Realtek RTL8191SEvB Linux driver?
jerry at seibercom.net
Tue Jan 3 17:51:01 UTC 2012
On Tue, 3 Jan 2012 11:10:39 -0500 (EST)
Daniel Feenberg articulated:
> On Wed, 4 Jan 2012, Da Rock wrote:
> > On 01/03/12 22:10, Jerry wrote:
> >> On Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:44:30 +1000
> >> Da Rock articulated:
> >>> On 01/03/12 11:15, Jeffrey McFadden wrote:
> > Jerry, there are so many things that are so wrong and so un-pc in
> > this statement that it is more than ridiculous. But we will ignore
> > the political/religious sentiments and try to stick to the
> > technical.
> > Winblows, Mac, Linux, BSD, others APIs are like cheese and chalk
> > (although Mac is a closer relative than any other). By your logic
> > we should be getting Winblows drivers to work on BSD.
> Don't ndis(4) ndiscvt and ndisgen(8) essentially accomplish what the
> OP is requesting? See the handbook section 184.108.40.206:
> or the man page for ndiscvt:
> While doing the conversion looks a bit beyond what we would expect of
> an end-user, it does seem to offer a path for using hardware whose
> manufacturer does not support FreeBSD. Is there anything beyond
> licensing issues preventing such drivers from being included in the
> distribution, or made downloadable in FreeBSD form?
This is a start in the right direction, but by no means an end to it.
While it does work for some devices, I have tried using it on several
wireless "N" devices for example with total failure. It also doesn't
work at all for printer/scanner/fax/etcetera drivers. A unified API
would eliminate all of this bullshit and make the setting up of and the
maintenance of a system imminently easier.
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