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Re: Keyspan 19QW on Sony GRX


Bill Bell wrote:
> Kernel: 2.4.23-1-686 #1 Sun Nov 30 20:51:10 EST 2003 i686 GNU/Linux

Debian kernel. OK, no wonder.

> It looks like the 19QW is beeing seen but no firmware is avialble?  This
> 19QW has worked on this laptop with the RH distro and its default kernel
> so I know it will work here.

Of course. The firmware isn't included in Debian's kernel sources
and therefore not in the kernel-images.

> hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.1-1.1, assigned address 5
> usb.c: USB device 5 (vend/prod 0x6cd/0x118) is not claimed by any active
> driver.
> usb.c: registered new driver serial
> usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
> usbserial.c: USB Serial Driver core v1.4
> usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Keyspan - (without firmware)
> usbserial.c: Keyspan - (without firmware) converter detected
> keyspan.c: Required keyspan firmware image (USA19QI) unavailable.

You need it :)

> I found a patch for the 2.4.22 kernel on the Keyspan page, so I tried to
> apply this patch to my default Debian 2.4.23 kernel. It gave me errors
> so I don't think this is correct.
> http://www.keyspan.com/support/linux/files/currentversion/patch/kspatch2003oct02

Well, take a vanilla kernel from kernel.org (which includes the non-free
firmware stuff), compile it yourself and enable that firmware in your


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