On Mon, 2010-10-18 at 23:43 +0200, Jaromír Mikeš wrote: > Sorry for double posting I forgot CC pkg-alsa-devel mailing list > > Hi, > > I recently started discussion on pkg-alsa-devel mailing list that it would be > nice have alsa-firmware package in Debian like other distro have (Ubuntu, > 64Studio, Fedora, Arch linux). > > ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/firmware/alsa-firmware-1.0.23.tar.bz2 > > This package bringing bunch of firmware for professional sound cards like RME's > multiface and digiface > and many others. (emu, digigram, echoaudio etc.) > These firmwares are loaded by programs like hdsploader, vxloader and others > which are part of alsa-firmware-loaders package, which is already in debian. > In discussion was noted that the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 has merged alsa-firmware > into linux-firmware. > The question is, Should be alsa-firmware shipped in same way in Debian? > > http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=cndougla/linux-firmware.git;a=log;h=maverick > > Thank you for your comments/suggestions Debian's firmware-linux-nonfree is specifically for firmware images that used to be embedded in drivers in our kernel image packages. We generate a number of other binary packages from its source package, firmware-nonfree, and could add one or more containing the sound card firmware. However I think these firmware images should be added to the linux-firmware.git repository first, as that is the 'upstream' used as a base for most distributions that provide firmware packages. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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