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From: Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] r8169 unable to apply firmware patch
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 19:18:16
Message-Id: CAN0CFw0z7aBrSwND1-S6ssx06_oB7P1iyoXCHnpBZz=RwO-Rxw@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] r8169 unable to apply firmware patch by Adam Carter
1 >> That fixed it.  Thank you very much.  I'm a little puzzled because I
2 >> don't get the "unable to apply firmware patch" messages on my desktop
3 >> which also uses the r8169 driver and doesn't have linux-firmware
4 >> installed.
5 >
6 > Maybe you have an older firmware installed from a different package?
7 > Run emerge -p linux-firmware on that box to see if there's a blocker.
8
9 linux-firmware is blocked by radeon-ucode and rt61-firmware, but now
10 that I look closer I realize that ifconfig doesn't show an eth0
11 interface at all even though lspci -v shows:
12
13 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI
14 Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
15 ...
16 Kernel driver in use: r8169
17
18 Shouldn't the eth0 interface appear in ifconfig once the r8169 driver
19 is loaded? dmesg has no mention of eth0 or r8169.
20
21 >> I guess linux-firmware is a package released by the kernel folks
22 >> containing certain firmware blobs?  It looks like rt73 is in there but
23 >> not b43.
24 >
25 > Maybe these?
26 > /lib/firmware/brcm/bcm4329-fullmac-4.bin
27 > /lib/firmware/brcm/bcm4329-fullmac-4.txt
28 > /lib/firmware/brcm/bcm43xx-0.fw
29 > /lib/firmware/brcm/bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw
30 > /lib/firmware/LICENCE.broadcom_bcm43xx
31
32 Right again. The contents of /lib/firmware/b43 and /lib/firmware/brcm
33 are completely different, but you think either one will work with a
34 b43 device?
35
36 - Grant

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Re: [gentoo-user] r8169 unable to apply firmware patch Adam Carter <adamcarter3@×××××.com>