[CentOS] CentOS 6 supported hardware
keepertoad at bellsouth.net
Tue Jul 5 09:33:51 UTC 2011
On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 11:09 +0200, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
> Mark Weaver wrote:
> > On 7/4/2011 10:41 PM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 10:30:08PM -0400, Mark Weaver wrote:
> >>> Has anyone seen a supported hardware list on CentOS 6? I've been looking
> >>> around for the last few days; even looked at RedHat's site but didn't
> >>> find one.
> >>> I've got a Dell Inspiron 1501 with a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN mini-card
> >>> in it and I'm trying to find out if it's going to have native driver
> >>> support for the WIFI.
> >> I think most of the Dell Inspirons actually have a Broadcom 1390.
> >> There's plenty of posts on it on Fedora forum, not sure how much will be
> >> applicable to CentOS 6.
> > I took a look at the Fedora 15 live CD and it didn't have any idea what
> > to do with the WIFI chipset. As I recall it didn't even see it.
> Broadcom has license restrictions so even ElRepo guys wont create rpms,
> but there is howto, even for CentOS 5:
Broadcom released open source drivers in Fall of 2010 for both 32 & 64
bit systems. I do not know if it supports the 1390 chip. It does
support 4300 series chips and b43-fwcutter, for extracting and
installing firmware, and b43 driver are shipped with RHEL 6. One should
probably assume the same support in CentOS 6.
RHEL 6.0, Linux 2.6.32-131.2.1.el6.x86_64
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