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15 Post subject: [Solved] Missing Firmware  PostPosted: 18.11.2011, 17:07



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Hello:

I just installed the latest release of aptosid:

      Code:
root@siduxbox:/var/log# uname -a
Linux siduxbox 3.1-1.slh.4-aptosid-686 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Nov 16 17:21:17 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux


During the installation procedure, there were several messages about
      Quote:
missing firmware"
. The messages went by too fast for me to understand what to do.

Later, after the successful installation, I tried to locate these messages in the /var/log directory, but to no avail.

Can someone please help me on how to locate these messages, how to update the firmware, and where to find the firmware files?

Thanks so much.

Kind regards,

Angelo
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 18.11.2011, 17:39
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To quote the best source of all information ... the manual: http://manual.aptosid.com/en/nf-firm-en.htm#fw-detect

The required firmware can be determined with the following device/ firmware enumeration or by using the fw-detect script (packaged in aptosid-scripts).

      Code:
$ fw-detect


The output of fw-detect describes the commands needed to install and activate the firmware:

Example:

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#Detected driver that requires firmware to operate
#Follow these instructions to obtain the correct firmware
# and activate the zd1211rw driver:
apt-get update
apt-get install zd1211-firmware
modprobe -r zd1211rw
modprobe zd1211rw

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 18.11.2011, 20:20
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Both /var/log/messages and /var/log/kern.log will probably have the messages which you saw flashing by.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 19.11.2011, 20:48



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Hello:

Thank you for your help. The method indicated by detaos worked for me.

I really did not find the missing messages in either /var/log/messages or /var/log/kern.log.

Before I posted, I had looked in /var/log/messages for these statements, but they weren't there.

Thanks again.

Kind regards,

Angelo
 
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