Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161309
Nofication of missing firmware
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:54:37 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG which is supported. However the
firmware is missing. Took me a couple of hours to remember that I need to go get
It would be nice if the installer would inform me about hardware that could be
supported except for non-free firmware that's not included in the installation set.
You could also include a bit of information on why it's not supported and why
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
OK, so, that's Hard(tm).
Realistically, what you'd need is the following:
- the event of no-firmware-found is propagated via HAL
- HAL catches this and throws up a dialog that does something
Right now, we have neither of those; I'm not even sure the infrastructure is
there for the second one.
It's feasible; I want to do this for fc5 but what the kernel gives us right now
is crap (e.g. a driver may ask for several different files and still work if it
just finds one of them. Sigh.
I think this can be closed as Fedora 7 will have the firmware out of the box.
(In reply to comment #3)
> I think this can be closed as Fedora 7 will have the firmware out of the box.
Not all firmware. Only those with clear redistribution rights. Rest of them
would probably need good notification mechanism still.
Yup, we now handle this with PackageKit, although I would argue we should just
ship all free firmware by default anyway...