Re: getting the right and complete firmware
- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2018 14:02:40 -0500 (EST)
- From: bw <bwtnguy@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: getting the right and complete firmware
On Sat, 27 Jan 2018, Anil Duggirala wrote:
> upon installing Debian stretch I got a notice about missing firmware (Atheros).
> I managed to find a package that, apperently, contained some of the
> missing firmware, since the list of missing firmware was diminished. I
> am still missing some firmware, I will find it eventually, but my
> question is: Can I be sure I have the correct and required firmware if I
> am not getting any errors from dmesg ? or upon boot?
> Is there any tool that will help me address these issues?
Hi Anil, I think that is a good question. Some people advise to install
the entire wad of firmware-linux-nonfree which pulls in quite a bit of
stuff nowadays. I don't even know what all it does install.
For myself, I don't install any firmware unless I get some error in dmesg
about something missing. It's pretty easy to find what you need, just
search for it at the packages.debian.org page, it's a pretty advanced
The best tool is probably just do what you are doing, check dmesg and then
ask here if something doesn't look right.