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[Gnewsense-dev] Re: Putting hands on the GDium 2

From: Daniel Clark
Subject: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: Putting hands on the GDium 2
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2009 18:01:08 -0500
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Sébastien Doutreligne wrote:
> I have a working debian system for the GDium.

FYI the factory-installed MiniPCI Wifi card for the Gdium uses a chipset
that needs a binary blob to work; so it won't work with gNewSense (or at
least shouldn't ;-) - it is replacable (you need to take the Gdium apart
a bit; the MiniPCI slot is not usable via the back panel) - the IBM
ath5k card is known to work with it (report from philv from #gdium on
freenode), and I'd guess other ath5k and the newer ath9k minipci cards
would work as well (although for some of the ath9k cards you may need to
route your own 3rd antenna wire).

There is someone (BLUG_Fred from #gdium on freenode) looking into
getting Ralink to release code or enough specs for others to write code
for the factory-installed card.

> I retrieved sources of the kernel used by mandriva.
> Where can I get sources of the gNewSense mips kernel?

I'd assume there are just the usual source debs, but Robert will have
the canonical answer to that question (not online atm so can't check for

Daniel JB Clark   | Sys Admin, Free Software Foundation |

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