Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Apr 2007 21:54 UTC, submitted by AdamW
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring RC3 'Beijing' is now available. Beijing features fixes to all major bugs in previous betas and release candidates, the final version of GNOME 2.18, and the full feature set intended for the final release. Both traditional installer-based Free editions and combined live/install CD One editions are available. Please consult the release notes for more information.
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RE[2]: Wifi
by Laurence on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 13:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Wifi"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

As for the issues you experienced, what type of wireless card is it?


It wasn't my systems (and I'm a BSD guy) so I couldn't say for sure, but I think one was built into a laptop and the other was a generic Link-sys chip.

Edited 2007-04-02 13:32

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RE[3]: Wifi
by kaiwai on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 13:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Wifi"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Ah, the run of the mill piece-o-crap Broadcom; If there was ever a company that screwed over its users as badly as Ati, Microsoft and Adobe, it would be them.

Refusal to provide specifications, either under NDA or open agreement - really tells you how much they care about their customers when the make decisions like that.

Edited 2007-04-02 13:51

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RE[4]: Wifi
by AdamW on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 14:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Wifi"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

notwithstanding that, Broadcom chips tend to work fine with ndiswrapper, and the free driver (bcm43xx) is making great strides; with recent kernel versions, it supports the most common Broadcom chips very well. Of course, you do need to get the firmware, which can be a bit of a pain. A Google search for wl_apsta.o can work wonders there.

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