LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Slackware (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/)
-   -   why so many wifi firmwares removed (hey i needed that!) (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/why-so-many-wifi-firmwares-removed-hey-i-needed-that-4175429936/)

Okie 10-01-2012 02:55 PM

why so many wifi firmwares removed (hey i needed that!)
 
from the slack-14 changelog

n/iwlwifi-100-ucode-39.31.5.1-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/iwlwifi-1000-ucode-128.50.3.1-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-15.32.2.9-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-228.61.2.24-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/iwlwifi-5000-ucode-8.83.5.1-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/iwlwifi-5150-ucode-8.24.2.2-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/iwlwifi-6000-ucode-9.221.4.1-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/iwlwifi-6xxx-ucode-41.28.5.1-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/rt2860-firmware-26-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/rt2870-firmware-22-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/rt61-firmware-1.2-fw-1.txz: Removed.
n/rt71w-firmware-1.8-fw-1.txz: Removed.

its a good thing debian testing keeps those

sorinm 10-01-2012 02:58 PM

Maybe because they are now included in kernel-firmware package ?

fatalfrrog 10-01-2012 03:33 PM

They are still included. I believe they are in the kernel-firmware package now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Okie (Post 4794271)
from the slack-14 changelog
its a good thing debian testing keeps those

Except you don't have them for the installer - you know, when you need it the most, right? ;-)

Alien Bob 10-01-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatalfrrog (Post 4794297)
They are still included. I believe they are in the kernel-firmware package now.

Yes, they are all included in the kernel-firmware package except for rt61 I believe.

Quote:

Except you don't have them for the installer - you know, when you need it the most, right? ;-)
The Slackware installer does not support wireless network installations. You need a LAN cable.

Eric

fatalfrrog 10-01-2012 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4794321)
Yes, they are all included in the kernel-firmware package except for rt61 I believe.


The Slackware installer does not support wireless network installations. You need a LAN cable.

Eric

I was referring to Debian testing and how the netinstall is annoying for all my machines because Debian doesn't include the nonfree firmware. If Slackware had a comparable netinstall (i.e. an official netinstall image) I'd bet the firmware would be on the installer, unless there's a good reason they wouldn't.

ReaperX7 10-01-2012 08:12 PM

Slackware does include a netinstall feature, however it's limited to LAN only.

Simply run the "network" option after logging in a "root" prior to the setup and select an HTTP/FTP as the source for the install media. It's dreadfully slow however unless you input one of the higher speed servers or a local mirror.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:16 AM.