[driverloader] Ubuntu 6.10 and Driverloader
Linuxant support (Jonathan)
support at linuxant.com
Tue Oct 31 11:36:39 EST 2006
we did the testing on x86 so far and as you have mentioned, it is always
possible that the patches are required on x86_64. As for the problems
which were fixed in 2.6.18, it is quite possible that this was an issue
with the kernel and not DriverLoader. If we are able to reproduce this
problem and this is am actual problem with DriverLoader, it will be
fixed in a future version.
NetworkManager is working very well with DriverLoader. Unlike most
wireless configuration tools, it is easy to use and is well integrated
with wpa_supplicant for WPA/WPA2 support. Hopefully, this tool will be
well integrated with future distributions of Linux, it makes wireless
very easy to use with a laptop under Linux, provided you have a Linux
driver for it, this is where DriverLoader comes to the rescue!
Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com
Chris Drake wrote:
> That is interesting. Did you test on a AMD64 box (I run a Ferrari
> 4005)? I had significant problems getting DriverLoader to work on
> Ubuntu 6.10 w/AMD64. In fact even after patching driver loader (which
> caused it to work) I was unable to maintain a connection until I
> upgraded my kernel to 2.6.18 which has solved all the problems I was
> Yes NetworkManager is wonderful, I use it all the time. Couldn't live
> without it now. :-)
> Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
>> we did some testing on Ubuntu 6.10 with DriverLoader 2.34 and it
>> doesn't require any patches to be installed, as far as I know. We will
>> provide pre-compiled packages for Ubuntu 6.10 soon.
>> If you want an easy way to use WPA2 with Ubuntu 6.10 and DriverLoader,
>> you could try to use NetworkManager. This software can be installed
>> with the:
>> sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
>> command in a shell.
>> Technical specialist / Linuxant
>> support at linuxant.com
>> Chris Drake wrote:
>>> Just an FYI, I upgraded to Ubuntu 6.10 on my Acer Ferrari 4005 last
>>> night. Initially DriverLoader was fubar'd and I tried messing with
>>> the native bcm43xx driver as well as ndiswrapper.
>>> After giving up and going back to driverloader I managed to make it
>>> work by uninstalling, re-installing and then adding the latest
>>> patches (all three) using 'dldrconfig --patch'. I also had to boot
>>> with the irqpoll kernel option although that could be specific to my
>>> Acer laptop.
>>> Works like a charm no with WPA2.
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