Opensuse 11.2 RC1 and ipw2200 firmware


I downloaded livecd kde4 iso and tested it. I can’t use my wifi on notebook because there isn’t firmware for intel wifi 2200BG on livecd. Why?

Why? Space saving?

As you’ve probably noticed by now it is amongst the extra 800MB or so of suggested downloads the first time you run Software Management, so I guess it would be available on the full DVD (although I haven’t looked).

But given the Intel card’s ubiquity across notebooks it’s a surprise to see it omitted.