Wireless update (long)

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sun Apr 2 10:08:56 PDT 2006


Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote these words on 04/02/06 11:40 CST:
> 
>> The prism drivers are in the kernel.  Between prisim, other kernel
>> drivers, and atheros, I think we have the vast majority of of cards
>> covered.
> 
> A month from now we'll see this in BLFS-Support.
> 
> <hypothetical>
> I'm trying to get my foomagic wireless card working IAW the BLFS book,
> but I can't seem to get it. I tried everything in the book, and I've
> followed it precisely, but still no luck. There is nothing on the
> foomagic web site to help me get it running with Linux and I've googled
> but nothing really of any value came up.
> 
> What do I need to do to get my foomagic card working?
> 
> P.S. It works great in Windows.
> </hypothetical>
> 
> :-) (This was only for fun! But there may be some truth to the moral.)

Your point is well taken.  We do need to put in a big disclaimer about
the driver issues with different cards.  Something like:

Wireless implementation in Linux is not always easy.  Earlier hardware
and bleeding edge hardware may not have the appropriate drivers available.

If you research and solve a problem that is not covered in the book or
the wiki, we would appreciate it if you update the wiki to add what you
found.

  -- Bruce



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