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Old 02-03-2010, 06:06 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by nimnull22 View Post
Send your experience to OpenSuse forum, they will change the driver with next update.
Well, I don't use OpenSUSE, and wouldn't feel right about submitting something like that to a distro I do not use. I installed this kernel on a Slackware 13 system.

There is something else about this r8180 driver. Here is the modinfo for the module:

root@artume:/var/log# modinfo r8180
filename: /lib/modules/
description: Linux driver for Realtek RTL8185 WiFi cards
author: Realsil Wlan
license: GPL
alias: pci:v000010ECd00008185sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias: pci:v00001186d00003300sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias: pci:v00001799d00006020sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias: pci:v00001799d00006001sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias: pci:v000010ECd00008180sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends: ieee80211-rtl
vermagic: SMP mod_unload 686
parm: ifname:charp
parm: devname: Net interface name, wlan%d=default
parm: hwseqnum: Try to use hardware 802.11 header sequence numbers. Zero=default (int)
parm: hwwep: Try to use hardware WEP support. Still broken and not available on all cards (int)
parm: channels: Channel bitmask for specific locales. NYI (int)


As you can see, the license for this driver is GPL, so it could be added to the kernel source if the maintainers wanted to do so. I recall reading at one point or another Realtek wasn't cooperating so well with open source, but I don't know anything about the history there and this could very well be different now.



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