BCM43xx support?

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Fri Feb 3 00:01:39 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-02 at 15:48 -0800, scott_ubuntu at scott.tranzoa.net wrote:
> Might I recommend removing the bcm43xx driver from the dapper kernel?
> In short, the driver is still very immature and the mature ndiswrapper
> support for the device continues to exist. Both solutions require
> non-free firmware/drivers to use. 

There's a big difference between non-free firmware and non-free drivers
- the latter is much worse as the code runs in kernel context on the
same CPU.  And it won't help the driver development if distros won't
ship it.

It seems better to replace the version in the kernel with a CVS
snapshot.  ndiswrapper is a hack, which results in an un-debuggable
kernel, not a long term solution.


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