Re: WRT54G Support?
On Tuesday 14 February 2006 07:17, Thiemo Seufer <email@example.com> wrote
about 'Re: WRT54G Support?':
> The obvious problems with Debian on WRT54G are
> 1) Debian needs some sort of mass storage, IIRC the device has USB 1.1
> which is slow. So it's either slow storage or some manual stripping
> down of a normal Debian installation.
No USB on my system. My mass storage will be via nfs, nbd, or a similar
> 2) The wireless driver is a binary module, and the free version of it
> is only at the brink of becoming useful.
*shrug* I've had to live with a worse situation for a while, my desktop
runs an nvidia card. AFAIK, no one is even working on making that free.
That said, I do understand that is an issue for official debian support of
the WRT54G as a "whole platform", but I think the wired network is
available in the free world, or an I mistaken?
I don't even use the wireless myself anymore, so a debian install that
didn't bring it up would be fine with me. I probably would, post install,
augment the install from a non-free repository so I could provide wireless
access to any of my neighbors that wants it.
> To overcome those two is the tricky part. Other than that, it's just a
> matter of doing the work (for kernel and installer).
Well, I'm willing to put in some work, but I'd prefer that I didn't brick
my system. :P I guess I just need to 2x I have boot_wait on before I
flash a kernel on.
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
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