[clug] Distros to run on apple

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Wed Apr 27 00:12:32 GMT 2005

Ok, my apologies. I was referring (in the context of the rest of what I
wrote) about what Apple call Airport wireless as it comes, from Apple,
in the PowerBook 12" G4 and in the Mac Mini. In both cases, it is based
on the Broadcom chipset and there is no driver for Linux, on a PowerPC
CPU, available, yet, for this chipset. I am sure that I have left out
some other minor detail that someone will probably pick me up on, but
that is the gist of what I was saying.

(note that there is a binary driver for the Broadcom chipset available
for the MIPS CPU in the Linksys WRT54G WAP, running Linux. There is
also, clearly, a PowerPC binary driver for the Broadcom chipset for the
MacOSX kernel, which some mistakenly think is a FreeBSD kernel).


Bob Edwards.

Francis Whittle wrote:
> People keep saying this about airport.  From what I can tell, *Airport*
> cards are based on Orinoco/PrismII, and should work fine.
> It's Airport Express wot is a broadcom schip and doesn't work.
> Anyway, the newer debian installer (As per now the standard way of
> installing Sarge directly) worked just fine for my Powerbook G4, and I
> see no reason why it shouldn't work for the iBook.
> On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 20:29 +1000, Robert Edwards wrote:
>>As indicated elsewhere - no support for the airport wireless (didn't even
>>bother ordering it for the Mac Mini). Will look into USB 802.11b/g kit for
>>it sometime soon.

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