lefko at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 13 19:22:04 CET 2007
I don't know much about the intel one except that I wouldn't be
surprised it downloaded the firmware into the chipset. I Broadcom also
does this as well as TI. There is an opensource version of the TI driver.
Getting attention from a Chipset manufacturer is another story.
> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:38:38 -0700
> From: 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.
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