Which firmware and software is removed from Linux-Libre?

"Quiliro Ordóñez" quiliro at congresolibre.org
Thu Jan 19 22:37:11 UTC 2012

El Jue, 19 de Enero de 2012, 3:34 pm, MichaÅ‚ MasÅ‚owski escribió:
>> Is it possible to have a list of software and firmware that is removed
>> from Linux-Libre? That way we could ask for an lspci -vmmnn or other
>> operating system vendor_id:device_id to verify before even booting with
>> GNU/Linux-Libre
> [0] is the canonical resource for that.
> I'm not sure what such verification would be useful for.
> The drivers have their lists of supported vendor_id:device_id, there is
> no simple way to check if a device will work without the removed
> firmware without using it (otherwise Linux-libre binaries built by
> Alexandre would probably not include these broken drivers).
> I know two cases of drivers partially working without the firmware.  X11
> on machines with Radeon GPUs works better with some devices when using
> the deblobbed kernel module, on some others it doesn't work with it.
> There is a wired Ethernet driver working without firmware, but I don't
> remember its name.
> Checking on h-node.com can show more problems, like devices without
> drivers also in blobbed Linux (or drivers which need nonfree userspace
> drivers, like some printers).
> [0]
> http://www.fsfla.org/svnwiki/selibre/linux-libre/download/releases/LATEST-3.2.N/linux-3.2.1-libre.log

Thank you very much. Very useful information.

Quiliro Ordóñez
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