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Bug 401073 - net-wireless/b43-openfwwf - Open FirmWare for WiFi networks
Summary: net-wireless/b43-openfwwf - Open FirmWare for WiFi networks
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-27 20:11 UTC by sphakka
Modified: 2014-07-27 03:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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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):



Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Rick Farina (Zero_Chaos) gentoo-dev 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.