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Bug#579694: firmware-nonfree: Please include rtl8192su/ r8192s_usb firmware into the (unreleased) firmware-realtek binary package.

On Fri, 2010-04-30 at 02:55 +0200, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote:
> Hi
> On Friday 30 April 2010, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > The firmware I added in r15379 is apparently used with the rtl8192u
> > driver.  Since Debian doesn't distribute that driver I didn't see any
> > point in distributing the corresponding firmware.
> > 
> > Do you know where the firmware for rtl8192su is supposed to be
> > available?  Back in March I grabbed everything I could from Realtek's
> > FTP site and didn't find it in there.
> I have to admit that I had quite some problems in finding the firmware 
> image for rtl8192su/ r8192s_usb as well, but just tried the version you 
> commited to 
> 	svn://svn.debian.org/kernel/dists/trunk/firmware-nonfree/ in r15379
> first - and found it to be working reliably with 6.5 MB/s (distance: 
> 2 metres, little interference, wget(r8192s_usb) <--> Atheros AR9100 MAC/BB 
> Rev:0 AR2133 RF Rev:a2, ath9k, ath9k_rate_control <--> GBit/s ethernet <-->
> vsftpd(RTL8168d/8111d) from a local server).

So they are using different filenames for the same firmware depending on
the driver that loads it?  That is very strange.  Thanks for the


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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