Bug 457222 - Updating the kernel will need updating firmware packages
Updating the kernel will need updating firmware packages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
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Reported: 2008-07-30 08:09 EDT by Hedayat Vatankhah
Modified: 2008-09-13 21:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-13 21:24:27 EDT
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Description Hedayat Vatankhah 2008-07-30 08:09:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Recently I've installed Fedora 9 on a system and then updated its kernel to the
latest available kernel. After updating, my wireless card stopped working. It
was because of a missing firmware file. When I updated my firmware package
(iwl4965-firmware), the problem fixed. I think updating the kernel should update
this package automatically.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 on a system which needs iwl4965 driver
2. Update the kernel using yum
Actual results:
Wireless doesn't work anymore and it complains about a missing firmware file
(/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode). The problem will be fixed after updating

Expected results:
Updating the kernel should automatically update iwl4965-firmware package as a
dependency and wireless should work after the kernel update.
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-07-30 23:43:13 EDT
I guess we need to add a conflicts: entry for that...
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2008-08-05 00:56:43 EDT
Added conflict against older firmware in kernel-

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