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Old 07-13-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Question acx111 opensource driver


Hi,
I have an old version of Suse running on a machine and I am going to upgrade it.

At the moment I am using LinuxAnt for my acx111 based PCI wireless card (DLink 520+ or something, can't remember exactly).
I remember from the time I installed this a few years ago already, that the open source driver didn't work very well with this chip.

What's the state of play with that now? Does the opensource driver now work properly in 802.11g mode and with WEP support? (I am not interested in WPA on this, home network machine)

I always get confused with drivers. Is the driver included in the kernel for the latest 2.6.21 or even the new 2.6.22? Do I have do do anything e.g. if I install OpenSuse 10.2? Firmware?

Is my Linux machine finally becoming Ant free?

Mons
 
Old 07-15-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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I didn't get whether you are upgrading your Suse, or your computer. I have an Xterasys wireless PCI card with the ACX111 chip, and MEPIS 6.5 automatically recognizes it, and it is an easy config to WEP.

I have tried WPA on MEPIS with the same card, and it works, too.

Since MEPIS has the right drivers, the other distro's should have them, too.

Good luck!

bb

edit: The Xterasys is an 802.11 b/g card, and it works fine in the "g" mode.

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Old 07-16-2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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thanks for that.

I am thinking of upgrading the OS to openSuse 10.2, but PC LinuxOs is another candidate since I got in a magazine I bought today

Quickly checking MEPIS site it looks like it comes with a 2.6.15 kernel, so I guess both my candidates should be ok then.

This particular machine is a sort of experimental machine I use both for LAMP stuff as well as an addistional desktop machine.
 
Old 07-16-2007, 05:02 PM   #4
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I had to do a search for LAMP as I was not familiar with it. Sounds like you like to program and play a lot with you computers.

PCLinuxOS is nice. I have run the live CD, but decided to not use it. The thing I am running into is that all these distro's are all nice, and just differ in what window manager, and the packaged applications.

Nothing wrong with that. There's no way one could even envision diverse OS products in the Windows world like the diversity we see in the Linux world.

Good luck with whatever disrto you use. I think they are all getting better at supporting peripherals like wifi cards and stuff.

bb
 
  


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