[Mageia-dev] Removal of non-free firmware from core section

Anssi Hannula anssi at mageia.org
Tue Nov 8 15:35:26 CET 2011

On 08.11.2011 00:58, José Jorge wrote:
> Le lundi 7 novembre 2011 23:26:19, Anssi Hannula a écrit :
>> The most notable examples of affected firmware are
>> - ATI/AMD Radeon cards (free driver)
>> - Broadcom Tigon3 Gigabit Ethernet
>> - Intel PRO/100 Ethernet
>> - Matrox G200/G400/G550
> I have used Broadcom Tigon3 and ATI/AMD Radeon x700 without firmware, and it 
> works basicaly enough to allow users to decide to get the firmware by them 
> selves.

So Tigon3 works to some degree without firmware?

That's good to hear. I don't have my tg3 system in use anymore.

> So I'd say yes it can and should move to non-free, as it is even possible to 
> use this hardware without it.

Anssi Hannula

More information about the Mageia-dev mailing list