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Re: Fedora 8 ideas



Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le jeudi 07 juin 2007 à 12:20 -0500, Arthur Pemberton a écrit :
On 6/7/07, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
Le Jeu 7 juin 2007 17:37, Jarod Wilson a écrit :
Bill Nottingham wrote:
Goede, J.W.R. de (j w r degoede hhs nl) said:
What cards is this useful for that we don't ship firmware
for? Anything other than bcm43xx and ralink?
A number of dvb and v4l devices also require firmware that we don't
ship.
And alsa devices

But that's because historically we've never shipped firmware, not
because anyone looked hard recently and decided we could not ship
them.

Please try to get the firmware in-distro before focusing on a download
helper.

I have felt the pain of no firmware installed for an alsa device. 2-3
hours wasted. It would have been nice if I at least knew firmware was
needed.

Alsa is mostly a case of "someone needs to poke RH Legal to check the
alsa firmware dumps can be packaged (and if not go ask the hadrware
vendors for permission)"


Okay, that would be great, any tokers on working on this and packaging it? I could do it, but I think this is better handled by somewhere with (some of) the involved hardware.

Regards,

Hans


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