F12/13: Ndiswrapper, topdog Wifi, Thunderbird & network degradation...

Daniel B. Thurman dant at cdkkt.com
Mon Aug 30 19:04:20 UTC 2010

On 08/30/2010 11:31 AM, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 08:37:14AM -0700, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>> On 08/30/2010 07:49 AM, John W. Linville wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 10:55:43AM -0700, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
>>>> I have a gateway M-6750 laptop which sports a
>>>> Marvell TopDog wifi chip.  I have obtained the
>>>> latest drivers for this chip, and used ndiswrapper
>>>> to hook itself to the XP/Vista topdog driver, and
>>>> it at first appears to be working... although there
>>>> are crash data appearing in the log files but other
>>>> than that, it continues on working.
>>> I'm sorry, but I can't offer you any support for ndiswrapper.  Did you
>>> try the mwl8k driver?
>>> John
>> No I have not tried this driver...  where can I get it?
> It's part of the Fedora kernel.  Also make sure the linux-firmware
> package is installed.
> While testing mwl8k, you will want to remove ndiswrapper so as to
> avoid interference with the in-kernel driver.
> John
I have looked on F12 repos and I cannot find this driver but
I did find this driver for F13.  The problem is, I need this for
F12.  Is this driver available for F12?  If so, can you give me
a clue what to look for and now this driver is to be installed
and configured, please?

Thanks again,

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