Warning from upgrages

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Aug 12 13:54:54 UTC 2018


On Sun, 12 Aug 2018 15:45:15 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>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.


Oops, both links are from the second Google search, wich actually is
the first search I've done _for you_. I guess I never did any research
regarding the warnings I get, since they are completely irrelevant.

I forgot to mention, that you usually should provide more information.
In this case you should have provided what Ubuntu release you are using
and even while it's obviously in this case, what was upgraded and what
action of the upgrade provided the output.

Usually "at the very end" is much to vague. The messages are detailed.
However, in this case it's clear.




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