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Re: Switching kernel drivers to userland microcode loading, and 'contrib'

Marco d'Itri wrote:

> On Apr 12, Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
>> somthing like request_firmware.  Do we have any packages with userland
>> support for this in Debian?
> Hotplug does, but this will not help you much if you need the firmware
> to boot your system.
That's an extremely uncommon case, so I'm just going to ignore it for now.

I have sent (to the appropriate bug) a tentative patch to convert the r128
DRM module to userland firmware loading.  Obviously I can't test it, since
I don't have the hardware, but perhaps someone else can.  An almost
identical patch should do the trick for radeon as well, so if you want to
test that.... ;-)

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