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Re: Building a list of missing firmware (was Re: Fedora 8 ideas)



2007/6/8, Hans de Goede <j w r degoede hhs nl>:
Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 6/7/07, Hans de Goede <j w r degoede hhs nl> wrote:
>> Leszek Matok wrote:
>> > Dnia 07-06-2007, czw o godzinie 11:06 -0400, Bill Nottingham
>> napisaƂ(a):
>> >> What cards is this useful for that we don't ship firmware
>> >> for? Anything other than bcm43xx and ralink?
>> > For example, there are millions of potential speedtch.ko users here in
>> > Europe.
>> >
>>
>> Okay,
>>
>> I think we need to build a list of all potential needed / wanted
>> firmware, with
>> URL's where to download it and instructions howto unpack it.
>>
>> We then also need to start contacting the manufacturers asking for
>> redistribution permission.
>>
>> Here is a start of the list with things metioned sofar:
>> sil firmware (for prism and prism_pci)
>> bcm firmware
>> ralink firmware
>> speedtouch firmware
>> alsa firmware
>>
>> I think this is best put in the wiki, but where, maybe a firmware SIG?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Hans
>
>
> Looks like we have a wiki page here:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/FirmWare
>
>

I know I created that page today :)

Regards,

Hans

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@Hans de Goede
Ralinks firmware are wifi devices (then network apply)
this is rt61-firmware and rt71w-firmware in currently in review
i don't know the status of these (i expect that missing license is a
blocker at least)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/230164 (rt71w-firmware used by rt73usb
kernel module)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/230161 (rt61-firmware used by rt61pci kernel module)
others rt2400pci rt2500pci rt2500usb  do not requires firmware and are
recommanded by FSF because of that...
rt2500usb sometimes work better with rt73usb kernel module ( reported
by rt2x00 devs at serialmonkey )

About Ralink's wifi devices, RutilT is an utility that was previously
design to help special function for legacies version. But it has
recently added support for rt2x00. Some users reported that wifi works
fine with it (not sure if they can get it work without it...)
Review is here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/202521
Current state of art is that i trying to get it work with pam
(will ask on the appropriate ml for this...)

There is also atmel firmwares.
As far as i've checked only usb version aren't inside the kernel -
May requires  external kernel module for them...
http://thekelleys.org.uk/atmel/  - for pci ( pcmcia if applicable)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/221677

http://developer.berlios.de/projects/at76c503a/ (usb version not
merged yet (or planned to be)  - but it  need a confirmation...)

Nicolas (kwizart)


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