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
>ast
>
>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

https://www.google.de/search?source=hp&ei=bDhwW-yoGsq1kwX83q64Dw&q=module+ast&oq=module+ast&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l2j0i22i30k1l8.1133.1133.0.1551.1.1.0.0.0.0.87.87.1.1.0....0...1c.2.64.psy-ab..0.1.86....0.M-wKZI3Vndw

in particular this link:

https://serverfault.com/questions/755194/ubuntu-15-10-server-w-possible-missing-firmware-lib-firmware-ast-dp501-fw-bin

Also see
https://www.google.de/search?source=hp&ei=3TdwW8mlM4K1sAfYpqWIAw&q=Possible+missing+firmware+%2Flib%2Ffirmware%2Fast_dp501_fw.bin+for+module+ast&oq=Possible+missing+firmware+%2Flib%2Ffirmware%2Fast_dp501_fw.bin+for+module+ast&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i22i30k1.2043.2043.0.2528.1.1.0.0.0.0.89.89.1.1.0....0...1c.2.64.psy-ab..0.1.89....0.fQR2IDIYWNk

especially this link:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1751613

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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