Jelle de Jong wrote:
> Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
>> --- On Thu, 12/2/09, Jelle de Jong <> wrote:
>>> Hi Hin-Tak, could you provide some more information about
>>> the debian
>>> zd1211-firmware package versus the firmware package of the
>>> zd1211 project:
>>> What are the differences, how it the development related?
>> I am not sure what are you asking - I thought the 
>> paragraph is fairly clear. There are 3 drivers for the zd1211/zd1211b 
>> devices,
>> and the 3 drivers requires two different formats of firmware. (the firmware 
>> content is logically the same, but presented differently). 
> So far i understand this:
> I want to use the community driver, have support on it, do testing and
> create bug reports that are responded to.
> When I plug-in a zd121x based device on a clean debian sid
> installation it will say in dmesg it is missing firmware. The only
> firmware for the zd121x i can find on debian is the zd1211-firware
> package. After installing this some of my debices work and some do not
>  I created bug reports for those that do not work.
> If i read the following page correctly:
> This means that the debian zd1211-firware is firmware that is not
> designed for the community driver that is used in the default debian
> sid kernel ....? So using the zd1211-firware is actually wrong!
> If I read it correctly i should use the below firmware:
> With the community driver and the default debian kernel?
> Is the community firmware not packaged in debian? Where can I find it
> in debian and ubuntu?
> Please make it as clear as possible how the situation is.
> Thanks in advance for any info,
> Best regards,
> Jelle

I did some more research and tried to compare the Debian
zd1211-firmware package with the firmware that is tolled to use on the
wiki instead of the Debian package, but i cant find any difference in
file size or creation date. I am confused. Could somebody explain the
situation.. and what firmware should i use to get support?

"Firmware is pulled from userspace, get the files here.Debian users
beware: don't use the the zd1211-firmware package, as this is for
Debian's fork of the vendor-based driver"

and here is:

Both Debian package and sourceforge tar.gz seem to contain the same

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211b_ub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211b_uph
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211b_uphm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211b_uphr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.5K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211b_ur
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211_ub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211_uph
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211_uphm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.0K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211_uphr
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.5K 2007-10-04 13:47 zd1211_ur

Best regards,


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