Re: Out-of-tree kernel module popularity
Philippe Cloutier wrote:
>> > 4 ipw3945 897
>> Replaced by (free) iwlwifi which will be present in 2.6.24.
> iwlwifi is "contrib", like ipw3945.
iwlwifi needs non-free firmware, ipw3945 needs non-free firmware and
non-free userspace daemon.
The "free" above was mainline's defintion, not Debian's.
ipw3945 was never merged mainly because of the non-free userspace part,
while iwlwifi is already merged on wireless-2.6.
>> > 132 rtl8180 1
>> > 130 rtl8180-sa2400 1
> You must be thinking about rtl8187. These look like unofficial packages
Right, I got confused because rtl8180 (the driver) is actually for
rtl8185 chipsets (rtl8180 chipsets are not yet supported).