Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Fri Feb 22 11:18:07 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 07:11:08AM +0900, Onno Benschop wrote:

> I understand that, however, if you have a machine that has a card that
> is not supported by the linux-restricted-modules, you would use
> module-assistant to create a module to match your kernel.
> If you had the madwifi-source package, you could patch it and compile a
> module in such a way that it would continue to be maintainable, rather
> than get the source from, unpack it, make and make install
> it and have unknown files scattered all over your file-system.

Or you could apply the patch against linux-restricted-modules.

> Finally, if the madwifi-source isn't available, then I suspect there's a
> bug in module-assistant, seeing that it still has madwifi as an option.

Yes, that's true.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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