OLS: The state of Linux wireless networking
Posted Aug 2, 2008 19:53 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: OLS: The state of Linux wireless networking
Parent article: OLS: The state of Linux wireless networking
That's great information; I have filed it where there's a chance I will find it next time I have this problem.
I'm in the tiny system boat -- not that I'm working with an embedded system, but it's still more cost than it's worth to include a device driver for a device that there's only a one in a thousand chance I'll ever have. So when I do add a device, I have this exercise of determining which driver it needs (and if one even exists).
It looks like a modules.pcimap from a full, current Linux system is the directory I've been looking for.
Incidentally, an important class of device driver that isn't covered by this is X video controller drivers. I recently changed a video controller, on what I think is a fully conventional Debian system, and it was a more-painful-than-Windows experience getting Linux (i.e. x.org) to work with it.
And even then, it would not do DVI, which I eventually concluded is because Linux driver software that can do that simply doesn't exist. That's an example of the problem that started this thread: How do you know what works and what doesn't on Linux -- even with modules.pcimap?
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