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Ubuntu 13.04 Ad-hoc disallowed for Asus/Acer netbooks #5

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glamrock opened this Issue · 8 comments

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@glamrock
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Granted, this isn't our issue per se, but there is currently an incompatibility with Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). The Broadcom drivers don't allow for ad-hoc mode at all, and there is currently no patch. Affected devices include various Asus and Acer netbooks (including Asus Eee PC 1225B).

@westbywest
Collaborator

Could you specify which broadcom driver in particular (i.e. take output of 'lsmod | sort' and trim it), and which kernel you've observed this problem on? There may be alternate drivers available.

@hawkinswnaf
Owner
@eighthave
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@westbywest
Collaborator

If redmine is the proper venue, indeed yes, gotta mova on over. Besides, my understanding is that b43 is considered a legacy chipset now. Can look up the actual Broadcom chipsets where this problem occurs?

@dismantl
Owner

Agreed, bug reports should be done via Redmine. Our current practice is to use Github just for pull request discussions.

Also agree w/ .hc/eighthave, chipset driver incompatibilities w/ IBSS are out of our hands. Sadly, many netbooks, including our own fleet of Asus, do not support ad-hoc, and haven't since I started working at OTI :(

@dismantl
Owner

Also, just wanted to say thanks Griffin for finding this issue, which we have failed so far to document anywhere at all :)

It's good to know which hardware works and which doesn't...we should start a list!

@glamrock
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@technosopher technosopher was assigned
@technosopher
Owner

Linux client now includes enough checks and warnings for incompatible drivers that I think this issue can be designated "dealt with," if not completely resolved.

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