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Peter Nelson 12-08-2011 03:26 PM

Bug#651443: Firmware for Adaptec Starfire missing in Squeeze
Package: linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64
Version: 2.6.32-38

The firmware files required when using an Adaptec Starfire-based network
card using the kernel driver starfire.ko are missing. They are in
neither the linux-image package, nor firmware-linux-free or

Without the firmware the card is detected but attempting to bring it up

[ 354.472460] starfire 0000:0b:04.0: firmware: requesting adaptec/starfire_rx.bin
[ 354.475973] starfire: Failed to load firmware "adaptec/starfire_rx.bin"

Additionally I used apt-get source to on linux-source-2.6,
firmware-linux-free and firmware-linux-nonfree, and none of the source
packages contained the firmware source.

Finally I downloaded vanilla source of linux- from, and the source for this firmware IS contained there.

Peter Nelson <>

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