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Old 04-02-2011, 10:35 AM
Jude DaShiell
 
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It's a good idea to run update-usb-ids regularly since that script goes
out to a central web site and updates available devices support.

On Fri, 1 Apr 2011, Klistvud wrote:

> Dne, 01. 04. 2011 12:47:30 je Klistvud napisal(a):
> >Dne, 01. 04. 2011 12:26:56 je Paul van der Vlis napisal(a):
> >
> > >Not sure what an HCL is. I think you mean a website with information.
> >
> >Yes. It's an acronym of (Linux) Hardware Compatibility List. Ubuntu now has
> >one, and the BackTrack compatibility list at their website is excellent.
> >Here's Debian's: http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi#USBDevices
> >
> > >I found here something: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/USB
> > >It can tell after some searching if a device is supported.
> > >But it's a difficult thing to find which is the best to buy.
> > >
> > >Is here somebody who can tell which driver/chipset or vendor is good?
> >
> >Vendors can't be relied to keep the same chipset (and the same revision) on
> >the same model. They reserve, as you may well know, the right to change that
> >"without prior notice".
> >So, nobody can tell you in advance whether a certain model will work in Linux
> >-- unless they've personally tested it.
> >
> > >
> > > > Oh, yes -- I personally strongly advise against buying a Belkin. They
> > > > seem to ignore the existence of Linux and generally suck at support.
> > >
> > >OK, thanks for the information!
> >
> >Glad to help.
> >
>
> Oh, and don't even consider devices that require ndiswrapper - that's not an
> actual driver at all. Look preferably for devices that have in-kernel drivers
> (these are developed by the Linux folks and are sure to work). Proprietary
> kernel modules, such as the Broadcom STA (wl.ko), can be a pain.
> Unfortunately, the *most recent*, brand new models are rarely supported by the
> kernel -- let alone by the "oldish" Squeeze kernel ...
>
>



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