Please include keyspan firmware

Bug #334285 reported by Laurent Bigonville
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Low
Tim Gardner
Intrepid
Won't Fix
Undecided
Tim Gardner
Jaunty
Won't Fix
Undecided
Tim Gardner
Karmic
Fix Released
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)
affects: linux-firmware (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
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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)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: New → In Progress
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
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)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → karmic-alpha-2
status: New → Fix Committed
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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
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Benjamin Herrenschmidt (benh-kernel) wrote :

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.

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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.

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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?

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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
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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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