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SubjectRe: Broadcom 5700/5701 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
Frank Elsner wrote:
> I'm currently using kernel 2.4.9-21 from RH, after updating my RH 7.2.
> I want to build a custom kernel 2.4.17 but
> the "Broadcom 5700/5701 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter" (which I need)
> isn't in the source. Obviously an addon from RH.
> Why isn't the driver in the main kernel tree ?

Cuz the driver is a piece of crap, and BroadCom isn't interested in
working with the open source community to fix up the issues.

DaveM and I should have something eventually, which will make the
RH-shipped driver irrelevant.


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Building 1024 | through an internally-buttered weasel."
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