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Tue Mar 13 19:03:48 CET 2007
2007/3/13, dimitris <dimitris at gmail.com>:
> Intel's laptop-oriented chips have GPL drivers, albeit with binary
> modules - but not *kernel* binary modules.
> The 3945abg driver uses a binary userspace daemon and a binary on-chip
> The 2200bg/2945abg driver relies on a binary on-chip firmware:
> The latter one is in the mainline kernel too.
> OpenMoko community mailing list
> community at lists.openmoko.org
A better option would be to use one of the chipset that has runtime firmware
that (even) OpenBSD is allowed to distribute.
You'll find a good article on the problems with binary firmwares on
For a round up:
atu (4) - Atmel AT76C50x USB IEEE 802.11b wireless network device
ral (4) - Ralink Technology IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network device (2nd
gen 802.11 Ralink)
rum (4) - Ralink Technology USB IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless network device
zyd (4) - Zydas ZD1211 USB IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network deviceMarcin
Juszkiewicz already mentioned some of them.
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