Some Intrepid wireless testing results

Tim Gardner tcanonical at
Mon Oct 27 12:46:04 UTC 2008

أحمد المحمودي wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:40:03AM +0300, Amit Kucheria wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 5:04 AM, Tim Gardner <tcanonical at> wrote:
>>> However, all is not lost. I've been backporting the wireless testing
>>> repository to the Intrepid linux-backports-modules package. Some folks
>>> have reported good success with that version of ath5k, though I have yet
>>> to test it myself, nor have I done extensive testing on other wireless
>>> adapters. I expect that Atheros support will continue to improve, and I
>>> will update LBM when it makes sense.
>> Since LBM might contain several backported drivers (e.g. alsa,
>> wireless updates, etc.) and now the whole distro will depend on it for
>> ath5k support, how to we ensure that it doesn't cause regressions in
>> future updates? As it stands today, LBM isn't that well tested for
>> regressions.
> ---end quoted text---
>   When I was using Hardy, I installed LBM to get an updated b43 driver, 
>   the result, is that several times my laptop would crash, in the kernel 
>   messages I would see that the mention of b43, so I removed the LBM, 
>   and all was fine !

Every LBM is completely different. That is why there is no LBM upgrade
path from release to release.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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