Please include keyspan firmware

Bug #334285 reported by Laurent Bigonville on 2009-02-25
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Low
Tim Gardner
Intrepid
Undecided
Tim Gardner
Jaunty
Undecided
Tim Gardner
Karmic
Low
Tim Gardner

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-firmware

Hi,

Could you please include keyspan firmware.

Today I was trying to use a serial to usb converter and it requires a firmware. I had to fetch the FC10 rpm package and extract the firmware from it to make the converter works.

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Mike Basinger (mike.basinger) wrote :

I second this request.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2009-05-11
affects: linux-firmware (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

SRU Justification for Intrepid/Jaunty/Karmic

Impact: Keyspan USB serial devices do not work without firmware

Patch Description: Enable firmware to be included in the Keyspan kernel module.

Patch: UBUNTU: Enable amd64 -generic keyspan firmware

Test Case: Insert Keyspan serial device. Check dmesg for:

'keyspan 6-1:1.0: Keyspan - (without firmware) converter detected'

When firmware is loaded from the kernel modules it will say:

'firmware: using built-in firmware keyspan/usa49w.fw'

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Intrepid):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → intrepid-updates
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2009-05-11
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: New → In Progress
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2009-05-11
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Jaunty):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → jaunty-updates
status: New → In Progress
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2009-05-11
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → karmic-alpha-2
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 2.6.30-5.6

---------------
linux (2.6.30-5.6) karmic; urgency=low

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * [Config] Enable Keyspan USB serial device firmware in kernel module
    - LP: #334285

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * rebased to 2.6.30-rc5

 -- Tim Gardner <email address hidden> Mon, 11 May 2009 12:02:16 -0600

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Please fix in Jaunty !

Every second ubuntu release seems to break the keyspan firmwares ... last time it was the config option not enabled, this time I suppose it's something else, and everytime we have to battle to get them back. Waiting for the next release isn't a reasonable option for a regression like that.

Cheers,
Ben.

cycler (cycler) wrote :

As a work around, I converted kernel-firmware-2.6.29.1-1.rt4.1.fc10.ccrma.noarch.rpm for Fedora 10 to a deb package with alien and installed. Seems to work great with my Jaunty 2.6.28-11-generic kernel.

My Keyspan USB serial adapter works perfectly now.

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/12397182/com/kernel-firmware-2.6.29.1-1.rt4.1.fc10.ccrma.noarch.rpm.html

It will probably break with the next kernel release, but it got me back up and going for a little while again.

Mei (ddouthitt) wrote :

Seven months and no fix?? There are more bug reports being added on this topic: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware/+bug/357865

When will Jaunty and Intrepid be fixed?

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

This isn't going to get fixed in Jaunty.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Jaunty):
importance: Low → Undecided
milestone: jaunty-updates → none
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Intrepid is obsolete and no longer supported.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Intrepid):
importance: Low → Undecided
milestone: intrepid-updates → none
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
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