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Re: rt2860 driver (fc11)



On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 4:23 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>> I was hoping that the devs who worked hard to even make it part of the source rpm might be lurking on this mailing list and see my post :)
>>
>> I don't think anything special is done to make it part of our
>> kernel .src.rpm, it's just in there because it's in the upstream kernel
>> tarball :). I don't _think_ any of the Fedora kernel devs will jump to
>> fix this driver. But hey, I'm happy if I'm wrong, I have an rt2860-based
>> card and it'd be nice not to have to rely on an out-of-tree,
>> not-in-Fedora driver! I'm almost sure you'd do better to contact lkml or
>> one of the main committers directly, though.
>>
>> Actually, now I look at it, it appears the driver is developed as part
>> of the serialmonkey project:
>>
>> http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
>>
>> which has links in the blue bar at the top for 'lists' and 'forum'.
>> Those sound like good places to poke.
>
> Good luck with that! This driver has been in the process of being
> re-written for well over a year, I've long given up hope. Its
> unfortunate as its in alot of netbooks including all the atom based
> eeePCs. Fortunately rpmfusion has one that works reasonably well (it
> even suspends and resumes!) appart from spewing massive amount of
> debug into /var/log/messages (if left on about half a gig a day).
>
> Peter
>

I maintain those drivers at RPMFusion. I will be happy beyond
imagination when the staging drivers are marked stable. It would save
me a lot of work, for it's not just rt2860, but also rt2870 and
rt3070. I keep writing patches and hacks to them for almost every
kernel update since Ralink is a bit slow with kernel updates. I'm glad
they are working though :)

Orcan


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