[linux-audio-user] Problem possibly RT related?

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Sun Jan 1 19:48:38 EST 2006

On Sun, 2006-01-01 at 16:29 -0800, Noah Roberts wrote:
> On 1/1/06, Alberto Botti <alberto.botti at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Don't forget that Ralink cards are some of the better supported wireless
> > interfaces available for Linux, having a completely GPL driver which
> > doesn't need external binary firmware.
> >
> >
> A while back I managed to get a DLink working within a few hours. 
> Took a LOT of searching and scrambling through convoluted (even for
> unix) docs, websites, and forums to get there but once I found out
> everything I needed it was pretty easy...it just worked.  So anyway, I
> know there is better even if you sometimes need that HAL component.
> Setting up a wireless connection in Linux seems a lot harder than it
> needs to be.  Certainly the documentation on it could be much better. 
> If I knew what the hell I was doing with it maybe I could figure out
> more about why it is breaking but I can't find any really good docs on
> this stuff.  The HOWTO kinda sucks... and people complain about audio
> being hard to figure out :P

I think it does not much attention because wireless on Linux right now
has much bigger problems that poor documentation.

> At any rate, its off topic now I think because the interrupt problem
> is not what is at issue anymore now that I realized I was still
> loading an old driver.  That older driver actually says not to use SMP
> or PREEMPT so...
> Thanks for the help guys.  I might try a few more things but I'm
> pretty close to giving up on this card and trying a different
> one...maybe I can get a DLink like the one I already got working once
> before.

Of course you'll have the easiest time if you get a device that the
kernel supports OOTB.

Check drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig in your kernel source for some
examples of devices that should Just Work.


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