Edmond Rodriguez on 8 Jul 2009 13:27:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Dell really gets Linux - at last

Are you saying the Broadcom chips are no good because of lack of Linux support, or the hardware is no good?  Mine (on an HP) seems to work perfectly on the Windows side of things.   Linux is another story, and I mostly stopped trying to get Linux drivers to work for it, after learning ndiswrapper.   

I've been using my broadcom with ndiswrapper on Linux for years reliably.  I have some quirks starting the  wpa_supplicant, but once I get it going, it is very stable and I wonder if wpa_supplicant has much to do with the hardware anyway.  I think most of the issues I have to get it started are related to software. 

ndiswrapper breaks sometimes as kernels get updated, but if that concern were addressed, it would be fine.   Ndiswrapper seems to generate lots of controversy in the Linux world.  

----- Original Message ----
> From: JP Vossen <jp@jpsdomain.org>

>  But aside from using the 
> cheap-as-dirt-and-about-as-good Broadcom networking chips all over the 
> place, most Dell hardware that I run into has worked really well.
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