broadcom-wl update in r10137 breaks older hardware (such as WL-500g)
|Reported by:||Fatus||Owned by:||developers|
|Priority:||normal||Milestone:||Barrier Breaker 14.07|
|Keywords:||broadcom-wl wl-500g wl_attach||Cc:|
Since r10137 (2008-01-06), older Broadcom hardware such as the WL-120g card in the Asus WL-500g is no longer supported (wl_attach fails). The culprit probably lies within the new v126.96.36.199 driver.
This ticket's first purpose is to just document for the public the fact that WL-500g is broken since. Secondly, to get some comments as to how to handle the situation -- whether the hardware should be simply declared "unsupported" since after 7.09 or a new broadcom-wl-old package should be set up etc.