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Fabled One
June 16th, 2011, 05:32 PM
When I installed the kernel image I got

Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8105e-1.fw for module r8169I can boot/log in fine, but when I try to install video drivers (ATI Catalyst11.6 from AMD site) I get that same error.

When I try sudo apt-get update, I get:

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/chasedouglas/linux-firmware/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/chasedouglas/linux-firmware/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I have Ubuntu 11.04. I started with driver: 2.6.38-8-generic.

Here are the steps I followed to install the kernel v2.6.39-rc4:


Downloaded files from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.39-rc4-natty/ (http://kernel.ubuntu.com/%7Ekernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.39-rc4-natty/)
using sudo dpkg -i, installed the following in order:

linux-headers...all.deb
linux-headers..generic..64.deb
linux-image....64.deb


Restart

I originally got the firmware error after installing linux-image....64.deb.

I already tried fixing it according to this (http://askubuntu.com/questions/25732/possible-missing-firmware-lib-firmware-rtl-nic-rtl8168d-2-fw-for-module-r8169-wi):


I added the ppa:chasedouglas/linux-firmware

But that now just gives me the
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/chasedouglas/linux-firmware/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

When I apt-get update.

Anyone know what I broke?

echo6
July 2nd, 2011, 09:32 AM
It would appear that the latest kernel doesn't provide the realtek firmware.

Debian have recognised it is a bug, http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=561309

You could manually extract the needed files from the deb package found here
http://pkgs.org/debian-sid/debian-nonfree-i386/firmware-realtek_0.28_all.deb.html

n.b. You will get a conflict error if you try to install this package as it tries to replace a file which is already installed in the linux-firmware package.

My guess is that linux-firmware needs updating to include these missing files.

dino99
July 2nd, 2011, 10:02 AM
you should try with the latest 3.0.3 kernel