FS#20064 - [linux-firmware] ar9170.fw not included in package

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Patrick Stewart (patstew) - Saturday, 03 July 2010, 11:12 GMT
Last edited by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Sunday, 11 July 2010, 09:34 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The linux-firmware package recently replaced the ar9170-fw package (which has now gone). However, the linux-firmware package contains the older two stage firmware (ar9170-1.fw and ar9170-2.fw) as opposed to the newer one stage firmware (ar9170.fw) that was in the ar9170-fw package. My wireless card only works with the newer firmware. Could you please either include it in the linux-firmware package, or reinstate the ar9170-fw package?

Additional info:
* package version(s) linux-firmware-20100606-1 ar9170-fw-1.0-2
The working firmware is available here : http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/mcgrof/firmware/ar9170/ar9170.fw

Steps to reproduce:
1. With up to date arch installation (only ar9170-1.fw and ar9170-2.fw in /lib/firmware) -> cannot scan for or connect to wireless networks
2. Manually download ar9170.fw to /lib/firmware and unplug/plug in dongle -> wireless works fine
There's no need to remove the older firmwares, the driver automatically prefers ar9170.fw.
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Closed by  Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Sunday, 11 July 2010, 09:34 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  testing/linux-firmware 20100623-2