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Loading firmware for USB device after boot
Is it possible to load firmware for a USB device subsequent to boot?
I assume there must be, NetBSD is not MS-Windows, and I think even MS-Windows
could load firmware for a USB device connected after boot.
In this case, the USB device is a wireless network adapter, Atheros AR9271, on
motherboard but apparently the boot process is too impatient. Sometimes the
firmware is loaded, but most of the time not.
I believe OpenBSD has a firmware loader, but can't find anything similar in
NetBSD-current or any other NetBSD.
Or maybe that firmware loader is just a downloader-installer for firmware that
can not be distributed with OpenBSD base system due to license restrictions.
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