Realtek RTL8191SEvB Linux driver?
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Tue Jan 3 23:33:48 UTC 2012
On 01/04/12 02:10, Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> 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 220.127.116.11:
> 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?
Oh yes, it is possible, just not probable :)
I had considered that as an answer, but the device is wifi and the
firmware makes it damn near impossible to use in this way. NDIS setup is
less than user friendly at the best of times without the additional
hoops for the firmware loading. I've tried it myself before.
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