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Re: Linux kernel image 2.6.23-1 + sound card yamaha YMF-754

On 12/31/07, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2007 at 09:40:25AM -0600, Javier Vasquez wrote:
> [...]
> > Maybe the problem is not with the hardware itself, but with some
> > firmware issue, as indicated by dmesg (firmware request failed).
> >
> > ...
> >
> > Did something particularly special changed with kernel 2.6.23-1, which
> > might be 2.6.23-2 instead according to aptitude (reading from aptitude
> > linux-image-2.6.23-1-686, version 2.6.23-2)?
> I think I recall a discussion on d-devel about licence issues with some
> firmwares in the kernel. Probably that's why they got removed. You
> already solved your problem, but have a look in the non-free repo for
> any firmware package. If you can't find anything file a RFP bug.
> Regards,
> Andrei
> --

Does RFP stand for "request for package"?  Any ways, do you think a
package is necessary for firmware downloading?  ipw2100 and ipw2200
also require firmware download, and I think they do not have any
package for that purpose, am I wrong (if I am, please let me know,
since I have an ipw2100 card under a dell laptop)?  Maybe documenting
what's needed for YMF sound cards to work is what's missing, :)...
BTW, I didn't find anything to YMF sound cards firmware under any
repository (well, I found under contrib, alsa-firmware-loaders, but
it's of no use for the purpose of downloading and updating YMF
firmware I guess)...

Thanks a lot,


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