[Maverick linux-firmware] Add link for RTL8192SU firmware

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Fri Feb 18 22:26:28 UTC 2011


On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 18:00 +0100, Stefan Bader wrote:
> As I was able to test with some hardware in my hands, it seems that
> the r8192s_u module will work just fine with the firmware in RTL8192SE.
> So adding a simple link makes the hardware work out of the box.
> Unfortunately I could not verify whether the same is true for Natty as
> that hardware then uses the r8712u module which has its firmware built
> into the kernel driver.
[...]

These commits add firmware loading support to r8172u:

commit b54a28a418b2730bf61554864fee3fb24f79e182
Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>
Date:   Fri Jan 14 15:02:18 2011 -0600

    staging: r8712u: Firmware changes for driver
    
    * select FW_LOADER in Kconfig - From: Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.l-h at gmx.de>
    * declare MODULE_FIRMWARE for r8712u and change to correct directory
    * delete 10K line farray.h containing internal firmware
    
    Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at suse.de>

commit c84a7028cc4957e39af5ed8b1a3c8acda24a2a89
Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>
Date:   Fri Jan 14 14:54:18 2011 -0600

    staging: r8712u: Switch driver to use external firmware from linux-firmware
    
    Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>
    Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at suse.de>

The firmware image it uses is "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin".

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
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