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From: Daevid Vincent <daevid@××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:43:01
1 I have been pulling my hair out for a while after updating my kernel, I
2 couldn't get my wlan0 wireless PCMCIA card to work again. I kept re-emerging
3 the "net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng" but was never getting the module.
5 daevid ~ # emerge -av net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng
6 These are the packages that I would merge, in order:
7 Calculating dependencies ...done!
8 [ebuild N ] net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1_pre23 -build -pcmcia -usb
9 437 kB
10 Total size of downloads: 437 kB
12 Then after staring at the ebuild line I realized much to my astonishment
13 that it is set to "-pcmcia". WTF?! This seems to me absurd. 90% of the
14 wireless cards out there are PCMCIA. So I had to edit my
15 /etc/portage/package.use file and add 'pcmcia' to it for this ebuild. I
16 guess I never noticed or even considered the possibility that it would
17 default to not building PCMCIA.
19 I would like to request that pcmcia be on by default for this ebuild.
20 This would also go for "net-wireless/hostap-driver".
22 "net-wireless/madwifi-driver" doesn't have this problem. It just works.
24 Is there some logic or reason behind them being defaulted to off for these
25 that I'm just not seeing?
27 I've added it as
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>