[lfs-dev] Proposal: Firmware instructions

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Fri Mar 14 20:29:57 PDT 2014


On 03/15/2014 02:36 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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
> 

I could write something, but I always get stuck at "How the hell do I
point someone to download the firmware?". Sure, I can link to kernel.org
tree, which is in a git repository but that isn't practical to download
such big number of files. Telling someone to use git to download it
isn't something for just pure LFS. What would you suggest on this issue?

-- 
Note: My last name is not Krejzi.



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