Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:25 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Earlier this week, Mandriva released Mandriva Linux 2008.0, the latest version of their flagship Linux distribution. Mandriva was so kind as to provide me with a copy of Mandriva Linux 2008.0 PowerPack, the commercial version. Back when it was named Mandrake, it was my first ever Linux distribution (I bought a Linux magazine), so I have always had a special place for Mandriva. Read on for a review.
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RE: Your ndsiwrapper problem
by AdamW on Fri 12th Oct 2007 07:18 UTC in reply to "Your ndsiwrapper problem"
AdamW
Member since:
2005-07-06

actually, that one doesn't work, as far as the testing people have done for me has indicated. i've yet to get around to updating it.

note that the native bcm43xx driver works for everyone else I know of who's tried it in 2008, about 10 people. Seems only Thom's particular chipset has a problem with it. So this should not be a problem for most people with Broadcom chips, it should be possible to use it with the bcm43xx driver after following the instructions at http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Releases/Mandriva/2008.0/Notes#Required... .

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RE[2]: Your ndsiwrapper problem
by davo on Fri 12th Oct 2007 07:26 in reply to "RE: Your ndsiwrapper problem"
davo Member since:
2007-10-12

Well, I have a bcm43xx card laying around somewhere (USRobotics MaxG) for my old laptop (an Acer Travelmate). In the past, I never got it to work with ndiswrapper in Mandriva 2006, nor 2007.0, except for 5 seconds before dropping out again.

I'll give it a try and report here - but that will be for the weekend. It's good to see that about 10 people actually got it working.

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RE[3]: Your ndsiwrapper problem
by AdamW on Fri 12th Oct 2007 07:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Your ndsiwrapper problem"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

the native driver basically sucked up until around kernel 2.6.20. it started being actually usable at that point.

i should mention that i personally have a bcm4312 in my laptop, and it's fine with bcm43xx in 2008.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

note that the native bcm43xx driver works for everyone else I know of who's tried it in 2008, about 10 people. Seems only Thom's particular chipset has a problem with it. So this should not be a problem for most people with Broadcom chips, it should be possible to use it with the bcm43xx driver after following the instructions at


Yup, it's strictly related to the bcm4318 chipset. It's the revision from hell, I tell you.

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