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Re: [Gnoppix-devel] Broadcom 4400 ethernet kernel modules

From: Ralf Nolden
Subject: Re: [Gnoppix-devel] Broadcom 4400 ethernet kernel modules
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 19:36:28 -0800
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On Friday 26 December 2003 01:02 pm, Markus Maiwald wrote:
> Am Freitag, 26. Dezember 2003 06:45 schrieb Mohamed El Ayouty:
> > Hi, I just downloaded the latest x86 fixed iso.
> >
> > Discover didn't load my network driver because the Broadcom 4400 kernel
> > module isn't included, which is used a lot on newer dell laptops.
> >
> > I've checked out the 2.4.23 kernel and the driver is called b44.
> >
> > So I wanted to know if you can add it in the next release.
> I am not shure,
> but think it will not be implemented.
We have a broadcom driver for the 5700 IIRC - that's the one available from 
debian and the package is compiled for our kernel. Andreas will have to add 
it to the modules anyway.

> The reason:
> We use a heavily patched (over 20!!) 2.4.21-cdv Kernel. Nevertheless it is
> highly secure and well tested over a period of 4 Months without bugs. To
> develop a new (maybe buggy) Gnoppix 2.4.23-cdv Kernel is much work and
> against DEBIAN philosophy of security and safety!
> But for shure we are looking forward to implement a newer kernel with more
> modules some next releases. But not the next ones.
> Greetings,
> Markus

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