Quiliro Ordóñez quiliro at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 15:12:17 UTC 2009

2009/6/12 Alexandre Oliva <lxoliva en fsfla.org>

> linux-2.6.30-libre is now available from http://linux-libre.fsfla.org/
> Most of the changes to the deblobbing scripts, compared with 2.6.29,
> have to do with new drivers that require or contain non-Free Software
> and shuffling of non-Free firmware that used to be embedded in drivers,
> that keeps on being moved to the firmware/ tree
> The one exception is the Broadcom b43 WiFi driver, that now supports the
> Free firmware developed through reverse engineering.  The firmware is
> requested as "b43-open/<name> , like upstream, and it's somewhat
> cheat-proof: it is supposed to recognize and accept only the Free
> firmware, regardless of name.  I'd appreciate confirmation that I got it
> right, for I don't have any hardware handy that requires this driver.
> Enjoy, and Be Free! (as in Freedo :-)

These are excelent news Alexandre.

I am a newbie although I have compiled a few kernels successfully (without
being able to make them bootable though :-(   ). I would like instructions
please. Is there a step by step guide?

I am now downloading
making use Broadcom BCM4312 (b43 driver).
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