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Old 10-28-2005, 07:16 PM   #1
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"Prevent firmware from being built" safe to uncheck in kernel config?

What, generally, will be the effect of selecting the following config options in the kernel?

Device drivers --> Generic driver options
	[ ] select only drivers that don't need compile time firmware.
	[ ] prevent firmware from being built.
	[*] Hotplug firmware loading support.
I am trying to install a USB device which relies on firmware placed in /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware. So far without success, and I would like to exclude the kernel as a factor.

In particular, why is it generally recommended to turn on "Prevent firmware from being built"? Would it be unsafe to ignore this?

Help really appreciated.


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