Wireless network on Macbook 3,1

For those owning a laptop with a bitten apple on it and everyone else that is afflicted with a Broadcom 43xx chipset that is not supported by in-kernel drivers, you might be interested in the following facts:

  • gentoo has net-wireless/broadcom-sta which I happily discovered just after writing a sucky ebuild for it.
  • you absolutely need to disable SSB and b43 or blacklist them if you compiled these as modules because it will interfere very badly with wl driver (as in eth1 won’t show up at all). For some reason it worked just fine in 2.6.24-gentoo-r8 and that’s why I was stuck with it until today but in 2.6.28 and 2.6.29, it just silently failed and I was left with no wireless interface at all.

Reviewing gnome 2.26 ebuilds

Since someone asked on the #gentoo-desktop again when will gnome 2.26 hit the tree, I’ll repeat that this isn’t for today nor for tomorrow but it’ll be soon I promise. I’m nearly finished with reviewing ebuilds. I’m around totem in the status page for gnome 2.26 not counting the items in red, issues from status/TODO in the overlay and split python bindings which should be quick to review.

I have been playing a bit with git hooks and those two files are updated each time I commit something in my reviewing branch. If you are interested in how I do that, you can check the git hook folder in my dev space. I’m planning to add pybugz actions there as soon as possible so I don’t have to open a web browser anymore when working on ebuilds :D.

That’s all for today.