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Re: Intel GMA 950?



Kevin DeKorte schrieb:
[...]
> The intel ipw3945 card works ok (I have only tested on current FC5) and
> was an option for purchase, but the 1390 card I believe is Broadcom
> card, which should work with the right firmware, but I have not tested it.
Personally, I have very bad experience with Dell+Broadcom+FC. It seems
that whenever the bcm4400-card is initialized, there is a high chance of
a complete freeze. When I am connected to my normal 100MBit-lan, don't
use wlan at all and NetworkManager is active, the system usually freezes
once or twice each day. When trying to actually acces one of about 12
wireless networks available, it usually crashes several times without
establishing a connection. However, when a connection is established, it
is fast and rock-solid.
Every time the system crashes, the last information in /var/log/messages
is realted to the bcm-driver. I got a minipci-intel-card today, used it
for about seven hours, changed networks repeatetly and my laptop didn't
even freeze once. So I personally have no doubt that the bcm-chipset is
in fact the cause of my problems.

If I were smart enough to do kernel-debugging, I'd investigate. However,
I'm not. Sorry.

Actually, intel-drivers are supported by intel, while broadcom doesn't
care. So if you follow my advise and choose intel, you can even imagine
to do a political statement. ;-)
-- 
CU,
   Patrick.


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