[Cialug] Linux hardware support
dave at visionary.com
Wed Oct 26 12:15:08 CDT 2005
David Champion wrote:
> David Champion wrote:
>> 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
>> beverages. :)
> Follow up:
> I went to CompUSA last weekend and spent about 20 minutes looking
> through all of the network cards. The only one I found that listed Linux
> support was the Netgear FA311 10/100 card.
> I've emailed CompUSA.
> Next stop: Best Buy.
I got a call back from someone at the Des Moines CompUSA. He's going to
do some research into WiFi cards for Linux and get back to me.
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