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I was able to help this person by recommending the backported package of driver our kernel team provides. I had a hunch this would work because I happen to have the same hardware. I suspect it might be able to help this person too however I am not sure which drivers get backported.

I did a apt-get source linux-backports-modules-wireless-maverick-generic but this just gives me a debian directory with the packaging with no indication of what drivers get included. Where can I find which drivers get backported?

Ideally I'd like to find a web page that has this information so I can refer to it for older releases as well.

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The problem is that you're looking at the meta package for the modules. If you use apt-cache show linux-backports-modules-wireless-maverick-generic | grep ^Depends you can see what the actual package is that contains the modules. In this case, it's linux-backports-modules-wireless-2.6.35-22-generic

As for a webpage, the easiest is via, where you can keep clicking down to get the list of files. Without a webpage, if it's already installed, you can use dpkg -L linux-backports-modules-wireless-2.6.35-22-generic

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