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Revert "added the option to install kernel modules from the Plugins screen"

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#1 jpuigs

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 01:02

"......... too complex for endusers; shows all modules...…."


We are always in the neverending discussion wether anything is targeted to normal users or expert users….


Why don't you make that Normal and Advanced Setup Modes  don't show it, and Expert mode show it ???




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Re: Revert "added the option to install kernel modules from the Plugins screen" #2 WanWizard

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:42

This was a quick hack, and it had too many side effects.


The correct solution is to have stub packages, like for the dvb drivers (https://github.com/O...ma2-dvb-drivers), so drivers can be installed with the proper dependencies (wifi drives require for example a firmware package).

This requires work, and I don't want to delay the 7.0 release because of it, and it is a bad idea to leave the hack in and remove it again in the next release.


Experts will not use this anyway, they'll ssh into the box and use opkg... ;)

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Re: Revert "added the option to install kernel modules from the Plugins screen" #3 Pr2

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 14:24

I agree I always use the opkg command line because I could never find the plugin or whatever in the menu with all the different categories,... that's why I always provide the command lines to install the packages so I don't have to find it myself in the menu. :-)

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