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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Kernel prepatch 3.4-rc4
Posted Apr 23, 2012 16:08 UTC (Mon) by theophrastus (guest, #80847)
It's a cheap "D-Link N 150 DWA-525" card which rt2800pci utterly failed to recognize as little as 6 months ago. Numerous evenings of googling (on a machine that -could- access the internet) later, there was one thin posting that amounted to: "yeah, rt2800 doesn't touch that chip-set, <many other rants about rt2800 />, and what you need is this source tar ball from the maker". It compiles (though damned if i can get it to work with DKMS), and insmod's, and works like a champ. until... 3.4.0-rc4.
The irony of this wireless card is that it was included on a "100% compatible with linux" reference, and that's why I bought it. ah well. chipsets are suddenly changed all the time.
Perhaps rt2800pci has been made better in the intervening 6 months. ...here's hoping.
Posted Apr 23, 2012 16:32 UTC (Mon) by error27 (subscriber, #8346)
Btw, I said bug earlier, but it's more likely to be an API change. Generally, no one puts any effort into making life easier for out of tree modules. Which is the right decision, but occasionally it sucks for users.
Posted Apr 23, 2012 18:59 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
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