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Re: Does Fedora core 3 run on Mac PowerPC G3?



On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 04:08 -0700, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, Craig White wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 22:51 -0400, jack wallen wrote:
> >>> ----
> >>> FC-4 test 2 has ppc iso's
> >>>
> >>> Craig
> >>>
> >>
> >> when will it finally support airport extreme though?
> > ---
> > dunno - the original airport cards were re-branded Orinoco cards and
> > should just work but I haven't tested it to know that for sure - the
> > 'extreme' might not be supported right away
> 
> airport extreme is the broadcom airforce chipset... and as you're on 
> powerpc arch you can't use the windows ndis driver. so unless someone does 
> something similarly kinking to load the apple driver, or broadcom releases 
> the specs you're kinda stuck.
----
ouch that is a problem

of course, it is possible that they simply hack the broadcom hardware
and thereby bypass lack of disclosure by Broadcom or need for
ndiswrapper equivalent. Ndiswrapper seems to be a rather ugly option
itself.

Craig


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