[CentOS] Recommendation for a Linux alternative to Centos - ATH9K disaster

Wed Jan 26 07:56:36 UTC 2011
Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

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>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>Behalf Of m.roth at 5-cent.us
>Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:00 PM
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>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Recommendation for a Linux alternative to Centos -
>ATH9K disaster
>About 5 years ago, I had to install a wireless card in my tower, and it's
>an ATH9xx, I *think* - I can check this evening, if that's relevant. I was
>running SuSE, and had to find drivers from madwifi. A few minutes of
>googling found...

I second that, ie OpenSUSE. 

I've too had two laptops with incompatible wifi-hardware visavi CentOS.
Ubuntu kinda' worked in that it found the wifi-hardware, but couldn't
connect to my WPA2-AP at home in a stable manner. After having gone through
a few other distros, I ventured into OpenSUSE 10 and later 11 and voilá, it
both found the hardware and was able to connect to the WPA2-enabled AP, as
well as having a stable connection.

As good as CentOS is with respect to stability both as a server and as a
desktop-solution, it shouldn't maybe be your first choice for a laptop.
That's my experience and my five oere...
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