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Re: kern/52411: Cannot load iwn0 firmware (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200
On 17 July 2017 at 15:24, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 05:55:00PM +0000, Donald Allen wrote:
>> Either the firmware is supposed to be installed by the installer or it
>> must be installed via a package. If the former, as seems likely, then
>> it should have been there, and there was circumstantial evidence that
>> I cited in my original report that it was. If so, then there was
>> another issue besides the absence of the correct firmware file.
> The package is only needed for ancient releases and it doesn't even
> cover newer versions of the firmware interface contract.
>> I will close by saying that there has been no response to my comment
>> about the documentation problem. I think it's a serious issue and not
>> just in the wifi area. It does no good to produce good software that
>> is undocumented and therefore difficult or impossible to use.
> Frankly, I see nothing useful in this bug report that can be acted upon.
> No dmesg, no precise error message, nothing. Just "It doesn't work for
> me". At this point, I'm really considering just closing the PR as
> "Thanks for testing, sorry, that it didn't work".
Fine. Close it. By the way, show me where the bug reporting mechanism
says "Please include a dmesg". This is consistent with keeping other
essential information about the system a secret. A recipe for oblivion
and you are almost there.
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