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Broadcom announces open source driver
« on: September 09, 2010, 09:46:13 pm »
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/55418

This is good news for any one with a Broadcom wireless card.
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Re: Broadcom announces open source driver
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 12:02:01 am »
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.wireless.general/55418

This is good news for any one with a Broadcom wireless card.

OMG I just cried a little bit... This is VERY exciting news all around. Will make Linux MUCH more usable on many laptops. Hopefully this code can make it into whatever kernel 10.10 will ship with.

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Re: Broadcom announces open source driver
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 02:20:48 am »
Read this article on OSNews. was so glad to hear this since both of my laptops have broadcom Wifi on them.  ;D
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Re: Broadcom announces open source driver
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 04:01:56 pm »
i know this is a good news.

i read so many Broadcom problems with various Linux distros, in particular the wireless driver.

Personally, i had a BCM57788 on my relatively new Dell desktop. That is a gigabit wired NIC. On windows 7 it runs super fast ( can transfer average of 400-500Mbits/s with another gigabit NIC on the gigabit network with burst rate near 800Mbits/s).
When i tried on several Linux distros, most of the distros with kernel 2.6.33 would not have network. Some works with kernel 2.6.34
there are bug reports everywhere, and a lot of  work around published ( usually modprobe -r tg3, modprobe broadcom, modprobe tg3) . somehow  this did not work on my computer for many distros.

anyway pinguy os is with kernel 2.6.32 and have no problem, LinuxMint9/LMDE also no problem.

my wish is  the new pinguy os 10.10 or any other would have not problem for me
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Re: Broadcom announces open source driver
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 12:41:23 pm »
Oh my god, FINALLY! My Broadcom Wifi kills me on my netbook!
The only Linux Distro i've tried, where it worked is Jolicloud.
Great news!