[nSLUG] gNewSense drivers question
ian at slu.ms
Sat Feb 7 16:08:39 AST 2009
On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 03:52:15PM -0400, Rich wrote:
> The BCM5705M Gigabit network card uses tg3 module.
> Should come with kernel.
It did. It was removed, functionality is less important than freedom
Going from this link, there's a "freed" version of the driver with
proprietary code removed. Obviously this removes some functionality as
well -- people posting there say it works, but there's no discussion
that I see of what was removed.
More details here: http://forums.blagblagblag.org/viewtopic.php?t=4621
> The Intel 2915ABG Wireless card
> There is a note about using the ipw2200 module
> But I don't know how *free* it is.
Like the 2100, the 2200 has binary firmware blobs -- I don't use it or
anything, but I'm pretty sure those won't be in gnewsense either.
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