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Re: centrino wifi support



That might explain why I can't get ndiswrapper to work at all. What is the
incompatibility and what needs to be done to fix it? Looks like I'll need to
reinstall core 1.
Brian

----- Original Message -----
From: <tim+redhat com coote org>
To: <fedora-test-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 11:54 AM
Subject: centrino wifi support


> Hullo
>
> I just know that this is going to be a potential minefield, so let me
reassure everyone that this is meant with the best of intentions.
>
> Like many people, I've got a centrino based laptop and I want to use wifi
when I've got it booted as a Linux device. Although Intel has
> started to support an open source driver for the centrino wifi, this is
still not as mature as the ndiswrapper driver (in fact, I can't
> use it at all as I need ad-hoc mode). Unfortunately,
> the latter driver can't handle the new 4k stack pages that 2.6 is moving
to and that have already been removed form the Fedora
> test distribution.
>
> I don't know whether this problem with 4k stacks is to do with the
ndiswrapper itself, or the windows drivers that it's encapsulating.
> I had a similar problem with Nvidia's nvidia driver that I eventually got
around by using the xorg nv driver and futzing with the default
> install (which only gives a 640x480 screen, which is too small to handle
the UI - you lose many of the buttons on applications).
>
> I know that 2.6.6 is planned to only support 4k stacks when it's released.
However, lack of wifi in particular reduces the testing that
> I can do on the rest of FC2 and will slow down deployment of FC2 if it's
released on 2.6.6. (it's unclear to me whether the kernel and fc2
> roadmaps make this likely or not.)
>
> I don't see what 2.6.6 support in FC2 buys me, but it's pretty clear what
I'll lose, in the near term at least.
>
> Tim
>
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