[K12OSN] New to K12Linux, Question
otrcomm at isp-systems.net
Mon May 25 21:58:31 UTC 2009
> Some Intels will work OK, but (on CentOS 5) the 3945 requires using the
> RPMForge repositories. Fedora, with its newer kernel (2.6.24 and later
> have the Intel 3945 driver in-tree), is said to work out of the box with
> it. I know from experience that Slackware 12.2 (kernel 2.6.27) works
> great with Intel 3945 wireless.
I am currently building the K12LTSP 5 EL distribution, I guess it is based on CentOS 5. If I have to, how do I access the RPMForge
repositories to get access to 3945 drivers?
> Broadcom, nope, so stay far, far away from those. Broadcom, Inc. seem
> not to like Linux AT ALL. If your laptop's already cursed with Broadcom
> wireless, then replace that wireless NIC if you can with something
> better (it's not hard at all), and watch for this with future
> purchases. *CAN* you make them work? Yes, and I have, but it's a hassle.
Interesting, since Linksys uses Broadcom chips. My Linksys WRT54GLs Verson 2.2 use the Broadcom BCM5325EKQM chip and both OpenWRT
and DD-WRT run fine. However, I have never connected through as a thin client, so I will find out.
> Note also that virtually all 802.11b cards work (e. g. Orinoco). Yeah,
> I know, way back machine, but they work. Saved my butt one day when the
> Broadcom piece of junk wouldn't work. I popped my "old" Orinoco in, and
> boom, I had wireless.
I use Linksys WPC54Gs (802.11b and g) on old Dell laptops, so they should work okay with K12LTSP 5 EL. I will test and report back
> The only way to find out is to actually try it.
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