Hello Bernd, or anyone else affected, Accepted linux-firmware into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux- firmware/1.157.8 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.
Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users. If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision. Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance! -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux-firmware in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1605974 Title: usbduxsigma_firmware.bin: old version causes driver crash Status in linux-firmware package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in linux-firmware source package in Xenial: Fix Committed Bug description: SRU Justification Impact: The usbduxsigma firmware is out of date and causes the driver to fail. This is fixed by updating the firmware from upstream linux- firmware. Test Case: Using the driver with the old firmware fails. Using it with the new firmware does not. Regression potential: The firmware is only used by the one driver so there is no potential for regression anywhere else, and the driver already isn't working with the old firmware. --- The firmware of the usbduxsigma (alongside with the usbduxsigma.c) was updated in 2015 during a major rewrite but its binary was still the old one which causes the kernel driver to fail. I've submitted a patch to the kernel people (see below). However, as a quick fix could you also apply the patch to the package directly to have this fixed now and then we can wait until it trickles down from the kernel. I'm the maintainer of both the firmware and the drivers. This affects both 32 and 64 bit distros. Best, /Bernd Porr (www.linux-usb-daq.co.uk) Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Release: 16.04 linux-firmware: Installed: 1.157.2 Candidate: 1.157.2 Version table: *** 1.157.2 500 500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages 500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 1.157 500 500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages 500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages Expect to happen: plug in a duxduxsigma device, start comedirecord and see the signals plotted Happens instead: plug in a duxduxsigma device, start comedirecord and GARBLED DATA shows up / crash Fix: install this patch (new version of the firmware binary) ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: linux-firmware 1.157.2 [modified: lib/firmware/usbduxsigma_firmware.bin] ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13 Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: Unity Date: Sun Jul 24 10:04:19 2016 Dependencies: InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-09 (957 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20131209) PackageArchitecture: all SourcePackage: linux-firmware UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-07-23 (0 days ago) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware/+bug/1605974/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp