Finding nonfree firmware

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Finding nonfree firmware

Postby wrecked_machine » 2020-07-04 15:05

Is there an easy way to scan my debian testing system to find out what nonfree firmware I need to get all of my hardware running?
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Re: Finding nonfree firmware

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-07-04 15:24

Code: Select all
# dmesg | grep firmware
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Re: Finding nonfree firmware

Postby wrecked_machine » 2020-07-04 18:38

That worked. Thank you, sir or maam!
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Re: Finding nonfree firmware

Postby stevepusser » 2020-07-04 18:39

If it's less than a year old, Debian may still lack the non-free firmware it needs. They haven't updated it for nigh unto a year now. (old-timey lingo in honor of its age)
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