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Re: rt2860 driver (fc11)



On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Orcan Ogetbil<oget fedora gmail com> wrote:
> 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.

They won't ever (the rtxxxx Vendor drivers)


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