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Re: [alpine-user] ipw2200 wireless

From: Cág <ca6c_at_bitmessage.ch>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 11:02:53 -0400

Riccardo Mottola wrote:
 
>> I believe it's due to the license.
> can't we have the equivalent of nonfree or some kind of switch?
> The firmware is available for debian, gentoo most linux distributions
> I know as some BSDs. A kernel driver without firmware is ... a little
> user unfriendly.

It's not due to the license. There is linux-firmware-other that contains
non-free firmware for most cards, and ipw is simply not there sadly.

There is a non-free directory in the aports tree:
https://git.alpinelinux.org/cgit/aports/tree/non-free

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caóc
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