intel wireless card modules, if I'm reading correctly – which I don't have.  But in the case that someone does use them, can they be automatically signed, or the option to sign them be in the gui?  Might save you guys some headaches later!



  • It's just letting you know you have to acknowledge the license if you want to use those particular drivers. Stupid licensing requirement from Intel on some of its wireless drivers. It's a lot of useless noise for a few drivers that aren't widely used, we may make those optional modules at some point to get rid of the noise for those who don't need them. As long as you don't have an Intel wireless card that needs one of those drivers, ignore it.


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