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Re: WRT54G Support?

On Tuesday 14 February 2006 07:17, Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de> 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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