Warning from upgrages

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Aug 12 13:45:15 UTC 2018

On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 06:33:42 -0700, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>For some time now, my upgrades have contained a warning that I do not
>understand.  It appears at the very end of the install process:
>W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/ast_dp501_fw.bin for module
>Can somebody tell me what this means, and what I should investigate or
>should do about it?

Firmware warnings are not seldom when using Linux. I get other firmware
warnings when using Arch Linux.

However, see


in particular this link:


Also see

especially this link:


A warning isn't an error ;). Unless you aren't experiencing issues that
could be related to warnings, you could ignore them.

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