Re: ALInex - ADSL Modems - Portugal

On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 14:52 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Gwe, 2005-12-30 at 13:27 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > I pondered this a few months ago -- we need a small application that
> > when hardware is inserted (HAL event) can query a set of xml descriptors
> > and then prompt the user with a libnotify type bubble. Done as a session
> > service, like g-p-m and g-v-m. I think it's sufficiently different to
> > g-v-m to constitute a different service.
> And the modem reboots or gets reset while a user is not logged in losing
> you connectivity until the next login and event gets noticed. Thats why
> the Linux approach is to do this below the user level - not forgetting
> from the fact you can really upset some devices by loading bogus
> firmware and possibly load hacked firmware as an end user with other
> models of operation.

Ahh, I was talking more about firmware like wireless card firmware, that
all you have to do is bung it in /lib/firmware and the card magically
works. Maybe I've missed the point with ADSL modems -- sorry.


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