Wireless update (long)

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Apr 1 00:31:34 PST 2006

On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 11:55:26PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Overall, I think this is fairly complicated.  I'm going to have to think
> about what to say in the book.  Right now, there seems to be two
> packages needed: wireless-tools and madwifi drivers, but there needs to
> be a section on configuration too.

madwifi is only needed by you. That and many of the drivers you listed
in the kernel config are user-specific. I don't see how the book is
going to do this. Heavy use of the wiki will certainly be required, but
there are so many "ifs" in the equation based on the chipset of the card
and the bus required.

> Things I haven't explored yet: encryption/keys, scripting, hotplug/udev.
> This is certainly a non-trivial topic.

Yes, and when a person can't possibly test very many of the thousands of
different cards, and when 2 people can have the same model number of
cards but with totally different chipsets and methods of setting them up
things get exacerbating quickly. Kudos to you for daring to do this. :)


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