georgejhunt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 23:19:39 EDT 2015
tried removing sdio8686.bin from /lib/modules/libertas again. And this time
it failed (as I expected it to). Too much focus, or too much wine!
Time for bed
On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 11:05 PM, George Hunt <georgejhunt at gmail.com> wrote:
> I downloaded James new kernel. And found that it did indeed bring up the
> graphics chip, and considerable functionality.(light-dm seems to take
> 90%cpu for 30 seconds, before xfce desktop comes up -- a symptom I have not
> fully explored)
> But when I looked at the dmesg, there was mention of not being able to
> load the libeertas firmware sd8686-v8. The rpm which is in the fc22 repo
> for libertas came down as:
> [root at localhost ~]# dnf download libertas-sd8686-firmware.noarch
> Last metadata expiration check performed 0:10:53 ago on Thu Jun 4
> 14:01:59 2015.
> libertas-sd8686-firmware-20150410-49.gitec89525 9.4 kB/s | 14 kB
> Delta RPMs reduced 0.1 MB of updates to 0.0 MB (88.1% saved)
> [root at localhost ~]# rpm -qlp
> [root at localhost ~]#
> So I cloned the dev.laptop.org/git/linux.firmware repo, and put the the
> sd8686-v8.bin and ....helper.bin into the /lib/firmware/libertas/ folder.
> The dmesg error message went away, and the wifi adapter could list
> When I went back to verify, by removing the sd8686.bin-v8, and reboot. I
> still got no error.
> I do not know whether firmware is persistent across reboots. I "egrep'ed"
> all of the kernel, and could not find where sd8686-v8.bin is hard coded.
> Is this a situation where a symlink would be appropriate? (as in /boot for
> vmlinuz and initramfs)
> I'm sort of in over my head. There's so much I don't know.
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