[slackintosh-users] Re: rt2570 module for 12.1?

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sorry I wrongly answered to -dev only this morning :-P

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On Wed, August 20, 2008 00:56, Richard DeLaurell wrote:
> > I just installed slackintosh 12.1 on an imac 333 (tray-loading,
> > multi-color, g3, ca. 1999).
good  :)

> > Is there a slackintosh package for the rt2570 driver (usb, ralink wifi
> > chipset)?  Or could the rt2570 driver for s'ware i486, be used with
> > ndiswrapper on s'intosh?
ndiswrapper is an windows driver wrapping utility, so it's x86 only.
I've just done a rapid google search:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.20/+bug/89546
looks like there's a driver in one of the latest kernel. Adding to your
running kernel is a breeze:
1) install the kernel source package
2) cd to /usr/src/linux
3) copy /boot/config as .config
4) make oldconfig
5) make menuconfig and add the driver (either builtin or as a module)
6) make && make modules_install (go out for a walk :-p)

If you build the driver as a module you should probably just depmod and
insmod it, otherwise copy the new kernel and edit yaboot config (and run
ybin -v too)

> > I used to visit ppcnerds.org, but it now seems defunct.  Could you
direct
> > me to such a listserv?
looks like they're having some apache troubles, see:
+ http://www.ppcnerds.org/
+ http://www.ppcnerds.org/index.html

> > In any event, thanks for your work in putting slackintosh together and
> > making it available.  It may keep my old imac rev D alive for at least a
> > couple more years.
thanks!
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