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I have a Linksys WUSB54GS (no version number listed) USB wireless adapter that uses a Broadcom BCM4712KPB chipset. I have searched this entire forum and found only one post that mentions a chipset close to this one. Does anyone know of native linux driver that will work with this chipset? I am staying away from NDIS since the OS is Fedora Core 2 (FC2) and I don't want to recompile the kernel to use a larger stack. Thanks!
I saw this thread previously, but it uses NDIS, which I am not interested in. I am certain that if I had a kernel with a stack larger than 4K I could get it working in no time. I am looking for a native driver, only. Thanks for the reply, though. Surely someone is working on a native driver, there are already native drivers for some of the other lines of Broadcom chipsets. Broadcom even has downloads available on their site for a few of the other series of chipsets.
I just checked the system requirements for Fedora Core 8 and they are amazingly low...As low as Fedora Core 2, even! I figured the HDD space would at least increase due to the GUI increasing in presence. Oh well, looks like it might be a good time to upgrade...even if their still aren't any wireless drivers. :-)
6.3. x86 Specifics for Fedora
This section covers specific information about Fedora and the x86 hardware platform.
6.3.1. Hardware requirements for x86
In order to use specific features of Fedora 8 during or after installation, you may need to know details of other hardware components such as video and network cards.
18.104.22.168. Processor and memory
The following CPU specifications are stated in terms of Intel processors. Other processors, such as those from AMD, Cyrix, and VIA that are compatible with and equivalent to the following Intel processors, may also be used with Fedora.
Fedora 8 requires an Intel Pentium or better processor, and is optimized for Pentium 4 and later processors.
Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
Minimum RAM for text-mode: 128MiB
Minimum RAM for graphical: 192MiB
Recommended RAM for graphical: 256MiB
22.214.171.124. Hard disk space
The disk space requirements listed below represent the disk space taken up by Fedora 8 after the installation is complete. However, additional disk space is required during the installation to support the installation environment. This additional disk space corresponds to the size of /Fedora/base/stage2.img on Installation Disc 1 plus the size of the files in /var/lib/rpm on the installed system.
In practical terms, additional space requirements may range from as little as 90 MiB for a minimal installation to as much as an additional 175 MiB for an "everything" installation. The complete packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space.
Additional space is also required for any user data, and at least 5% free space should be maintained for proper system operation.
I just realized they don't offer CD downloads anymore...just DVD, which obviously requires a DVD-ROM. That isn't mentioned in the system requirements. Maybe I should write them... I guess I could connect up a DVD-ROM for installation purposes.