Gah so I finally got my local CentOS 7.5 system updated. I have to mirror the repos because I need them local for mock because I have sh*t bandwidth.

But dammit I need an Intel wireless card, this broadband requires closed source driver with a binary blob. And after updating, no Internet.

Tried rebooting into old kernel from CentOS 7.4 to download update and it wouldn't boot because of firmware updates. Gah.

But I was able to download what was needed on my laptop (which does have Intel wireless w/ drivers in the kernel) and get the kernel tainting broadcom driver for current kernel.

I need to rob someone so I can afford a low profile Intel pci-e card and not have to worry about binary blobs again.

Sucks being poor.

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