This time I did not install firmware-linux-nonfree. I opted to avoid it and found that everything is working fine (well, my wireless indicator light doesn't work, but the adaptor does, so it's cool). Anyway, the last call to
update-initramfs produced this error:
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso5.bin for module tg3 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin for module tg3 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/tigon/tg3.bin for module tg3
It is apparently the firmware for my ethernet adaptor. That is working fine, same as last install. How do I suppress this warning or fix the problem. I don't want the nonfree fw package as it conflicts with my AMD gf fw.