Fill in information about firmware
authorBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:32:23 +0000 (23:32 +0200)
committerBen Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:32:23 +0000 (23:32 +0200)
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   <h1>Firmware files</h1>
+  <ul class="incremental">
+    <li>
+      Most peripherals have microcontroller running non-free
+      firmware; some require host to load it
+    </li>
+    <li>
+      Several drivers used to include firmware, making kernel
+      non-free.  Fudged with GRs for a while; finally fixed in squeeze
+    </li>
+    <li>
+      Users with these devices - almost any wifi card, some network
+      controllers and Radeon GPUs - will still need the firmware
+      files installed
+    </li>
+    <li>
+      Kernel team maintains <tt>firmware-nonfree</tt> source package
+      covering most firmware files that are clearly redistributable
+    </li>
+    <li>
+      Also collected in linux-firmware.git repository maintained by
+      David Woodhouse and myself
+    </li>
+  </ul>
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