Public bug reported:

A user with 12.04 + Trusty HWE to support RTL8188 is missing the
matching firmware since it is not included in the 12.04 linux-firmware
package; It is in the 13.04 and later packages.

modinfo $(awk '/10EC.*8179/{print $3}' /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.*) | 
grep ^firmware
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8188efw.bin

12.04:

/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192defw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin

13.04:

/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188efw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192defw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin

** Affects: linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
     Importance: High
         Status: Triaged

** Changed in: linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

** Changed in: linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

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Title:
  12.04 missing rtlwifi/rtl8188efw.bin when HWE is installed

Status in “linux-firmware” package in Ubuntu:
  Triaged

Bug description:
  A user with 12.04 + Trusty HWE to support RTL8188 is missing the
  matching firmware since it is not included in the 12.04 linux-firmware
  package; It is in the 13.04 and later packages.

  modinfo $(awk '/10EC.*8179/{print $3}' /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.*) | 
grep ^firmware
  firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8188efw.bin

  12.04:

  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192defw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin

  13.04:

  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188efw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192defw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin

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