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Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD





On Sun, 8 Oct 2017, Emanuel Berg wrote:

> says the network needs nonfree firmware, namely
> 
>     b43/ucode13.fw
>     b43-open/ucode13.fw
> 
> 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?
> 
> TIA 
> 
> -- 

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.
https://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx