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Bug#433568: support for detecting missing firmware for vlan support

On Mon, 2016-06-27 at 11:54 +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> I've installed Debian jessie in a setup yesterday, where I needed to use
> vlan, so I was very happy when I saw that this bug has a patch.
> However, the network card I used works nicely for configurations without
> vlans without loading additional firmware, while it needs a non free
> firmware to support vlans.
> Looking through the patch for #433568 I could not see anything dealing
> with such situations however :/ 
I've never heard of that situation before.  Which hardware is this? 
Where is the need for firmware documented?



Ben Hutchings
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