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Offline coreplayer2

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firmware updates
« on: June 06, 2015, 01:30:39 AM »
Latest firmware extension updates as of (2015-05-13) submitted this week


firmware-atheros.tcz
firmware-intel.tcz
firmware-intel_e100.tcz
firmware-iwlwifi.tcz
firmware-radeon.tcz
firmware-ralinkwifi.tcz
firmware-rtl_bt.tcz
firmware-rtl_nic.tcz
firmware-rtlwifi.tcz
firmware-ti-connectivity.tcz

more on the way...

« Last Edit: January 15, 2016, 11:01:58 PM by Juanito »

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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 04:02:54 AM »
firmware-intel.tcz

Can't find firmware-intel.tcz.

Regards
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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 03:04:59 PM »
 :p  give it chance to update the repo, I've submitted but there is a process..

btw the Intel firmware is mostly bluetooth
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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2015, 03:17:00 PM »
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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 03:38:05 PM »
I heard that also...   8)
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Firmware updates
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 10:06:12 AM »
These firmware extensions have been updated or are created new and should appear in the repo soon

With the exception of "firmware-zd1211 v1.5" update which came from http://sourceforge.net/projects/zd1211/files/
the remaining updates are from the git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git  dated 2016/01/10

firmware-amd-ucode.tcz
firmware-amdgpu.tcz
firmware-atheros.tcz
firmware-broadcom_bcm43xx.tcz
firmware-broadcom_bnx2.tcz
firmware-broadcom_bnx2x.tcz
firmware-chelsio.tcz
firmware-i915.tcz
firmware-intel.tcz
firmware-iwlwifi.tcz
firmware-moxa.tcz
firmware-mrvl.tcz
firmware-myri10ge.tcz
firmware-nvidia.tcz
firmware-qca.tcz
firmware-radeon.tcz
firmware-ueagle-atm.tcz
firmware-zd1211.tcz
firmware.tcz

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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 04:59:06 PM »
It turns out that the latest radeon firmware is kernel version dependent, at least for late model radeon video cards. 

So I have built and re-submitted firmware-radeon extension for kernel-3.17 and newer  to tc-7.x x86 & x86_64 repo's;  expect it to arrive shortly

A second firmware-radeon extension for kernel-3.16 and older is being prepared and will submitted to tc-6.x x86 & x86_64 repo's asap (while we are still supporting tc-6)


Thanks

 
« Last Edit: January 15, 2016, 11:07:43 PM by Juanito »

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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 01:46:03 AM »
It is? I thought the newest firmware was backwards compatible. Got a link?
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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2016, 01:55:31 PM »
It took me by surprise because I'd already submitted the latest firmware-radeon extension, take a look at this..

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Radeon#Firmware
As a result I've modeled our firmware-radon extension  based on this info
Actually this is not where I originally read of the issue,  anyhow this Gentoo Wiki is where I landed and appears to have the most current data regarding radeon CAPE VERDE and newer chips, from both
http://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/radeon_ucode/  and 
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git


Each firmware-radeon extension submitted for tc6 & tc7 repo's now contain the same firmware blobs for older chips plus the kernel specific (if i can call it that..?)  blobs for later model (CAPE VERDE+) chips
A list of effected chips and their associated firmware files are included with each extension

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Re: firmware updates
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2016, 02:24:07 PM »
Also here is a reference to the previously mentioned phenomena
ref: "linuxfromscratch.org"
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Note that Southern Islands and Sea Islands chips use different firmware for kernel 3.17 and later compared to earlier kernels. Identify and download the required blobs then install them:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/firmware.html
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