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Re: Manually add firmware (or other) packages for installation?


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> (2021-02-27):
> The installer has a conceptional problem here: the installer detects,
> if firmware is needed, when a kernel module is loaded, and then you
> are asked to provide the firmware via an usb stick or similar (if you
> use official installer; the unofficial installer has the firmware
> included).
> However the specific kernel modules for those modern graphic cards are
> not included in the installer environment. (The installer does not
> need the advanced functionality of those drivers, so including those
> modules would be a waste of memore.) Because of that the installer is
> simply unable to detect, that you have graphic hardware in your pc,
> which requires firmware files.

FWIW, I've been wondering whether trying to integrate isenkram could
help here. I've never managed to allocate time for diving into it, but
the amdgpu situation seems bad and common enough that it feels like an
incentive important enough to force me to.

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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