From: Klemmack, Johann [mailto:JKlemmack@BlueCube.Com]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 5:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Gumstix-users] Possible SDIO 802.11 with linux supportBack 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".I'd 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.On a 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... eh?I love 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.Johann-----Original Message-----
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Aaron Teter
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 5:56 PM
Subject: [Gumstix-users] Possible SDIO 802.11 with linux support
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 requirement.
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.