I don't think we will automate the wireless configuration in Bianca, but if it helps we could have ndiswrapper-utils installed by default. Maybe we could even include some INF files and a copy of the ndiswrapper wiki on the disc...
You can include the latest ndis-wrapper (1.30), ndis-utils and ndisgtk. The last one is a graphical frontend for installing the drivers. This will make it easier for newbies like me to get our wireless working, easily!
As for the .inf and wiki include them if its 'okay' because I dont think they are really necessary as ndisgtk makes the installation as simple as point and click!
I think the best bet is to have a GUI setup utility that allows the user to select the driver files from a CD or other media. Most users will have a driver disc or will have them on their windows partition.
manishk wrote:I just read that Fiesty supports these Broadcom cards by default.
I read it in on a blog, who has been testing Fiesty.
May be you can just look into it, because I dint know what to make of it.
I just ran the Fiesty Fawn Alpha 1 Live CD on my fiancee's laptop that uses a broadcom wireless card. It still gives the same errors Edgy gives about broadcom drivers during boot. Looks like ndiswrapper is still the way to go.
Ok, I'm including ndiswrapper-utils-1.8 in Bea. I don't like to do that, especially after a code freeze, and I hope I'm not introducing a bug by doing that. I suppose in the worst case, people will be able to remove that package and default their ndiswrapper back to a 1.1 version by doing so.