[linux-dvb] Debugging firmware loading...

Doug Scoular dscoular at cisco.com
Sun Jun 19 08:33:32 CEST 2005


Hi All,
	Just had a frustrating time with firmware loading
	on a newly upgraded Gentoo 2005.0 box running a
	generic 2.6.11.11 kernel with the latest CVS
	dvb-kernel. Turns out that the hotplug firmware
	agent responsible for loading firmware has 
	changed the preferred location for firmware
	images. It's no longer /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware
	but /lib/firmware. In fact it can be any
	arbitrary path as chosen by the distribution
	creator.

	/etc/hotplug/firmware.agent has a variable
	which defines the path to use when loading
	firmware:

# directory of the firmware files
FIRMWARE_DIR=/lib/firmware

	Most recent distros seem to be using this, Fedora
	Core 3 and Gentoo 2005.0 to name but two.

	Just thought the dvb-kernel documentation might
	like to incorporate this change...

	Cheers,

	Doug

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