On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 03:31 +0100, Martin List-Petersen wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 02:14, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Conall O'Brien (conall+ilug at conall.net):
> > > Not all of us have the luxury of checking every piece of hardware we get
> > > for 100% Linux compatability and reliability. Sometimes Windows users
> > > are in control of the purchase orders...
> > I'll note that 100% Linux compatibility and reliability is not
> > necessarily a showstopper: My 1998 Sony VAIO PCG-505TX _still_ has an
> > undocumented Firewire port, but it's easily ignored.
> > Very recent iBooks' inclusion of an "Airport Extreme" (Broadcom) wireless
> > chipset, so someone stuck in that boat would need, for now, to get a USB
> > wireless device (because Broadcom is being a great git about it). But
> > that's about it.
>> Not really. Buy a Atheros based (a/b/g) MiniPCI card of
>http://www.staros.com $59, which is perfectly Linux compatible, with
> native drivers (backup plan http://www.wisp-router.com, where you also
> can get a 802.11b 200mW Prism based MiniPCI) and you should have all the
> wireless you need. No need to drag around a USB thingy.
>Native in that they are BSD drivers with a wrapper to run on a linux
box, and they're still wrappers around a hal object.
Do random MiniPCI cards work in an apple laptop?
Liam Bedford <lbedford at lbedford.org>
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