Subject: Re: Verizon 1xevdo (Wireless Broadband card)
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Roland Dowdeswell <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/18/2005 13:49:24
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Lennart Augustsson wrote:

>But the trouble is that it won't work for many serial adapters
>at all.  In fact this is the first one that it kinda works
>with.  (And from what I've been told it doesn't really work
>properly for your device either, it just works somewhat.)

Well, certainly it does not tell me my signal strength or any of
that.  But that is precisely because I am not writing a driver for
this card, but rather for any card for which the first bulk in and
first bulk out can be used as a serial device.  It's not IMO a bad
place to start, or a bad thing to have.  From reading some of the
other drivers, it looks like there is a chance that this driver
would provide partial functionality to some uvscom(4) and ubsa(4)

>So I suggest a name that does not suggest that it's generic.

Okay, well how about the uuksa(4) idea that was put forward by
Jed Davis?  One could argue that this would have the same problem,
of course.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://www.Imrryr.ORG/~elric/