Backported firmware-nonfree from Debian sid (testers needed)

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  • #39632
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    anticapitalista

    MX team has backported the latest firmware-nonfree from Debian sid for use on buster-based distros such as antiX-19.

    They are available in the repos, but users/testers will need to add the word dev after nosystemd in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

    Let me know if any issues arise.

    Thanks.

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    #39636
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    Anti? Is this only for sid repo users?

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    #39638
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    No, it’s for buster users.

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    Tested on two different devices and all seems to work properly as before (realtek wifi and bluetooth). No negative experiences compared to before the upgrade.

    Are these the firmware packages (original -> update)?

    firmware-iwlwifi:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-realtek:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-amd-graphics:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-myricom:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-atheros:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-libertas:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-netxen:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-intelwimax:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-linux-nonfree:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-brcm80211:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-intel-sound:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-qlogic:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-misc-nonfree:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-bnx2x:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-bnx2:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)
    firmware-ipw2x00:amd64 (20190717-1~mx19+1, 20200619-1~mx19+1)

    After many months, I finally got my bluetooth to work on my cheap chinese tablet. But the firmware I needed wasn’t included in the firmware-realtek package.
    Could you ask the MX team if they can include rtl8723bs_config-OBDA8723.bin and rtl8723bs_fw.bin in the next firmware-realtek package version? I just tested them and they work (finally I have bluetooth on my cherrytrail tablet!).

    Thanks for your work.

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    Thanks Xecure. Yes, you have the new updates.

    Have you tried connman-bluetooth-firmware-antix since it provides both rtl8723bs_config-OBDA8723.bin and rtl8723bs_fw.bin?

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    I just updated the same firmware as Xecure on my T430 still works, will still be using ceni.

    After the updates I removed dev from the antiX list. As there were some other updates in the list with dev.

    T430 i7-3632QM 16gb , antiX-19.2.1-runit_x64-base Hannie Schaft 29 March 2020 , 5.8.16-antix.1-amd64-smp

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    Have you tried connman-bluetooth-firmware-antix since it provides both rtl8723bs_config-OBDA8723.bin and rtl8723bs_fw.bin?

    Ok, now I feel dumb. Sorry for not checking first.

    I cannot get connman or blueman-applet to detect my bluetooth device (no option to “switch it on”, and dmesg | grep -i bluetooth shows no errors (and bluetoothctl shows no bluetooth device either). I will try again next time I reinstall (hopefully antiX 20), as how I have everything set up works as I want it to. From a live USB antiX 19.2 core + fluxbox + networkmanager + blueman-applet I get bluetooth working perfectly, but I will have to test it out with connman-bluetooth-firmware-antix next.

    Thanks a lot for pointing it out. I will test things soon with a live 19.2 full release to see if I can get bluetooth to work with connman.

    #39648
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    Thank you Xecure!
    I was probably being too presumptuous in putting those binaries in a package called connman.

    BTW – there will not be an antiX-20.
    The next version will be antiX-19.3 and our new stable release (Bullseye-based) will probably appear in 2021.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by anticapitalista.

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    #39652
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    BTW – there will not be an antiX-20.
    The next version will be antiX-19.3 and our new stable release (Bullseye-based) will probably appear in 2021.

    Makes sense. Releasing a new big number edition when new debian stable version comes up, as with 17. Makes more sense for big changes.

    Thanks for your hard work.

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    nevermind

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