linux-firmware-nonfree: Add prism54 softmac firmware

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at
Tue Feb 23 20:17:19 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 12:02 -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Chase Douglas
> <chase.douglas at> wrote:
> > I have uploaded a new version of the linux-firmware-nonfree package to:
> >
> >
> >
> > The new package includes the firmware for prism54 softmac cards. The firmware
> > was removed from linux-firmware due to it missing a proper license statement. I
> > did not copy over the old prism54 (non-softmac) firmware because it has been
> > superseded by the softmac firmware and is no longer useful in the Lucid kernel
> > version.
> Hey is PRISM54 no longer compiled in a module any more? I had set it
> for removal on the feature removal schedule but  I wanted to give you
> the heads up we've received a few reports of users unable to use
> prism54 over p54pci. It was theorized this would happen but we didn't
> have any confirmation, which is why we just didn't remove it.
> How would you guys deal with having both enabled.

Thanks for looking into this. I was going off of [1], which stated that
the debian kernel does not include the prism54 module anymore. I checked
the lucid kernel and we do have prism54 built as a module still. So, are
we going to leave the prism54 module in, in which case we need to
restore the prism54 firmware? Or are we going to remove it, in which
case the firmware package I uploaded was fine? I'm assuming at this
point we'll be leaving it in though.

Andy, do you have any thoughts here?


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