[Mageia-dev] RFC: dropping prebuilt broadcom-wl drivers

zezinho lists.jjorge at free.fr
Thu Dec 27 23:05:24 CET 2012

Em 26-12-2012 23:54, Thomas Backlund escreveu:
> 3. the broadcom drivers in upstream kernel.org kernels are
>     improving and also adding support for hw that broadcom-wl
>     is not really supporting even if pretends to do so...

We should just be carefull about the fact there are 2 different open 
source drivers:
- brcm80211 which I could never use without crash
- b43
  * can run with b43-openfwwf for 4xxx hw.
  * needs nonfree firmware files for 4xxxx hw.

> Then we maybe need to add some way for dkms-broadcom-wl
> users to instruct the drakx tools that they prefer/need the
> nonfree driver...

Yes, this is the most needed part, currently we just always install wl 
driver blindly.

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