debian from ethernet to wifi

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Mon Sep 14 19:32:25 UTC 2015

This is nonfree firmware or at least some of it is.  Debian installer 
told me I need rt2870.bin b43/ucode5.fw  then there was a space and b43 
and another space open/ucode5.fw.  I think I can search with apt-file 
onc I get it downloaded.

On Sun, 13 Sep 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 04:55:24
> From: Tony Baechler <tony at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: debian from ethernet to wifi
> Yes, but in most cases, the kernel loads the right firmware module 
> automatically, so it doesn't really matter what the card is.  The exception 
> is if the firmware is non-free, but since it's showing up in dmesg, that 
> probably isn't an issue.
> On 9/12/2015 9:40 AM, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
>> I didn't tell him that because he hadn't yet checked out his card to find 
>> out what it was.
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