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Re: bluetooth (Re: PulseAudio

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 05:42:46AM -0700, Mark Symonds wrote:
> Broadcom is in serious need of a full-frontal attack.  
> Everyone should check for them before buying hardware, 
> And if you 'dmidecode | grep -i broadcom' gives or says anything,
> spend your money elsewhere.  
> Or take it back to the store -  and tell them why.  
> (Proprietary, crap Broadcom chips) 
> We should not buy anything with "Broadcom" chips.  Ever.  
> We paid for this hardware, only to be sabotaged by their firmtware.

Are there any bluetooth-equipped laptops that fit that criteria? Most of them
run some Broadcom chip or other for bluetooth, to my knowledge.

In any case, non-wifi Broadcom things are actually pretty workable -- my Ideapad
Y410's ethernet controller is a Broadcom, running using the tg3 kernel module
that is included in the Linux kernel by default.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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