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Hm. <http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0802.2/0476...> states that the eee has
an ath5007; <http://madwifi.org/wiki/About/OpenHAL> doesn't list it as supported, and
<http://gentoo-wiki.com/Asus_Eee_PC_701> confirms that it's not exactly functional yet (having
to reboot to turn the wireless off/on is hardly a killer but not very nice either).
Has this changed very recently or something?
Eee PC hardware
Posted Feb 21, 2008 3:12 UTC (Thu) by xoddam (subscriber, #2322)
I see my initial response wasn't so excellent after all :-(
I guess my googling was insufficiently thorough, or I misread something. I certainly didn't
think to double-check chipset revision numbers.
On seeing these links, my initial feeling is that I should *help* fill the gap in OpenHAL, but
I don't know the first thing about wifi internals ... by the time I get up to speed (in the
meantime trashing my 100% working toy), someone else will likely have finished the job.
So the real question is, how hardcore a geek do I want to be, today? Is this a challenge I'm
inexorably called to?
And the answer is ... not much. I like my eee as it is. I have no call to hassle LKML with
dmesgs from my tainted kernel :-/
Posted Feb 21, 2008 7:38 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
My attitude is, hey, it's not very expensive, and this gives me an excuse
to learn enough kernel hacking/reverse-engineering fu to help :)
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