On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 16:19 -0400, Jean-Sébastien Frerot wrote: > Hi, > I have been searching a lot on Google to find an answer to my > question, but unfortunately I haven't been able to find one so far. So > I'm hoping you would be kind enough to help me with my issue. > > I'm trying to figure out how you have been able to generate the .fw > files for the bnx2 drivers for the different kernels. I have been able > to find the .ihex files but I don't know how to convert them into .fw > files. I assume you have a source tarball from kernel.org, in which case 'make firmware_install' will convert the ihex files to binary. The kernel team packages the firmware images in firmware-bnx2, which is in the non-free section of the archive. In order to install that, you need to include the non-free section in your APT sources configuration. > I have build the experimental kernel package 2.6.35 from debian, and > now I'm kind of stuck with the bnx2 drivers for my Broadcom NetXtreme > II BCM5709 card. I have found from arch-linux the .fw that i manually > added to my server and successfully loaded the drivers/firmware, but > it seems there is a bug with the drivers and it's causing me some > problems. > > I would like to know how to build the drivers the "real" debian way. See <http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/>. > And if it's possible I would like to use the latest drivers from > broadcom. That's your choice but nothing to do with us... Ben. > Do you think you could direct me to the right place, or maybe help me > with my issue? > > -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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