|Summary:||net-wireless/b43-openfwwf - Open FirmWare for WiFi networks|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||sphakka <marcoep>|
|Component:||New packages||Assignee:||Default Assignee for New Packages <maintainer-wanted>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description sphakka 2012-01-27 20:11:22 UTC
Hi there, I tried b43-openfwwf from the URL above. It works with gentoo-sources-3.1.10-r1 deblobbed, though it's unstable -- got a kernel warning, then a freeze on after resuming from hibernation (following a 'modprobe -r' attempt). It would be nice to have an official gentoo ebuild to foster more testing. Related dependencies here (I actually needed only b43-asm as b43-fwcutter was already installed): <http://gpo.zugaina.org/net-wireless/b43-openfwwf/Dep#ptabs> Cheers, ^s Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Rick Farina (Zero_Chaos) 2014-07-27 03:06:38 UTC
Does anyone actually use the openfwwf for more than a few days before switching to the closed firmware? Last I checked the open firmware was missing a few features that basically make it unusable for a very high percentage of users. If someone actually comments that it's usable, I'll move it to the gentoo repo.