[Assist] wireless drivers

Rill starbasecafe at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 21:25:02 GMT 2015

I appreciate everyone chiming in to explain the consequences to me. I have
purchased an appropriate usb wireless dongle and everything is working well
for me. in fact, I am using it right now to send this message.

 On Sun, Jan 04, 2015 at 09:35:41PM +0100, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli wrote:
> 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
>   at all.
> * 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
>   for freedom?
> 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
> for you.
> Then in order to avoid NetworkManager confusion and so on, just
> blacklist the intel wifi driver module.
> Denis.

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