[lfs-dev] Proposal: Firmware instructions

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 18:36:07 PDT 2014


Armin K. wrote:
> I have noticed that we don't seem to cover firmware installation
> anywhere in LFS. The trick is that some modern network cards and most
> wireless ones require firmware to function. Radeon cards also require
> firmware (most of them does iirc) but we cover that in BLFS. It doesn't
> stop there, but I find these 3 cases to be most common ones.
>
> It would be nice if we included some instructions about firmware in LFS.
>
> Most of the firmware can be downloaded from kernel.org git repository:
>
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/
>
> Some firmware is shipped in the kernel tree.

Firmware is tied pretty tightly to the kernel.  I suppose a section at 
the end of Section 8.3 right after Configuring Linux Module Load Order 
would be educational.  Would like to make a draft of what you have in mind?

   -- Bruce



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