Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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RE[2]: BCM43xx
by elsewhere on Sat 17th Mar 2007 20:59 UTC in reply to "RE: BCM43xx"
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This package is already installed but it does NOT work with my chipset. The 1390 card is pretty new, not sure if it works out of the box with the bcm43xx.

It does, sort of. They had issues with it since the 1390 is PCI-e based, there was no support for that initially but it is in the current kernels.

The bigger issue is that they had problems with throughput, it was limited to fairly low speeds.

A patch was recently put into -mm for inclusion in 2.6.21 that addresses this, I'm not sure if it will be released in time for Feisty though.

I can say, though, that after 6 months of pounding my head against the wall and futilely playing with various git pulls of wireless-dev, I do finally have the 1390 (it's really a bcm 4311) running natively at full speed with bcm43xx currently under 2.6.21-rc3-mm2.

Until it's formally released though, I'd agree that ndiswrapper is simply an easier and stabler solution.

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