[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] New core package: linux-firmware

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at verizon.net
Wed May 19 18:49:32 EDT 2010

On 05/19/2010 06:40 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 20.05.2010 00:30, schrieb Matthew Monaco:
>> Maybe this is a little premature, or altogether irrelevant, but now that
>> we're reorganizing all of the firmware what can we expect in terms of
>> its inclusion in the initcpio?
>> Is there a direct relationship between modules and firmware so that just
>> what's needed can be loaded automatically? Is it too much to just take
>> it all with a 'firmware' hook?
> Required firmware is added to the initramfs automatically - at least the
> firmware files that are listed in 'modinfo' of the module in question.
> Beyond that, there is nothing we can do.

Does anyone know what the point of that radeon hook in the AUR is then? All it 
does is add the radeon module and include the "radeon" firmware files - which I 
see are listed by 'modinfo radeon' anyway.

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