Sep 12 – 14, 2022
Europe/Dublin timezone

All types of wireless in Linux are terrible and why the vendors should feel bad

Sep 14, 2022, 12:35 PM
"Pembroke" (Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road)


Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road

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Peter Robinson (Red Hat)


The wireless experience in Linux is terrible, whether it be 802.11, bluetooth or one of the other random standards we support? Why is it so bad? One word... Vendors! Vendors do the bare minimum, regress for "stable" users, either rarely or never update or even ship appropriate firmware and expect us to just accept it! This is the perspective of a linux-firmware maintainer for a distribution that has a key role working on Edge and IoT. How can we help vendors (or require them) to improve the wireless firmware user experience in Linux?

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Peter Robinson (Red Hat)

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