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Re: firmware status for eagle-usb-*

josh.trip@verizon.net wrote:

>So if you don't have the firmware installed (into
>/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware/something_or_other), the driver will only
>print an error message and return an error code.  If that is your
>definition of "fully functional", then perhaps we should include all the
>programs in contrib that link to non-free shared libraries in main;
>after all, someone might just want to see a linker error message. :)
These two cases are well different: the first driver already contains
all code needed to manage the hardware device (even if it chooses to not
send some commends to the device until it will be ready to process them),
in the second case the program is not complete and lacks some parts.


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