Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240868
ipw2xxx driver update for 5.1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:44 EST
John Linville, John Masters and I were discussing bug #237990 which is about
updating the ipw3945 wireless driver in 5.1. In the course of that discussion I
questioned whether there should be a similar update to ipw2xxx - to which JohnL
suggested we should. So, upon that request I am creating this bz to track it
(without any specific detail on the merits of what is in the update).
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Should this be limited exclusively to "brandable" versions? Or are upstream
versions (w/ the accompanying fixes) good enough?
RHEL5 test kernels w/ ipw2x00 updates available here:
Anyone care to give them a try? :-)
Withholding QE ack until we get some testing feedback.
A couple of days of use on two laptops (one ipw2100, one ipw2200) gives me
confidence in the backports...
Created attachment 156107 [details]
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Kernel Team for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release, and has moved to bugzilla
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5
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