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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.
> 
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> 

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?

http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/b43fw_508.tar.gz

Anyway, there are two problems, how to get the firmware extracted, and how 
to get the installer to use it.