[Novalug] ndiswrapper, bcm43xx, b43, b43legacy
varokan at movingsatellites.com
Mon Feb 18 19:55:52 EST 2008
Okay, trying to get my wireless back to the point it used t be with SuSE
10.2 I discovered the following :
HW : bcm 4318, on a x86-64 AMD laptop.
OS : OpenSuSe 11.0Alpha2
ndiswrapper from version 10.2 does no longer compile with newer kernels.
ndiswrapper current incarnation ( 1.52 ) does no longer work with my bcm4318
bcm43xx kernel driver does work but results in ~50% dropped packets (
which seems to be the norm for this driver )
b43 ( the new kernel driver ) does not work at all. iwconfig has no
b43legacy ( the new kernel drivers legacy support ) does not work at
all. iwconfig has no wireless interface.
So let me get this straight, previously working ndiswrapper is now
broken plus we have a grand total of 4 non working drivers for the bcm
chipset. That must be some kind of stupid record as I see it.
Oh all the fun you can have ith Linux :)
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