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aus9

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changes to firmware
« on: March 04, 2023, 05:15:20 PM »
Hi

I will be shortly submitting updates for TC32/TC64 firmware that is built from linux-firmware source. In case members forget to read the info on update, I am attempting to forewarn you some have deletions and there may be name changes. They are:

firmware-audio
2xTDA deleted

firmware-broadcom_bcm43xx
some firmware appear to have changed names for: 43340 43362 43430 43455 43456
deletions 43570 4373

firmware-intel
one deletion=ice-1.3.4.0.pkg

firmware-iwl8000
deletions: 8000C-13 8000C-16  8000C-21 8265-21

firmware-misc
deletions: 3C359 intelliport2 tr_smctr

firmware-rtlwifi
deleted rtl8192eefw rtl8723bs_ap_wowlan rtl8723bs_nic rtl8723bs_wowlan

firmware-video
deletion tlg2300

FW with some or lots of deletions are:
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firmware-broadcom_bnx2     firmware-broadcom_bnx2x
firmware-chelsio                                firmware-i915
firmware-iwlwifi                                 firmware-lan
firmware-nvidia                                 firmware-qcom

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If you know what firmware you still need and update will lose it, please do not update.
At the risk of correction from more experienced members, delete the md5 txt from your tcedir so
you do not get a hit for updates for that TCE ever again

Alternatively, copy your current TCE somewhere safe, do the update, full reboot and check what happens
This will not work if you are booting into an Xorg and need graphics firmware such as for me,
firmware-amdgpu.

YMMV



aus9

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Re: changes to firmware
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2023, 05:22:50 PM »
oops I forgot to add, there are so many updates, expect a few weeks before you see them appear in Apps.
And that assumes I have built them correctly. I am only able to test a few such as the amdgpu one.

cheers
« Last Edit: March 04, 2023, 05:24:31 PM by aus9 »

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Re: changes to firmware
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2023, 07:27:38 AM »

hi aus9

thanks for the tcz update !

i just happened to have read lfs "About Firmware "

 https://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/firmware.html
 https://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/10.1/BLFS-BOOK-10.1-nochunks.html#postlfs-firmware

which mentions
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Currently, most firmware can be found at a git repository: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/.
For convenience, the LFS Project has created a mirror, updated daily,
where these firmware files can be accessed via wget or a web browser at http://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/linux-firmware/.

which i guess  might be useful for any one missing any of the removed items

i all so scanned through the firmware tcz's build  script

http://tinycorelinux.net/14.x/x86_64/tcz/src/firmware/build-firmware.txt

which is probably also relevant / useful for any one missing any of the removed items !


aus9

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Re: changes to firmware
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2023, 07:57:09 AM »
Hi mocore
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which is probably also relevant / useful for any one missing any of the removed items
IMHO nope. They get the same level of information from the current Apps  TCE info file. My script does not remove any firmware. It moves either Directories or files to their relevant TCE. Some TCE names were chosen before I was born ;) Some, with permission from Juanito, were created by me to try and reduce of firmware-misc. And as per the changelogs, there were splits of large TCEs done in the past for I presume the same reason.

If members missed this post...they can use a web browser to download the 13x TCE for their hardware. Actually it was built for 11x....but the point is....for missing fw, the 13x TCE will always be a smaller download than the source.

Experienced members can always ignore my TCEs and download from git tree...only the firmwares they need, but that assumes the fw is still in current.

I hope I have understood what you were trying to say....if not maybe you can expand?

2) With your first LFS link I should mention that for microcodes I have 2 posts that might interest you?
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,26141.0.html
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,26142.0.html

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Re: changes to firmware
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2023, 04:59:55 AM »
hi aus9

IMHO nope.
 My script does not remove any firmware. It moves either Directories or files to their relevant TCE.

I hope I have understood what you were trying to say....if not maybe you can expand?

ah! LOL
id got the impression ... from
eg "deletions 43570 4373"
that some things where removed  , for space saving reasons ( like what happened to the 1x 2x repo's )
i stand corrected thanks for the explanation! and .tcz's!!