Re: [PATCH] restoring tg3 driver to latest 2.6.5 source
On Thu, 2004-04-22 at 13:32, Angel L. Mateo wrote:
> Thank you for distributing this patch. I have some IBM xSeries servers that
> also has a network card that uses the tg3 module (I don't know if it's the same
> card or not). I have them with a customized 2.6.3 kernel. This week I have
> tried to update to 2.6.5 in debian way, that is, make a deb from kernel-source
> package, but I couldn't.
> But I'm lost with the problem. I haven't followed any thread that could the
> origin of this problem. Can anybody clarify what the problem is?
The issue with tg3 relates to a larger discussion about drivers that
contain chunks of binary firmware. Their removal was noted in Debian
Weekly News #15 (13-Apr-2004), viewable at
http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2004/15/ under the headline "Binary
Firmware Components removed". Links from this announcement will provide