Re: iwlwifi-driver card doesn't work with 3.19-rc2+

From: Larry Finger
Date: Tue Dec 30 2014 - 17:35:54 EST

On 12/30/2014 03:23 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 09:41:41PM +0100, Jiri Kosina wrote:
If wireless maintainers think otherwise, I'll send a revert request to
Linus for consideration.

I wonder if the reaction would be like this one:


It would be a little like that.

One thread of interest is Commit 24a0aa212ee2 ("cfg80211: make WEXT compatibility unselectable") made it impossible to select the IPW2200. The patch to allow selecting the IPW2200, which automatically selects CFG80211_WEXT has been added to wireless-drivers, but it has not yet made it to mainline. Once it does, then choosing to build the IPW2200 will provide a workaround.

In my opinion, the need for the IPW2200 to have CFG80211_WEXT means that the original commit will likely be reverted, but your voice will help.

I use openSUSE 13.2, but I control my wireless with NetworkManager. For that reason, this is a non-issue for me.


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