Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD
- Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2017 11:46:46 -0400 (EDT)
- From: bw <bwtnguy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD
On Sun, 8 Oct 2017, Curt wrote:
> On 2017-10-08, Emanuel Berg <moasen@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Jimmy Johnson wrote:
> >> You will need to download the depends too and
> >> then cd to the directory that holds the files
> >> and #dpkg -i (the package name) to install.
> > OK. How should the depends be organized? I.e.,
> > the dir structure?
> I opened up the iso you downloaded and it seems the installer already
> contains all the dependencies, because I see b43-fwcutter, bzip2, and,
> of course, wget, which are the only three dependencies for the
> firmware-b43-installer package, if that is indeed the one you need.
> "A simpering Bambi narcissist and a thieving, fanatical Albanian dwarf."
> Christopher Hitchens, commenting shortly after the nearly concurrent deaths
> of Lady Diana and Mother Theresa.
That's very interesting, all that seems to be missing is the huge 14mb or
so tar that has the right file to rip. The way I understand it, the
firmware-b43-installer snags it from http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware
and untars it, then calls the b43-fwcutter as some kind of post-inst
script? It leaves little or no trace of itself after installation,
only some docs and a lintian.
Oddly enough, there's a tiny 500K tar with some firmware in the same
place, might be an old ver?
Anyway, there are two problems, how to get the firmware extracted, and how
to get the installer to use it.