Re: Get wirless working
On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 08:19:06AM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 16 May 2007, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > On Wed, 16 May 2007 06:51:09 -0400
> > Michael Pobega <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 06:31:32AM +0100, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 15 May 2007 17:56:56 -0400
> > > > Michael Pobega <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > > http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=2200&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all
> > > >
> > > > Whats' more, those modules are included in the standard kernel image
> > > > these days. The difference however is that Ubuntu packages the
> > > > firmware, whereas Debian does not. That is likely to confound the
> > > > uninitiated.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Oh right, I'm so used to ipw3945. Couldn't he just get the firmware
> > > from Intel's website though?
> > >
> > Yes indeed, and that's what those of us who have that wireless card do.
> > Of course, you have to know where to look, and download the right
> > version, and unzip it into the right location. Ubuntu users do not.
> > That is one of the experiences which appears to have coloured the OP's
> > perception of Debian.
> One way of resolving this is to install Sidux. This gives you an
> authentic Debian and provides nice scripts for downloading and setting
> up ipw3945. Of course, you have to be happy to use Sid once the
> installation is complete.
ipw3945 is way too easy. You can just apt-get the
modules/firmware/daemon from Debian's repositories.
I also read that Intel is releasing a new version of firmware for 3945
that doesn't need to use the proprietary regulatory daemon.
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