A stupid Question?

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ronaldprettyman

06-02-2008 01:29:47

[quote123tv6hu]rt2x00 enters mainline kernel - January 2008

Hi All,

two days ago, January 24th, Linux Kernel 2.6.24 was released. This is the first mainline kernel that includes (sadly a somewhat buggy) rt2x00 release.

Our rt2x00 driver has reached a broader audience, and we all wish to congratulate the developers and most importantly all of our users who provided numerous bug reports and even fixes.

Now, lets continue to work towards a stabler driver!

Luis Correia
rt2x00 Project Administrator [/quote123tv6hu]
[quote123tv6hu]...Ralink release their rt2400 driver under the GPL license...[/quote123tv6hu]
I just noticed these post, I am using the RT61 modules and its working fine, but my question is, does this mean that in kernel 2.6.24 the rt61 modules will be supported by the kernel, and that if I use this kernel I will not have to compile the module manually? I apologize if this is a stupid questions, as it appears to me they are separate modules as rt2x00 and rt61, appear to my eyes as different chipsets, but as I have no experience with rt2x00, (all my network cards, happen to have rt61 chips sets).
In addition, I do apologize if I am blind and for once my google skills failed me, but is the RT61 module developed here GPL. I'm assuming it is as the above would lead me to believe, but again, as the two have caused some confusion of separation for me.
Again I am sorry for my stupid question, not trying to step on any toes.
And thank you to everyone who has worked on this projects, the modules work fantastic on my pc using the MSI PC60G as well as my laptop running some off brand PCMIA card from walmart their a total lifesaver.

IvD

06-02-2008 17:10:31


I just noticed these post, I am using the RT61 modules and its working fine, but my question is, does this mean that in kernel 2.6.24 the rt61 modules will be supported by the kernel, and that if I use this kernel I will not have to compile the module manually?
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That is correct. rt2400, rt2500, rt2570, rt61 and rt73 drivers are all inside kernel 2.6.24


I apologize if this is a stupid questions, as it appears to me they are separate modules as rt2x00 and rt61, appear to my eyes as different chipsets, but as I have no experience with rt2x00, (all my network cards, happen to have rt61 chips sets).
[/quote267v89qo]

rt2x00 is the collection name for all Ralink drivers which are rewritten from scratch and are either inside the kernel or pending to be included.

The drivers released by Ralink self, and maintained by us are called the Legacy drivers.

The naming is a bit different but the module names are
Legacy rt2x00
rt2400 rt2400pci
rt2500 rt2500pci
rt2570 rt2500usb
rt61 rt61pci
rt73 rt73usb


In addition, I do apologize if I am blind and for once my google skills failed me, but is the RT61 module developed here GPL.
[/quote267v89qo]

Yes, both legacy drivers that we maintain as well as the rt2x00 drivers are all GPL.