rt2x00 driver support in FC5

Brian Gerst bgerst at didntduck.org
Thu Nov 3 23:12:46 UTC 2005


Michael Favia wrote:
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> The rt2x00 project provides ongoing support for the rt2400 rt2500 and
> rt2570 chipsets that were open sourced (GPL) by RaLink. The chipset is
> quite popular and used by a few dozen vendors (linksys most notably here
> in US) in various PCI and USB based hardware:
> 
> http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Hardware
> http://ralink.rapla.net/
> 
> RT2x00 is aiming for eventual adoption into the kernel but a large
> number of distros have taken initiative and included them in their
> latest releases. A few of those distros:
> 
> * SuSE since 10.0
> * debian (contrib)
> * Gentoo (portage)
> * Mandriva
> 
> Does fedora have any plans to include support for this hardware in FC5?
> Fedora sure could use some help in the wireless support department and I
> think this is a good addition that will get a large number of people off
> of the inherent dangers of ndiswrapper. If you visit the site you will
> notice 4 codebases (1 each 2400/2500/2570 and one 2x00 unification
> project). While the unified project is most tempting it is also the
> least developed and just began supporting association this week. The 3
> individual projects however have a very stable codebase and report very
> high success rates. I am also willing to help in any way possible.
> 
> - -mf
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Your best bet is to get the driver into the mainline kernel.  Fedora 
generally doesn't add external drivers to the kernel.

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				Brian Gerst




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