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Re: linux-wlan-ng?



On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 11:11, Mr. Adam ALLEN wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 15:08, Constantinos Antoniou wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have not installed limbo, but am a longtime redhat user (currently
> > using 8.0/7.3/7.2 on several machines), and am following the discussions
> > on the upcoming 8.1 release.
> > 
> > Now that acpi is coming in the default kernel (kernel-utils I think) the
> > main reason for me to compile a custom kernel would be for my wireless
> > card (802.11b) to work. ( http://www.linux-wlan.com/linux-wlan/)
> > 
> > With RH7.3, RH8 it has been pretty straightforward, but by compiling my
> > own kernel (starting from vanilla) I miss some of the extra patches that
> > RH puts in the kernel and I am out of the RH-kernel-update cycle (e.g.
> > through up2date).
> > 
> > Any experience with limbo+wlan-ng?
> > 
> 
> Not installed phoebe on the laptop as yet, but wlan-ng doesn't demand a
> re-compile of the kernel, just that wlan-ng drivers are compiled against
> the running kernel. This means each time RH release a new kernel via
> up2date, the kernel-source must be installed, and the drivers
> re-compiled against the updated kernel. - a process that could be
> automated without too much effort.

Thanks for the reply. I do not remember the exact problem, so I will
wait until the next install and hopefully this will be as
straightforward as you describe.

thanks,

Costas

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