linux-firmware-nonfree deleted from xenial. Old .fw crashes kernel

Bug #1607530 reported by Wolfgang on 2016-07-28
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linux-firmware (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

My 'DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold' tuner used to work fine under 14.04 using dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw which was part of linux-firmware-nonfree. That package no longer exists in 16.04 but dvb-usb is still looking for dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw:

[1099531.611529] dvb-usb: found a 'DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
[1099531.611577] usb 1-2: Direct firmware load for dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw failed with error -2
[1099531.611581] dvb-usb: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw) Please see linux/Documentation/dvb/ for more details on firmware-problems. (-2)
[1099531.611587] dvb_usb_cxusb: probe of 1-2:1.0 failed with error -22
[1099531.611670] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_cxusb

I tried adding dvb-usb-bluebird-01.fw to /lib/firmware but that crashes the kernel as soon as the usb device is detected. Have not debugged this further but the system stops listening to mouse, keyboard, ssh attempts and anything else short of the power button. No messages in the log.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: linux-firmware 1.157.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Thu Jul 28 13:29:34 2016

InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-07-10 (18 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: linux-firmware
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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