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

Jan Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Mon May 10 04:54:18 CEST 2010

rt2860sta and rt2800pci are two different drivers both supporting the
rt2860 chipset.

rt2800pci is the newer one, built on the same wireless subsystem as
the intel drivers.

In fact, since the rt2860 firmware has the same license as the iwlwifi
firmware, I believe it should be included in core.

On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Sgt. Spoon <sergeantspoon at archlinux.us> wrote:
> Unfortunately rt2860-firmware does not include the RT2860STA.dat file
> that the Eee wireless drivers need to function. rt2860 includes this
> file.
> 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

More information about the aur-general mailing list