Which firmware and software is removed from Linux-Libre?

Felipe Sanches juca at members.fsf.org
Fri Jan 20 03:45:25 UTC 2012

Maybe this is useful:
But beware that the info is not very up-to-date.

Felipe Sanches

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 8:37 PM, "Quiliro Ordóñez"
<quiliro at congresolibre.org> wrote:
> 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.
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