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How and when will the firmware files arrive to Debian? They'll arrive in the same way as usual, via a firmware-nonfree update; since linux-firmware now includes the Atheros update, the new files should be included. As to when, only the maintainer knows that; you should really file a bug so that he's aware that an update could be useful: reportbug firmware-...


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You can not replace the built-in nouveau drivers, but you can deactivate them on system startup. Boot from the Fedora installation media, select the Start Fedora entry. Press the E key and add the boot parameter nouveau.modeset=0. Press Ctrl + X to boot into Fedora Live ... perform the installation. When finished - reboot and select the Fedora entry in ...


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Skylake support isn't currently all that good in Linux in general. Furthermore, the default kernel in Debian 8.4 (and the associated firmware) is too old... You should try the updates available in the backports: echo deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jessie-backports.list (as root), then ...


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Files in /dev are mostly created by the udev process which receives events from the kernel by listening to the netlink socket for NETLINK_KOBJECT_UEVENT (see man 7 netlink). The events are sent when a new kernel object (kobject) is created. These objects are also seen in the /sys sysfs filesystem. In particular, files named dev in the /sys/devices subtree ...


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From: http://developer.toradex.com/device-tree-customization Nodes can be referenced using the ampersand (&) character and the label. Overwriting properties To overwrite a property, the node needs to be referenced using the ampersand character and the label. Later device tree entries overwrite earlier entries (the sequence order of entries is what ...


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The kernel doesn't log module operations in a centralised manner, each module can log whatever it wants (using printk()). The USB module logs "Initializing USB Mass Storage Driver..." etc.; but the FCoE drivers only log messages when errors occur — if everything loads correctly they're silent. Many modules work this way; the tendency is to minimize the ...


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Linux drivers are kernel modules. This means they can be part of the big binary file that is the kernel (and therefore built-in), or loaded later after the kernel starts. The only drivers you really have to have built into the kernel are those to access the root filesystem. Even then, it's possible to have a useable system without such drivers if you ...


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Unlike certain other operating systems such as Windows, which builds a list of the hardware with its corresponding drivers that it will follow every boot, many Linux distributions will include kernel modules to support most hardware configurations to provide the ease of use that you seem to like. Doing that obviously makes the boot process longer as the ...


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In EL4 the lspci command is /sbin/lspci . Commands in /sbin/, /usr/sbin/ can be run as root only. The same for lsmod, IIRR. 'lshw' is always an extra package : /sbin/lshw 'update-pciids' is available from a third party package. Note : The old RHEL 4 (kernel 2.6.9) Was released 2005, and supported until 2011.


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The iwl3945 driver is for Intel wifi devices. The Netgear WG111v3 doesn't use that driver. The Thinkpad x60s are shipped with Intel Wifi, so maybe it's a boot time hardware conflict, or the drivers need tweaking. The x60s is supposed to have a switch to turn off wifi. Before booting turn off that switch, then try booting. If that fails, (with the ...


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You need to build a new kernel. The Brodcom BCM43142 is working under the 3.2.81 kernel version. To get some idea about the problem we can refer to the Bug report posted by @stephen-kitt 1) Remove the bcmwl driver 2) Compile the 3.2.81 Kernel 3) Re-install the broadcom-sta-dkms



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