[Assist] wireless drivers
Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli
GNUtoo at no-log.org
Sun Jan 4 20:35:41 GMT 2015
On Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:58:05 -0600
Rill <starbasecafe at gmail.com> wrote:
> This seems odd to me. Doesn't freedom suggest I get to choose
> exceptions or to use my laptop away from a wired internet connection?
The issue with exception is that they're "not well supported":
* You'll have to handle the kernel and its update, it's not convenient
* You probably don't know all the outcomes of your choice:
-> What can the wifi firmware really do? could it modify what's on
your laptop RAM(DMA)?
-> What are the global(for everybody, not just for you) consequences
In my experience, buying the right hardware is way less painful. For
instance here if you can find a cheap USB wifi card that is supported
by the ath9k_htc driver and that suits you well, it would be way better
Then in order to avoid NetworkManager confusion and so on, just
blacklist the intel wifi driver module.
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