cautiously optimistic, and Craig is looking at the driver stuff now. I
have pinged the company to get their side of the story.
side note-- Johann-- I'd enjoy seeing something about your robot! What
stage are you at? Any photos?
in March/April when I first was looking into gumstix, I saw another company
offering the Socket chipset in an SDIO wireless card, offering linux
compatibility. A quick call to the sales team (who called me back after
talking with tech) retracted the "Linux driver support".
take this with a very large grain of salt - the SDIO standard for "non storage
devices" is closed, etc (you've read it before). I totally hope you're
right and that they offer, even binary only!, a linux wireless driver that
Gumstix can use.
side note, I've noticed Gordon's new line of sticks have a 60-pin molex
connector (not to mention BlueTooth :). I didn't see the ability to have a
CompactFlash card attached, but if he's exposing that many pins for AC97, LCD,
etc, perhaps a variant can instead let us have a CF daughterboard...
the small size of my stick - I'm using mine in a robotic project, but I had to
shell out $200 for a low bandwidth wirelss serial connection curtosey of
Parallax so the thing could actualy stray away from my linux box. Even the
*ability* to have a 802.11 connection would be wonderful.
I have been watching the evolution
of the gumstix project for the last few months waiting to see what developed
as it would be an ideal board for a project I am working on. The only problem
I had was the lack of SDIO drivers for WiFi, as this is a major project
I think I may have found a WiFi
SDIO card that claims Linux support today, and I wanted to know if anyone had
seen/tried this card, and whether it will work!
If no one else has looked into
this I would be happy to contact their distributor locally, and see what
information they have on the Linux drivers.