Re: store for Linux-compatible hardware??
From: Måns Rullgård (mru_at_inprovide.com)
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 10:45:44 +0200
Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> writes:
> In comp.os.linux.networking M?ns Rullg?rd <email@example.com>:
>> Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> writes:
>>> Full ack, looked around not that long ago for some working PCI
>>> wireless card which wouldn't cost a fortune, since it's only for
>>> the fun of it. Sure the driver had to be GPL. Would be nice if it
>>> came with a kernel.org tarball, perhaps in one of the next
>>> modinfo -l rt2500
>>> Found cards with ralink chipset most usable (GPL driver) + nice
>>> config (GUI) tool.
>> I want it to work with the standard wireless-tools. I can't see why
>> many vendors produce drivers with their own screwed interfaces.
> It does exactly this, the GUI is just an add on you don't need to
> use, but might come in handy to get people going with their new
> wireless NIC, without being an expert in using iwset/iwconfig/etc.
>>> Network controller: RaLink Ralink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card
>> I looked at that driver a few months ago, and there was something
>> about the looks of the code I didn't quite like. I can't really say
>> what it was, it just looked messy somehow, just like almost every
>> other vendor-supplied Linux driver I've looked at.
> IIRC there are two GPL drivers for this chipset, one project
> hosted from sourceforge and one from the vendor, dunno which one
> you looked at?
I looked at the vendor's driver. I didn't know there was another
one. I didn't end up buying any card at all that time anyway.
-- Måns Rullgård firstname.lastname@example.org