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

Sgt. Spoon sergeantspoon at archlinux.us
Mon May 10 15:28:50 CEST 2010

After conducting further research, I have concluded that you are
indeed correct. My mistake. In this case, I would like to switch my
recommendation to the rt2860-firmware package.

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Jan Steffens <jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

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