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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: PCI WiFi card works with livecd's but not with HD install with Ali mobo.
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On Saturday 14 January 2006 14:46, you wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-01-14 at 14:45 -0300, Matthew Marshall wrote:
> > On Saturday 14 January 2006 14:37, you wrote:
> > > We can't help you with proprietary drivers on this list. Can you
> > > reproduce the problem with no proprietary drivers loaded?
> >
> > I have a PCI Ethernet card I'll try with.
> >
> > Since bother drivers had the same result, and they both worked fine with
> > another mobo, I thought it was a problem with the drivers for the mobo.
> > But, I'll see if I get the same result with an untainted kernel.

I tried it with both an Ethernet adapter (realtek) and a pci sound card
(Creative SoundBlaster.) The Ethernet adapter works fine with both live-cd
(slax) and hd-install (archlinux) but I can't get the the soundcard to work
with alsa on archlinux. However, as it does play when using /dev/dsp2
strait, this is possibly a different problem.

I guess I'll go ask on the madwifi mailing list. Sorry about the noise...

> Anyone know why the MadWifi site does not say up front in big letters
> that it's just a GPL'ed wrapper around a proprietary HAL? To read the
> Wiki you would think it's open source...

My guess is that they're not to proud of that detail...

Any way, I had forgotten about that. I suppose my 'same results with two
different drivers' reasoning melts away with that.
Thanks,
Matthew Marshall
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