[ubuntu-uk] Why not fix this?

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Jul 30 09:42:55 BST 2007

Hi Alec,

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 09:39:44AM +0100, Alec Wright wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-07-30 at 08:30 +0000, Alan Pope wrote:
> > Hi Chris,
> > 
> > On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 08:45:40AM +0100, Chris Rowson wrote:
> > > This bug has been driving me round the bend now for three releases of
> > > Ubuntu. Edgy, Feisty and Gutsy. I really don't know why it isn't
> > > getting fixed, any ideas?
> > > 
> > 
> > Get a better supported network card? :S
> But surely we want to encourage as many people as possible to use
> ubuntu. You wouldn't want to get a new network card for linux, would
> you? It's easier to add a few lines to code to network manager.

You also want to encourage hardware vendors to make cards that have nice 
open drivers that dont require stupid kludges like madwifi and ndiswrapper 
to make them work.

(stupid as in architecturally insane, not stupid as in bad code)

The best way to make a hardware vendor notice these things is to _not_ buy 
their kit in the first place - vote with your wallet. I bought a laptop 
which is intel throughout, no nvidia, no ati, no bonkers network stuff.

This of course doesn't help everyone, I am just stuggesting that the device 
in question isn't a lost cause, a plugin pcmcia/usb wireless adapter could 
be used to overcome the current bug/hurdle.


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