Subject: Re: Internet with Modem OLITEC USB ADSL V3 and PPPoA under Netbsd ?
To: Vincent Jardin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 09/18/2003 23:16:45
On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 09:44:57PM +0200, Vincent Jardin wrote:
> Le Mercredi 17 Septembre 2003 19:59, Manuel Bouyer a écrit :
> > On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 11:18:21AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > hello again,
> > > there is a linux driver from olitec for mandrak and redhat edition.
> > > is it possible to use them in NetBSD 1.6.1 i386 ?
> > > you can see about them to : http://www.olitec.com/adsl-linux.html
> > > thank's.
> > It's sources, so it should be possible to port them
> > But it'll require some work.
> This driver is not the Olitec's one. It is a generic Conexant driver. There
> are 2 parts with the Conexant driver:
> - the OS layer that is OpenSource
> - the firmware (CnxE2Fw.bin). I have noticed that this firmware is based on
> VxWorks 5.4.2
> Maybe a port of the OpenSource part can be written, however I am not sure that
> it would be possible to distribute freely the firmware part (event in a
> binary form).
Shouldn't be too much of a problem. We can have the infrastructure to
load the firmware in the device, and ask the user to download the
firmware by itself.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference