[conspire] ubuntu and b43 problems

Ehud Kaldor ehud.kaldor at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 07:52:17 PST 2010

regarding the modem itself - you're preaching to the choir. this is a
work-issued laptop, and i cannot control or change what goes into it.


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 6:26 AM, Don Marti <dmarti at zgp.org> wrote:

> begin Rick Moen quotation of Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 01:17:12AM -0800:
> > Going all the way back to the winmodem misadventure, I can't help
> > noticing that a lot of Linux users misdefine the necessary and logical
> > question as 'How do I make Linux support all the components currently in
> > my machine?', when a better question is 'What's the best tradeoff of
> > time versus money that makes me able to get desired functionality?'
> Since Broadcom is finally getting off the proprietary
> drivers and high on _life_ instead, one option might
> be to find out if your distribution has a repository
> of current upstream kernels, and try to install
> and boot one of them.  You could also do something
> like this:
> http://www.toddsmith.org/wordpress/server-technology/howto-compile-an-upstream-kernel-the-debian-ubuntu-way/
> (I agree with Rick that unless you want to make a job
> or serious hobby out of device driver development,
> careful shopping is usually the best way to get a
> working Linux system.)
> --
> Don Marti
> http://zgp.org/~dmarti/ <http://zgp.org/%7Edmarti/>
> dmarti at zgp.org
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