[plug] HP/Compaq NX5000 Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX NIC problem

Gregory Orange gregory.orange at metoceanengineers.com
Fri Oct 24 12:13:59 WST 2008

Bret Busby wrote:
> The BCM43XXX is the wireless card, I think, and I only use wired 
> communications.

Yeah, Lucas & I were just on a tangent (:

> I think, from the above, that the B44xxx issue, appears to be a 
> defective driver in Debian 4, and the Ubuntu drivers working better.
> I think that this goes to the issue of Ubuntu being more able to run 
> Linux, than Debian, which is unfortunate, as I have (mostly) found 
> Debian to be to my liking.

Rather surprising to me, but I don't have much understanding of the 
interaction between two distros. Ubuntu is based on Debian. Ubuntu works 
better in this particular regard than Debian. What gives? Heck, can't 
Debian just grab the better driver and use it? Or are they using the 
same driver, but in a way that doesn't perform as well?


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