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Re: Wireless support

From: Gianluca Guida
Subject: Re: Wireless support
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 23:54:22 +0100


On 1/16/06, Matheus Morais <matheus.morais@gmail.com> wrote:
> There exist support to run wireless cards in Hurd? If no, its possible (with
> the currently workable system) design that kind of device driver to Hurd?
> Its already exists a lot of workable drivers in GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, its
> possible port them to work on Hurd?

There's no wireless network devices support in hurd.

It is definitely *possible* to have wireless drivers working in Hurd,
and porting drivers from other kernels (like Linux) to GNU Mach (the
Hurd's kernel) has ever been the way used by the community to have
drivers in Hurd.
Quite interestingly, wireless drivers require more interaction between
users and the kernel, and this need can perhaps be an advantage for
the Hurd, given the architecture.

Please be aware that doing this will require *LOT* of work.


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