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Old 11-02-2009, 12:19 AM
Ben Hutchings
Default Bug#553710: firmware-linux-nonfree: Package description doesn't include Tigon firmware.

On Sun, 2009-11-01 at 17:06 -0700, David Anselmi wrote:
> Package: firmware-linux-nonfree
> Version: 0.21
> Severity: minor
> firmware-linux-nonfree includes the Tigon tg3 firmware but it's not listed in
> the package description. Perhaps there's a way to generate the description from
> the contents?

There is, but we have so far preferred to describe what the files are
needed for. Perhaps we should reconsider that.

> I had to install this package to resolve these messages when upgrading to the
> 2.6.30 kernel:
> W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso5.bin for module tg3
> W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin for module tg3
> W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3.bin for module tg3
> Fortunately the files list shows this is the package I need so it didn't take
> too much hunting.

The description lists these as:

Broadcom BCM5705 TSO firmware
Broadcom BCM5703/BCM5704 TSO firmware
Broadcom BCM5701A0 firmware

Note that if you don't have any of these chips then tg3 does not
actually need the firmware, but the upgrade script can't tell that.


Ben Hutchings
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