Have opensuse 11.2 on a macbook white, the only thing that matters to me that I can't get to work is isight. I have the tools from FunkyM's repo....but what do I do now?? After downloading the isight firmware tools what would be the next steps to getting it to work?
I can't get the iSight working on 11.04. I've extracted the driver and put it in /lib/firmware, shutdown and restarted as per instructions. I even tried downloading the latest version (1.6) of isight-firmware-tools from source but that didn't make a difference.
lsusb still says:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05ac:8300 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight (no firmware loaded) and ls -l /lib/firmware/isight.fw says: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10871 2011-05-06 11:43 /lib/firmware/isight.fw I can't see any relevant messages in dmesg. Bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ls/+bug/762128
Although I had 11.04 running smoothly on my Macbook 4,1 (OS X 10.5) since it came out, I never bothered to actually test the iSight camera. So I fired up Cheese, but it claimed that it could not detect any webcam installed. gstreamer-properties does not list iSight either.I followed this article step by step: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ma...am/AppleiSight. After installing the firmware I pulled from my OS X partition, neither Cheese nor gstreamer picked up on my camera. As a matter of fact, I investigated further and realized that /dev/video0 does not even exist.The firmware seems to be recognized by the kernel, according to dmesg:Quote:
usbcore: registered new interface driver isight_firmwareI repeated the procedure in the article again after purging the firmware-tools package, but no dice. I resorted to booting back into OS X to use my webcam, but as you can imagine this is not very convenient heh.Does anyone have any advice as to where to go from here?EDIT: I ended up uninstalling the firmwire, since it caused my Macbook to become unresponsive (purple screen of death?) every time after coming out of sleep. I haven't found a solution for that either. For now I guess I'll keep my OS X on a partition to use iSight until something comes up to resolve this issue.
I can't my system because of this error: Code: linux-firmware: /lib/firmware/radeon/R700_rlc.bin exists in filesystem Note that in the beginning, it asks:
Code: :: Replace kernel26-firmware with core/linux-firmware? [Y/n] There are so many updates by now that the list fills in a few pages in the terminal! Also, I wonder why so many Arch updates get stuck or broken compared to almost any other distro? Is it poorly designed packages? Is it a design flaw in pacman/the package format?
I installed openSuSe 11.4 on a Lenovo W500 and noticed this error message upon bootup. The desktop login doesn't make it to the screen. I went into fail-safe mode as root. I know the issue is attributed to the R600_rlc.bin located in /lib/firmware/R600_rlc.bin. I attempt to make some config changes but the file is in binary. It could be a problem associated with the creation of the initrd but not certain. It's a dual-boot system running Windows 7 on the other partition
I'm trying to connect to my universities VPN, but I keep getting the error "VPN Connection Failed", which isn't very helpful. These instructions assume I'm using the Cisco VPN client on Windows, but surely vpnc on Ubuntu is very similar? (if not the same) I'm on 10.04 lucid, btw.Anyway, if there isn't something I can use to debug the problem, could someone suggest what settings I enter into the form?
I installed linux-image-4.1.0-trunk, when I boot into the kernel there's no wireless available. Dmesg indicates seems like the firmware is loaded, although firmware-iwlwifi is installed: ... [ 11.047031] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: firmware: failed to load iwlwifi-7265D-13.ucode (-2) [ 11.047039] iwlwifi 0000:04:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7265D-13.ucode failed with error -2
I ran a firmware test, after I discovered a bad memory stick on a 1 gb stick. Replaced my memory stick and just for grins ran a firmware test and I don't understand this:[Fail] Failed to locate HPET base [Fail] OS/2 memory hole test-The memory map has a memory hole between 15mb & 16mb.
Re-ran MEMTEST just to make sure my new memory was fine, no errors.My Linux OS appears to be running slower on boot-up than normal, What documentation there is on the internet on HPET is over my head.I ran SMART on the both drives. They were good. So I am a little stumpted.
Fedora 12, Kernel 2.6.33 stable. When i compile this kernel with radeon and KMS enabled i get the following:it take a whole minute for it to fall back to non kms setting, but what worse is the it won't find the damned firmware. i have this bin file almost every directory (/lib/firmware(redeon)) have in the the main source tree of the kernel before compiling and after. i tried to build it into the kernel (ext_firmware) blobs but no F...ing luck.
i've googled all night alongside compiling new kernel with diff settings (10 hours O.o run ) and no luck... there was something on mailing list the they are not going to include this firmware in the kernel ever(only git or something) and placingfirmware into the appropriate directory should fix everything.On the side note: i had Arch linux installed just recently (dont ask why i have swithched arch was perfect but: not LSB , thus ..well doesnt matter) nad i had 2.6.33.rc8 installed with KMS and all was freaking perfect... it had no problem finding that stupid firmware..
after installing Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.04, I'm experiencing tons and tons of complications with the wireless Internet connection. I have solved most of them. Now I have only one thing left. When I hit the drop-down menu for wireless connections, it says "Wireless connection (Firmware missing)"
I have installed the driver for my wireless card but what is the firmware? I honestly don't know what it is although it's very basic. I have a Broadcom 43xx as my wireless card (specifically 4306). How do I get the firmware for it? Do I find it in Windows? Also I cannot get b43-fwcutter because I have absolutely to Internet connection on Ubuntu. To post this, I'm using Windows.
I keep getting a warning messaged almost every time I reboot about Ubuntu running in low-graphics mode on a Macbook 5,1. This has been happening since Lucid Beta 1.
Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the system's kernel log for additional error messages and consult the NVIDIA README for details.
After I finish loading in low graphics mode I have to run "sudo nvidia-xconfig". Then, the next reboot the graphics card driver is loaded properly. Is anyone else experiencing this problem or have an idea how to correct it? I know it is a long shot, but do you think doing a fresh install of the stable release would work?
This problem has bothered me in both my previous install of 10.04 and my current one. Intermittently, booting into ubuntu results in ubuntu running in low-graphics mode, informing me that the Nvidia kernel module has failed to initialize.Running nvidia-xconfig does not help. Removing and then reinstalling the nvidia driver in Hardware drivers does not help. I experience the issue with both the 173 and current drivers.I love ubuntu, but this is making me seriously consider exploring other distros. Perhaps this not a bad thing - after I return from this exploration,
I am having connection problems with my Ralink card under Natty Narwhal (11.04) on my netbook. Since I bought the machine over 2 years ago, I have never done any hardware updates. Today I came a across a *.bin file to update the firmware on my card.
I'm a first time user of ubuntu and any other form of Linux. I decided to install ubuntu on an old Dell Latitude D600. The LAN controller is a Broadcom BCM4306 [14e4;4320] (rev 02). I honestly thought that once I installed ubuntu I would have no problem connecting to my wireless router. I was wrong.
A FAQ on this forum states that I need to install drivers/firmware because presumably there is no out of the box support. I read the FAQ [URL]..Debian and it seems that I need to get the driver/firmware then issue some command to put it where it needs to go.
Anyway, I've a decent understanding of the various Linux console commands and know how to work my way around a text editor or file system. But I can't seem to fix what's wrong with my computer. I'll list my info here and then discuss the most pressing issues that I need help with.
It's a 17" PowerBook G4, with Airport Extreme (which I understand is a headache all on its own: I'll likely get to that later)
Results of ~$ lspci:
I downloaded the most recent .iso for the PowerPC from [url], specifically the 4.4 GB DVD copy.
During installation, I told it to install only the Desktop Environment and Base System. Installation went through without a hitch, though it failed to connect properly to my Wireless card.
The first issue I encounter after booting is during the login. When logging in as a non-root user, I'm told to change my password immediately (root enforced). I've done this every time I've logged in. Immediately after when I log in I'm told that the system clock is wrong: It's currently set to Jan. 1, 1970. If I try to change it, I get a message saying that I can't, and my desktop won't load properly. If I ignore the system clock issue and try to change it in System > Administration > Time and Date later, after entering my admin password I get a message that says
Failed to run time-admin as user root.
Failed to communicate with gksu-helper.
Changing password for root.
Apparently the password issue is related to the Time and Date settings (according to Google), but I can't fix those because it wants me to change my password.
Actually,my ubuntu 9.1 was running smoothly but now it gives a message to install b43 firmware and a site name to install it.I could have installed it but ubuntu just get stuck after that message.Is there anyway to install through windows?