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== Available firmware ==
 
== Available firmware ==
  
* {{package|aic94xx-firmware}} - Adaptec SAS 44300, 48300, 58300 Sequencer Firmware for AIC94xx driver
 
 
* {{package|alsa-firmware}} - for several ALSA-supported sound cards
 
* {{package|alsa-firmware}} - for several ALSA-supported sound cards
* {{package|asterisk|asterisk-firmware}} - for the Digium S101I (IAXy)
 
* {{package|ar9170-firmware}} - for Atheros AR9170 wireless network adapters
 
 
* {{package|atmel-firmware}} - for Atmel at76c50x wireless network chips
 
* {{package|atmel-firmware}} - for Atmel at76c50x wireless network chips
* {{package|b43-openfwwf}} - for some Broadcom 43xx series WLAN chip
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* {{package|b43-openfwwf}} - for some Broadcom 43xx series WLAN chips
 
* {{package|bfa-firmware}} - for Brocade Fibre Channel HBA
 
* {{package|bfa-firmware}} - for Brocade Fibre Channel HBA
* {{package|cx18-firmware}} - for Conexant cx23418-based video capture devices
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* {{package|crystalhd-firmware}}
* {{package|ipw2100-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 network adaptors
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* {{package|ipw2100-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 network adapters
* {{package|ipw2200-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 network adaptors
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* {{package|ipw2200-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 network adapters
 
* {{package|iscan-firmware}} - for Epson flatbed scanners
 
* {{package|iscan-firmware}} - for Epson flatbed scanners
 
* {{package|ivtv-firmware}} - for the Hauppauge PVR 250/350/150/500/USB2 model series
 
* {{package|ivtv-firmware}} - for the Hauppauge PVR 250/350/150/500/USB2 model series
* {{package|iwl1000-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 1000 B/G/N network adaptors
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* {{package|iwl100-firmware}} - for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 100 Series adapters
* {{package|iwl3945-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 A/B/G network adaptors
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* {{package|iwl1000-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 1000 B/G/N network adapters
* {{package|iwl4965-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965 A/G/N network adaptors
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* {{package|iwl105-firmware}} - for Intel® Centrino Wireless-N 105 network adapters
* {{package|iwl5000-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 5000 A/G/N network adaptors
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* {{package|iwl135-firmware}} - for Intel® Centrino Wireless-N 135 network adapters
* {{package|iwl5150-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 5150 A/G/N network adaptors
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* {{package|iwl2000-firmware}} - for Intel® Centrino Wireless-N 2000 network adapters
* {{package|iwl6000-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 6000 A/G/N network adaptors
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* {{package|iwl2030-firmware}} - for Intel® Centrino Wireless-N 2030 network adapters
* {{package|iwl6050-firmware}} - for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 6050 Series Adapters
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* {{package|iwl3160-firmware}} - for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 3160 network adapters
* {{package|libertas-sd8686-firmware}} - for Marvell Libertas SD 8686 Network Adapter
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* {{package|iwl3945-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 A/B/G network adapters
* {{package|libertas-usb8388-firmware}} - for Marvell Libertas USB 8388 Network Adapter
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* {{package|iwl4965-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965 A/G/N network adapters
* {{package|linux-firmware}} - firmware files used by the Linux kernel
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* {{package|iwl5000-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 5000 A/G/N network adapters
* {{package|midisport-firmware}} - for the M-Audio/Midiman USB MIDI and Audio devices
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* {{package|iwl5150-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 5150 A/G/N network adapters
* {{package|ql2100-firmware}} - for qlogic 2100 devices
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* {{package|iwl6000-firmware}} - for Intel® PRO/Wireless 6000 A/G/N network adapters
* {{package|ql2200-firmware}} - for qlogic 2200 devices
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* {{package|iwl6000g2a-firmware}} - for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 6005 network adapters
* {{package|ql23xx-firmware}} - for qlogic 23xx devices
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* {{package|iwl6000g2b-firmware}} - for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 6030 network adapters
* {{package|ql2400-firmware}} - for qlogic 2400 devices
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* {{package|iwl6050-firmware}} - for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 6050 network adapters
* {{package|ql2500-firmware}} - for qlogic 2500 devices
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* {{package|iwl7260-firmware}} - for Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 7260 network adapters
* {{package|rt61pci-firmware}} - for Ralink® RT2561/RT2661 A/B/G network adaptors
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* {{package|libertas-sd8686-firmware}} - for Marvell Libertas SD 8686 network adapters
* {{package|rt73usb-firmware}} - for Ralink® RT2571W/RT2671 A/B/G network adaptors
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* {{package|libertas-sd8787-firmware}} - for Marvell Libertas SD 8787 network adapters
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* {{package|libertas-usb8388-firmware}} - for Marvell Libertas USB 8388 network adapters
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* {{package|libertas-usb8388-olpc-firmware}} - for Marvell Libertas USB 8388 network adapters used in OLPC
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* {{package|linux-firmware}} - various firmware files used by the Linux kernel
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* {{package|midisport-firmware}} - for the M-Audio/Midiman USB MIDI and audio devices
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* {{package|uhd|uhd-firmware}} - for Ettus Research products
 
* {{package|zd1211-firmware}} - for wireless devices based on zd1211 chipset
 
* {{package|zd1211-firmware}} - for wireless devices based on zd1211 chipset
  
 
== Tools for loading/extracting/dealing with firmware ==
 
== Tools for loading/extracting/dealing with firmware ==
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* {{package|alsa-tools|alsa-tools-firmware}} - tools for uploading firmware to some soundcards
 
* {{package|alsa-tools|alsa-tools-firmware}} - tools for uploading firmware to some soundcards
 
* {{package|b43-fwcutter}} - firmware extraction tool for Broadcom wireless driver
 
* {{package|b43-fwcutter}} - firmware extraction tool for Broadcom wireless driver
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== Orphaned Packages ==
 
== Orphaned Packages ==
  
* {{package|ueagle-atm4-firmware}} - for usb adsl modems based on Eagle IV chipset. It was included into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|aic94xx-firmware}} - Adaptec SAS 44300, 48300, 58300 Sequencer Firmware for AIC94xx driver.
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* {{package|ar9170-firmware}} - for Atheros AR9170 wireless network adapters. Superseded by carl9170 available in {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|asterisk|asterisk-firmware}} - for the Digium S101I (IAXy). It was included into main package, {{package|asterisk}}.
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* {{package|cx18-firmware}} - for Conexant cx23418-based video capture devices. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|netxen-firmware}} - for Conexant cx23418-based video capture devices. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|ql2100-firmware}} - for qlogic 2100 devices. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|ql2200-firmware}} - for qlogic 2200 devices. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|ql23xx-firmware}} - for qlogic 23xx devices. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|ql2400-firmware}} - for qlogic 2400 devices. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|ql2500-firmware}} - for qlogic 2500 devices. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|rt61pci-firmware}} - for Ralink® RT2561/RT2661 A/B/G network adaptors. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|rt73usb-firmware}} - for Ralink® RT2571W/RT2671 A/B/G network adaptors. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
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* {{package|ueagle-atm4-firmware}} - for usb adsl modems based on Eagle IV chipset. Merged into {{package|linux-firmware}}.
  
 
== Packagers/Reviewers/People interested ==
 
== Packagers/Reviewers/People interested ==

Revision as of 12:31, 19 July 2016

Fedora Firmware Special Interest Group

Mission

Goal: to get all legally available firmware needed to get devices to work packaged for / in Fedora so that a users devices which require firmware will just work

We aim to accomplish this goal through a variety of activities:

  • Creating packages of firmware
  • Contact manufacturers asking them under which conditions their firmware may be redistributed
  • Contact manufacturers requesting them to modify their firmware redistribution conditions, to make them Fedora compatible


Available firmware

Tools for loading/extracting/dealing with firmware

Firmware and related tools being packaged

  • gobi_loader - a firmware loader for Qualcomm Gobi USB chipsets.

Firmware currently missing from Fedora

Notice that this is just a list of firmware which we would like to see in Fedora, firmware in this list has NOT been checked yet for proper licensing.

Networking Devices

  • 3Com Bluetooth Wireless PC Card 3CRWB6096
  • Thomson SpeedTouch 330 USB
  • sil (for prism and prism_pci)

Multimedia Devices

  • AV7110 based DVB cards ( link )
  • OREN or51211 and 51132 demodulators ( link )
  • various USB TV devices ( link )
  • R5U87x based webcams ( link )

Orphaned Packages

Packagers/Reviewers/People interested

Packaging guidelines

In addition to the standard Packaging:Guidelines, it is important to realise that firmware does not need to be under a free software / oss license. As long as it may be freely redistributed without restrictions, it may be packaged.

List of firmware which we can NOT package

  • b43-firmware and b43legacy-firmware - Broadcom refuses to re-license them under redistributable license. Please, try Package-x-generic-16.pngb43-openfwwf first. Perhaps, you'll be fully satisfied with this drop-in replacement.
  • bluez-firmware - Bluetooth firmware distributed by the BlueZ project. We didn't get permissions from Broadcom to distribute them.

References