Wireless update (long)
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
> A month from now we'll see this in BLFS-Support.
> 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.
> :-) (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
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