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[gNewSense-users] Hardware Compatibility

From: Christopher Parker
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Hardware Compatibility
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 00:15:59 -0400


During the Associate Membership meeting this past weekend, it was
announced that the Free Software Foundation will be using gNewSense to
help build a central database of hardware that has free drivers.

I've recently installed gNewSense 1.1 on my Gateway Solo 5300 laptop
(specs page at
), replacing Ubuntu Edgy. So far, so good. However, I've noticed two
hardware issues:

1. The onboard Xircom modem does not work. Winmodem?
2. My D-Link WNA-2330 PCMCIA 802.11g card (Atheros chipset) does not
work. Big shocker there (proprietary madwifi HAL).

I've not yet been able to test the ACPI/APM functionality of my laptop.

I also noticed that the device manager in GNOME still has the Ubuntu
branding on it. I haven't had the chance to upgrade any packages yet,
so this might be a non-issue at this point for all I know.

Is there a more appropriate place to report findings such as these?
Should I be sending this info to John Sullivan directly?

Thank you.

Christopher C. Parker                 Associate Member #795
address@hidden             Free Software Foundation

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