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Bug#973733: marked as done (RTW88_8821ce module fails to find firmware during install and must be reloaded)

Your message dated Tue, 27 Jul 2021 00:48:26 +0000
with message-id <E1m8BGk-000223-DH@fasolo.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#973733: fixed in hw-detect 1.145
has caused the Debian Bug report #973733,
regarding RTW88_8821ce module fails to find firmware during install and must be reloaded
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package: src:linux

I downloaded one of the firmware netinstall builds of Debian from today (11/03/2020) to try installing on my netbook with the 8821ce wifi card since Debian now has the 5.9 kernel. During the text install with speech, I received an error that the network card could not be found. I opened a console and looking at dmesg showed the driver not finding the firmware with a -2 error, however, I noticed that the requested files had been unpacked to /lib/firmware. I unloaded rtw88_8821ce and reloaded it using modprobe and the firmware was found, after which the network interface was successfully brought up. I was able to continue through the rest of the install without issue. I am not sure what logs would help but would be happy to provide anything requested to diagnose this issue.

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Source: hw-detect
Source-Version: 1.145
Done: Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
hw-detect, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 973733@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> (supplier of updated hw-detect package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 02:26:23 +0200
Source: hw-detect
Architecture: source
Version: 1.145
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
Closes: 973733
 hw-detect (1.145) unstable; urgency=medium
   * Drop firmware-map file and surrounding logic: it never went further
     than a proof-of-concept, and we're approaching the firmware problem
     differently now (see: #989863).
   * If /firmware/dep11 is present (which should be the case starting with
     D-I Bullseye RC 3, for firmware-enabled images), query the udev
     database, extract modalias information, and use the patterns available
     under that directory to figure out which firmware packages might be
     helpful. Copy the relevant /firmware/<package>_*.deb files under
     /var/cache/firmware, and let the existing code enable non-free in
     apt-setup and install those packages in /target (see: #989863).
   * Check the actual module behind a given driver, since there might be a
     slight mismatch between the name coming up in dmesg (e.g. rtw_8821ce)
     and the actual module name (e.g. rtw88_8821ce). With many thanks to
     Daniel Lewart for the original patch (Closes: #973733).
   * Uniquify module list earlier in check-missing-firmware, to avoid
     repeating n times the same module if it requests n firmware files
     (e.g. iwlwifi).
   * Finally stop looking into the obsolete /dev/.udev/firmware-missing and
     /run/udev/firmware-missing locations, which were obsoleted upstream
     (udev) in 2013. This only generates noise in the installer's syslog.
   * When resuming parsing dmesg from a timestamp, just mention the
     timestamp in the log instead of the actual pattern, for better
   * Set udevdir to /lib/udev/rules.d (instead of /etc/udev/rules.d), to
     appease lintian (udev-rule-in-etc).
   * Ignore iwl-debug-yoyo.bin requested by iwlwifi as it seems to be about
     debugging, it doesn't seem actually required, and it's not packaged
     anyway (see: #969264, 966218).
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