[Bug 43138] Radeon HD5450 fails to load cedar firmware ?

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Tue Apr 24 06:42:42 PDT 2012


--- Comment #11 from Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net>  2012-04-24 13:42:41 ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> ...nope, as Debian considers that particular firmware to be "nonfree" it is not
> included in the initrd at all,

That the firmware is in the firmware-linux-nonfree package merely means it's
not installed on the system by default, it doesn't directly prevent the
firmware from getting included in the initrd.

> so it boils down to a somewhat misleading "bogus length" instead of a more
> appropriate "file not found" error for all cases above.

The lengths in the original error messages are the amounts of firmware data
written by the /lib/udev/firmware.agent helper. If the firmware was missing
altogether, how could the helper guess their sizes?

Anyway, glad it's working for you now.

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