[RFC] Inclusion of RT2860 driver

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 10 13:58:01 UTC 2008


On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 05:13:08PM -0600, Adam McDaniel wrote:
> On Tue, September 9, 2008 4:16 pm, Stefan Bader wrote:
> > The most uncommon part probably is that the driver wants some configuration
> > data (a file) in /etc/Wireless/...
> 
> That config directory is optional.
> 
> The driver merely looks for a file called
> /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/RT2860STA.dat which is only used for runtime
> configuration. If the file is not found, the module assumes everything has
> been supplied by ifconfig/iwconfig/etc, which is perfectly compatible with
> hardy's NetworkManager.

Which part of the driver uses this file?  Is there a userland helper or
something?  It would be most unusual for the kernel itself to do this.

-- 
 - mdz




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