bcm43xx_mac80211 (was Re: Announcing Fedora 7 Test 4 (6.93))

alan alan at clueserver.org
Tue May 8 15:51:07 UTC 2007

On Mon, 7 May 2007, John W. Linville wrote:

> On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 02:01:45PM -0700, Miles Lane wrote:
>> On 5/7/07, John W. Linville <linville at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 09:22:51PM +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
>>> I mentioned this situation earlier (maybe in this same thread).
>>> Unfortunately, upstream isn't ready to move "bcm43xx" to "bcm4301" (and
>>> make the accomanying PCI ID changes) yet.  I'll have to noodle on this.
>> I am not sure that there is still a reason to keep the older driver around.
>> It works on my old bmc4306 rev. 2.  Do we know there are still bcm43xx
>> devices that the new driver won't work for?
> Yes.  BCM4301 and BCM4303 don't work with the new driver.  This is
> because they don't have the memory resources required to load the
> v4.x firmware required by the new driver.

My HP laptop has one of these chipsets.  Please do not remove the old 
driver.  I can provide PCI id of my chipset if needed.

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