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SubjectRe: What's needed for a PCIe card to be recognized?
Am Sun, 17 Feb 2008 07:29:27 -0800
schrieb Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>:

> On Sun, 17 Feb 2008 13:37:53 +0100
> "Hans J. Koch" <hjk@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > > Of course there's no driver for the wlan, but that's a different
> > > story ;)
> >
> > I replaced that unsupported Atheros 5007 card with an ipw3945, so I
> > haven't got that problem.
>
> oh but then you have a MUCH bigger problem ;(
> The bios of that animal is hardcoded to the 5007 (or at least
> Atheros). If you stick your own card in, for FCC reasons, the bios
> refuses the card.

Really? Unbelievable what these guys do to make my live harder...
So, they might use some undocumented GPIO to turn the power on, and
refuse that if they don't find the original card? Looks like I can't
have WLAN on an EeePC (I won't run a tainted kernel). Stupid thing to
sell a PC with Linux preinstalled but with hardware not supported in
mainline.

Thanks,
Hans





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