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Re: EeePC 900 vs. 900A



On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 19:51 +0100, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
> Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> 
> > PS: Currently we have RPM's for rt2860, rt2870 and rt3070 chipsets.
> 
> they are included in drivers/staging, and rt3070 should be included
> for .30 release.

Remember, drivers/staging is for known crappy and broken drivers, among
other things.

AFAIK the staging wireless drivers aren't going to get enabled in Fedora
kernels for the reasons that have already been discussed (and if they
are, I'll find whoever did it and punch them in the face).

First, they use a *completely* separate wireless stack, and the kernel
should not and will not have more than one wireless stack.  Effort
should be focused on helping Ivo get rt2x00 working with the new
hardware.  Second, those drivers, while they may work for some people,
aren't generally acceptable to kernel wireless developers for a number
of reasons (including the duplicate 802.11 stack).  They are essentially
ports of the Windows drivers and have not been vetted for quality or SMP
safety or a whole host of other things.

It would be nice if Ralink worked with upstream instead of doing their
own drivers.

Dan



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