[aur-general] rt2860: proposed addition to community repository

Sgt. Spoon sergeantspoon at archlinux.us
Mon May 10 04:46:38 CEST 2010

Unfortunately rt2860-firmware does not include the RT2860STA.dat file
that the Eee wireless drivers need to function. rt2860 includes this

The Ralink drivers are a mess. *sigh*

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 10:42 PM, Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
> The drivers are in the default arch kernel (rt2800pci), all that is
> missing is the firmware. I believe rt2860-firmware from AUR would be a
> better choice (after some fixes to the PKGBUILD).
> On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 4:30 AM, Sgt. Spoon <sergeantspoon at archlinux.us> wrote:
>> I would like to propose the addition of the AUR package rt2860 to the
>> community repo.
>> It contains the wireless drivers for the rt2860 chipsets, which come
>> with all of Asus EEE PCs. This chipset is supported in the Arch
>> install media but not in an actual fresh installation. In addition,
>> there is no option to install it during an Arch install.
>> Unfortunately, this means that those of us who do not have Ethernet
>> connections available to us during installtime have no way of actually
>> getting this card to work. As the package currently has 41 votes, I
>> strongly recommend its inclusion in the community repo.
>> If there are any TUs who would like to take this up, please do so.
>> This package is hardly updated so it really shouldn't be too much of a
>> hassle.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> sergeantspoon

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