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Post subject: Firmware drivers non-free question [solved]  PostPosted: 24.09.2010, 14:37



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Per the aptosid manual, I have put my firmware drivers on a usb stick. The instructions below from the manual does not tell what directory to put them in. I am assuming the root directory unless you change the path in the terminal command, correct ? I have never done this before. Usually I hook up the computer at an ethernet connection but that is not possible this time.

non-free firmware debs on a stick

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Should you need to prefetch firmware .debs, to put on a usb-key to transfer the files to another computer, you can download them as either a zip or tar.gz file from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unoff ... d/current/ and extract it to a folder called firmware, you should see a number of .deb files. Next download firmware-linux-free*.deb and add it to all the other debs in the folder you extracted the non-free firmware to. Then transfer them with the stick to the computer that needs the non-free firmware and:


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Post subject: RE: Firmware drivers non-free question  PostPosted: 24.09.2010, 14:44



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--> /lib/firmware
 
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Post subject: thanks for clarification.  PostPosted: 24.09.2010, 15:18



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this is also very useful for me.

thank you so much, ike

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.09.2010, 16:36



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Thanks oduffo, maybe that could be added to the manual for users like me that are not so smart !!!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.09.2010, 23:26
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aptosid manual
non-free firmware debs on a stick
http://manual.aptosid.com/en/hw-dev-hw- ... e-firmware

after "and:" follows the codebox
      Code:

dpkg -i firmware-linux-nonfree*.deb

In this case, the location of .deb file is irrelevant.
Just current directory should be where .deb files are,
(or full path of files required).
Once packages are installed with dpkg -i command, the .deb files can be deleted.

So, no need to write the position of .deb files in the manual.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.09.2010, 01:37



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      muchan wrote:

after "and:" follows the codebox

not sure what this means ???


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Just current directory should be where .deb files are,
(or full path of files required)

this either ?

I removed the [solved] on this thread. I am more confused now than when I started. I think it is a interpretation or a language barrier thing. Please don't take it personally muchan.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.09.2010, 08:07
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BakUp, please read again the Manual from the link above.

The paragraph you have mentioned ends with "and:"
and this pragraph is followed by a box with code to execute.
The box contains
      Code:

dpkg -i firmware-linux-nonfree*.deb


That is, "and:" here means, "and (then execute following command):"
dpkg -i firmware-linux-nonfree*.deb

OK?
and the command "dpkg -i" is not sensitive about the location of the
file of package. So, where to copy the .deb file is not so important.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.09.2010, 09:56



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gotch ya, thanks
 
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Post subject: me too.  PostPosted: 27.09.2010, 09:02



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      BakUp wrote:
gotch ya, thanks


+1. thanks for info,

ike.

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