[Cialug] Linux hardware support
dave at visionary.com
Tue Oct 18 17:59:50 CDT 2005
This series of articles posted on /. got me thinking...
I think what needs to happen is for people to get the attention of
hardware companies and vendors, to make them start paying attention to
the lack of Linux drivers.
A few ways to accomplish this:
Obviously emailing or calling them and requesting the drivers is one
method. We could do a petition, but I've never been a big fan of those.
A subversive way of doing it would be to have people keep going in to
the vendors and asking for a WiFi card that will work with Linux, for
instance. According to the article, there were no cards available at
either CompUSA or BestBuy that said they were Linux compatible. I know
there are some that are, but a lot of times that requires you to either
download & compile drivers, or to use ndiswrapper.
Might be something to discuss at the meeting, or afterwards over a few
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