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Old 02-18-2011, 04:00 PM
Stefan Bader
 
Default Add link for RTL8192SU firmware

As I was able to test with some hardware in my hands, it seems that
the r8192s_u module will work just fine with the firmware in RTL8192SE.
So adding a simple link makes the hardware work out of the box.
Unfortunately I could not verify whether the same is true for Natty as
that hardware then uses the r8712u module which has its firmware built
into the kernel driver.

-Stefan
 
Old 02-18-2011, 05:09 PM
Tim Gardner
 
Default Add link for RTL8192SU firmware

On 02/18/2011 10:00 AM, Stefan Bader wrote:

As I was able to test with some hardware in my hands, it seems that
the r8192s_u module will work just fine with the firmware in RTL8192SE.
So adding a simple link makes the hardware work out of the box.
Unfortunately I could not verify whether the same is true for Natty as
that hardware then uses the r8712u module which has its firmware built
into the kernel driver.

-Stefan

From dbfe6f0fecdfea587f3d4e285f2b1e8b9875578d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Stefan Bader<stefan.bader@canonical.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:31:40 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] UBUNTU: Add link for RTL8192SU firmware

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/721356

Create a link from RTL8192SU -> RTL8192SE as testing proved the same
firmware works for both.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Bader<stefan.bader@canonical.com>
---
RTL8192SU | 1 +
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
create mode 120000 RTL8192SU

diff --git a/RTL8192SU b/RTL8192SU
new file mode 120000
index 0000000..366cadd
--- /dev/null
+++ b/RTL8192SU
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+RTL8192SE
No newline at end of file


applied and uploaded

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:26 PM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Add link for RTL8192SU firmware

On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 18:00 +0100, Stefan Bader wrote:
> As I was able to test with some hardware in my hands, it seems that
> the r8192s_u module will work just fine with the firmware in RTL8192SE.
> So adding a simple link makes the hardware work out of the box.
> Unfortunately I could not verify whether the same is true for Natty as
> that hardware then uses the r8712u module which has its firmware built
> into the kernel driver.
[...]

These commits add firmware loading support to r8172u:

commit b54a28a418b2730bf61554864fee3fb24f79e182
Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Date: Fri Jan 14 15:02:18 2011 -0600

staging: r8712u: Firmware changes for driver

* select FW_LOADER in Kconfig - From: Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h@gmx.de>
* declare MODULE_FIRMWARE for r8712u and change to correct directory
* delete 10K line farray.h containing internal firmware

Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

commit c84a7028cc4957e39af5ed8b1a3c8acda24a2a89
Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Date: Fri Jan 14 14:54:18 2011 -0600

staging: r8712u: Switch driver to use external firmware from linux-firmware

Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

The firmware image it uses is "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin".

Ben.

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:44 AM
Stefan Bader
 
Default Add link for RTL8192SU firmware

On 02/18/2011 11:26 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 18:00 +0100, Stefan Bader wrote:
>> As I was able to test with some hardware in my hands, it seems that
>> the r8192s_u module will work just fine with the firmware in RTL8192SE.
>> So adding a simple link makes the hardware work out of the box.
>> Unfortunately I could not verify whether the same is true for Natty as
>> that hardware then uses the r8712u module which has its firmware built
>> into the kernel driver.
> [...]
>

Thanks for the hints. I just did a quick check how we are affected by that. At
the moment those seem to be in linux-next only, so I would not expect this
change to make it into 2.6.38. The firmware file is in the linux-firmware
upstream tree and has made it into the Natty version of linux-firmware. So I
think we should be safe in both cases (in kernel version and newer version
backported by lbm).

-Stefan

> These commits add firmware loading support to r8172u:
>
> commit b54a28a418b2730bf61554864fee3fb24f79e182
> Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
> Date: Fri Jan 14 15:02:18 2011 -0600
>
> staging: r8712u: Firmware changes for driver
>
> * select FW_LOADER in Kconfig - From: Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h@gmx.de>
> * declare MODULE_FIRMWARE for r8712u and change to correct directory
> * delete 10K line farray.h containing internal firmware
>
> Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
>
> commit c84a7028cc4957e39af5ed8b1a3c8acda24a2a89
> Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
> Date: Fri Jan 14 14:54:18 2011 -0600
>
> staging: r8712u: Switch driver to use external firmware from linux-firmware
>
> Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
>
> The firmware image it uses is "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin".
>
> Ben.
>


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