OT: Atheros releases free Linux driver for Its 802.11n Devices

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 28 15:46:24 UTC 2008

--- On Mon, 7/28/08, John W. Linville <linville at redhat.com> wrote:

> From: John W. Linville <linville at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: OT:  Atheros releases free Linux driver for Its 802.11n Devices
> To: olivares14031 at yahoo.com, "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Date: Monday, July 28, 2008, 8:32 AM
> On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 04:25:55PM -0700, Antonio Olivares
> wrote:
> > I have read some good news(I hope), that Atheros will
> be releasing
> > some new drivers for Atheros based wireless.  I hope
> that it will be
> > better than the ath5k which was ported from OpenBSD
> and then fixed!
> > How soon can we see this new driver in Fedora?
> I'll try not to sound snarky...
> Previously I would have said you could expect ath9k in
> Fedora nearly
> as soon as it is upstream, so nearly immediately. 
> Unfortunately,
> a combination of unfortunate bugs and questionable changes
> to
> how Fedora kernels were being released (automatic release
> after
> just +3 in Bodhi?!?!?) caused that practice to become
> untenable.
> So I agreed to slow-down the flow of wireless patches into
> Fedora.
> FWIW I think the kernel release process has been changed a
> bit for
> the better in the mean time, but the agreement to slow the
> wireless
> patches remains in place.
> With that in mind, the earlies you will see ath9k in Fedora
> is
> most likely F10.  Rawhide users will probably see it a bit
> sooner
> of course.  Those desperate to see it a bit sooner should
> investigate
> the compat-wireless project, although it may have problems
> working
> with current Fedora kernels -- what a mess...
I run rawhide :) I will see it soon.  
Why do I ask, because ath5k (does not work)/(did not work) for me, I had to blacklist it :(


> Hth!
> John
> -- 
> John W. Linville
> linville at redhat.com


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