proxim/orinoco silver revision d

Pavel Roskin proski at
Tue Oct 18 13:18:56 EDT 2005

Hello, Robert!

On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 23:25 -0500, Robert D. Crawford wrote:
> I am trying to get the above card to work.  I am following the
> instructions on this site:
> but I am getting compile errors.  I cannot see what might be causing the
> errors, but I have included most of it below.

You should complain to the authors of this package you are compiling
(Agere, Lucent, Proxim etc).  Even if the error messages are reported in
other headers, it happens because those headers are not used properly.

> I have one additional question.  Why is this necessary?  Is the source
> not free to incorperate in the main driver?  Also, what would it take to
> include support for this revision on the 2.6 kernel?  I guess that was
> more than one question, but...

The source may be free, but somebody needs to make the necessary work of
converting the driver to the current Linux.  Also, every driver needs a
maintainer.  This driver doesn't seem to be maintained.

Pavel Roskin

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