[Bug 239082] Re: (wireless) network driver missing from the dvd
allenggraham at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 11:41:09 UTC 2008
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1 ***
Ahh ! the problem of "Ethics" , Broadcom wants to restrict its' drivers, as
do many other companies. Should Canonical lobby these companies, on behalf
of all Linux users ? Why ? Ubuntu users represent a lot of the worldwide
community, perhaps 20-25% (Mark will surely correct me), but we are getting
the lions' share of publicity.
Scroll down here <http://distrowatch.com/> to see the daily results.
BUT, Canonical is an "Ethical" organization ! Some Distros will break the
rules, a bad idea,not Canonical,Ltd., t they are following the logical
path, "do it right".
Why don't you lobby "Broadcom" ? You (and so did I) purchased their wireless
Join the community, the waters' fine !
On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Dereck Wonnacott <dereck at gmail.com>
> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1 ***
> ** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1
> Microsoft has a majority market share
> (wireless) network driver missing from the dvd
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug (via bug 1).
> Status in Ubuntu: New
> Bug description:
> Well, this actually is not a "real" bug, it is just a design flaw.
> When you are installing from a media (namely the dvd, but I guess that
> would be worst for the cdrom) you should get from there everything you need
> to "start-up". Unfortunately this was not the case for a good 2 among the 3
> computers (home, work and wife) on where I installed Ubuntu. For both, the
> wireless network was not working and it was really a pain to find
> workarounds to make it available. The sad thing is that the packages to make
> the network works are available and well-working, but only for download, not
> on the media!!
> How are you supposed to download something from the network, if the network
> itself is not working? I guess in the mind of who made this choice, wireless
> is the "secondary" network, whereas wired is the primary, but this was not
> the case for me. These packages MUST be included in the dvd AND cdrom for
> the future releases, IMHO (there is not space problem for the DVD which is
> not overflowing)
> The first laptop needed b43-fwcutter. Here the problem is the license which
> does not allow the distribution. Canonical should lobby to change their
> The second computer needed ndiswrapper. Here there is not any license
> problem (and the packages are actually three, not one).
** Attachment added: "unnamed"
(wireless) network driver missing from the dvd
You received this bug notification because you are a member of Mozilla
Bugs, which is subscribed to firefox in ubuntu (via bug 1).
More information about the Ubuntu-mozillateam-bugs