[CentOS-docs] FWD: Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based hardware install manual

Fri Dec 11 17:56:23 UTC 2009
Ralph Angenendt <ralph.angenendt at gmail.com>

Milos: You might want to use the address you subscribed with for sending
to the mailing list :)




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From: Milos Blazevic <milosb at list-solutions.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 2:44 AM
Subject: Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based
hardware install manual
To: centos-docs at centos.org
Cc: ajb at elrepo.org, ned at unixmail.co.uk, amyagi at gmail.com

Hi Ralph,

I'm a member of CentOS forum and I've tracked problems laptop users
are having with Broadcom's wireless hardware (namely, the one(s) in
the subject).
Under the circumstances, I had to install one of these myself back in
August, which I did - after doing some googleing. Shortly after,
NedSlider considered compiling the driver for ELrepo, but gave up
after reviewing Broadcom's software license. Meanwhile, I've noticed
quite a few people having problems with installation of this
particular driver, but usually asking for help due to lack of a
comprehensive manual, and thats just on forum and mailing list.

The point:
I've written a manual (hopefully comprehensive one), and would like to
publish it on CentOS Wiki pages (CentOS on Laptops, in particular).
I've already discussed this issue with Alan Bartlett, and both he and
Phil (NedSlider) expressed their support. Alan also refered you as the
man I should send this request to along with my Wiki login name, so
you could  eventually escalate my privileges on CentOS Wiki.
My CentOS Wiki login name is:         MilosBlazevic


Blazevic Milos,