Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD
- Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 05:17:44 -0400 (EDT)
- From: bw <bwtnguy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD
On Sun, 8 Oct 2017, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> says the network needs nonfree firmware, namely
> Despite searching explicitly on the CD the
> assessment stands.
> After that, the network
> auto-config/DHCP/connect fail.
> What's going on? Is that firmware not included
> even in the firmware edition of Debian?
Yes, that isn't included. The firmware must be extracted from the
proprietary (windows?) driver from Broadcom. It's possibly a legal hurdle
set up by the manufacturer?
There is a good wiki page on these devices here.