Realtek Chipset RTL8187

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Sun Mar 21 23:07:20 UTC 2010

On Mar 20, 2010, Luis Alberto <l.guzman.g at> wrote:

> I was wondering, do we know something about this Chipset on Linux-Libre

> Is it working, or does it requires non-free firmware/driver?

It works just fine.  For some time I owned a laptop with it.  The only
issue was that laptop wouldn't suspend with the module loaded and, back
then, there was a suspicious sequence of bits in the portion of the
driver that enabled WPA, but it was since determined to be pure data
rather than a blob, so rtl8187 chips are compatible with freedom.

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
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Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist      Red Hat Brazil Compiler Engineer

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