Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 457222
Updating the kernel will need updating firmware packages
Last modified: 2008-09-13 21:24:27 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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 on a system which needs iwl4965 driver
2. Update the kernel using yum
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
Updating the kernel should automatically update iwl4965-firmware package as a
dependency and wireless should work after the kernel update.
I guess we need to add a conflicts: entry for that...
Added conflict against older firmware in kernel-126.96.36.199-107