Bug#641749: bug 641749 update
On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 01:16:31PM -0500, Andres Cimmarusti wrote:
> I've been successfully using a "pristine" 3.0.x kernel on the same
> laptop atop Debian Squeeze (using the firmware-atheros packages from
> backports and/or testing). I have no problems loading the AR3011
> bluetooth module firmware and system restarts appropriately.
> I started doing this since 3.0.6. It also works with 3.0.7 and the latest 3.0.8.
> As a test, I created a Debian Live image on a USB stick with Debian
> testing (and the latest kernel from Sid which is like ~3.0.7). I also
> included the firmware-atheros and firmware-linux* packages. The system
> boots fine, but it fails to load the atheros firmware!
Send the log messages.
> I guess the problem does not reside in the kernel image package, nor
> in the firmware(?!). I'm puzzled by this. What other packages contain
> tools which are responsible for the loading of firmware?
udev is responsible for loading firmware as requested by the kernel.
> To further confirm the problem, the newest Ubuntu (Live CD) 11.10 or
> Xubuntu also fail to load the firmware. This releases uses kernel
> I hope this helps in narrowing down the culprit.
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