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Re: [opensuse] wireless doesn't work in suse 11 RC1
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 00:26:37 -0500
  • Message-id: <200806030026.38039.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 03 June 2008 12:06:47 am Kevin Dupuy wrote:
On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 20:24 -0700, John Andersen wrote:
On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Kevin Dupuy <kevin.dupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
SUSE used to include these drivers, specifically madwifi, so it isn't a
matter of not getting sued, it's a amtter of being open source.

An even lamer excuse.

There are some drivers that are never going to be free. If suse won't
find a way to include them, don't be supprised when the userbase
wanders off to a distro that will.

Hey, I agree. I thought my wireless card would be supported by
open-source drivers this time around, and unless something changes in
the next few weeks, I'd be wrong. I would love for openSUSE to include
drivers to those who absolutely need them.

At least in paid for version.
That would mean that everyone has to buy his copy of openSUSE, but it would
also mean that all works out of the box.

While this sounds great, cost factor wouldn't be so great, and first thing
that people will complain will be: "Why I have to pay for <name_it> when I
don't use it?"

The only solution is to complain to vendors.
When they see that they are missing sales they will get enough incentive to do
something about it. Specially, if kernel guys offer free assistance.

Regards, Rajko needs helpful hands.
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