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* Re: Fwd: Asus x540m - RTL8723befw.bin and rtl8723befw_36.bin
       [not found] ` <12353dc2-5beb-7d65-54ee-5dd6cdd4fc47@ibk-consult.de>
@ 2019-09-09 15:38   ` Larry Finger
  2019-09-09 16:00     ` Joerg Kampmann
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Larry Finger @ 2019-09-09 15:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joerg Kampmann, linux-wireless; +Cc: kyle

On 9/9/19 9:32 AM, Joerg Kampmann wrote:
> Hallo I just posted a remark on Github concerning the above firmware! I applied 
> it on Debian 10 (buster) Linux ... Any idea on the causes of the fault? 
> *firmware is too big*
> 
> The machine is a notebook from ASUS: X540M - this notebook has only 3 USB-slots 
> no LAN, no CD drive -- Debian buster requires during installation: rtlwifi/

No. Both those firmware files work just fine on my openSUSE system.

The md5sums for the firmware are as follows:
1850c1308fbcd95e9f6a7f58ede1e35f  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin
a2c544e90d41fa9097b18ba86f11bec9  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin.xz
bc828ddc6cd700abb79a8df5794bcf04  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin
7c310f301623cf16211ef5b4a3a3078d  /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin.xz

The sizes for the uncompressed modules are:
31762 /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin
30746 /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin

Larry




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* Re: Fwd: Asus x540m - RTL8723befw.bin and rtl8723befw_36.bin
  2019-09-09 15:38   ` Fwd: Asus x540m - RTL8723befw.bin and rtl8723befw_36.bin Larry Finger
@ 2019-09-09 16:00     ` Joerg Kampmann
  2019-09-09 16:15       ` Larry Finger
  2019-09-09 17:01       ` Larry Finger
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Joerg Kampmann @ 2019-09-09 16:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Larry Finger, linux-wireless; +Cc: kyle

This seems to be very strange. Does anybody have an explanation for this 
strange behaviour?

Am 09.09.19 um 17:38 schrieb Larry Finger:
> On 9/9/19 9:32 AM, Joerg Kampmann wrote:
>> Hallo I just posted a remark on Github concerning the above firmware! 
>> I applied it on Debian 10 (buster) Linux ... Any idea on the causes 
>> of the fault? *firmware is too big*
>>
>> The machine is a notebook from ASUS: X540M - this notebook has only 3 
>> USB-slots no LAN, no CD drive -- Debian buster requires during 
>> installation: rtlwifi/
>
> No. Both those firmware files work just fine on my openSUSE system.
>
> The md5sums for the firmware are as follows:
> 1850c1308fbcd95e9f6a7f58ede1e35f /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin
> a2c544e90d41fa9097b18ba86f11bec9 
> /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin.xz
> bc828ddc6cd700abb79a8df5794bcf04 /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin
> 7c310f301623cf16211ef5b4a3a3078d /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin.xz
>
> The sizes for the uncompressed modules are:
> 31762 /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin
> 30746 /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin
>
> Larry
>
>
>
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* Re: Fwd: Asus x540m - RTL8723befw.bin and rtl8723befw_36.bin
  2019-09-09 16:00     ` Joerg Kampmann
@ 2019-09-09 16:15       ` Larry Finger
  2019-09-09 19:55         ` Joerg Kampmann
  2019-09-09 17:01       ` Larry Finger
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Larry Finger @ 2019-09-09 16:15 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joerg Kampmann, linux-wireless; +Cc: kyle

On 9/9/19 11:00 AM, Joerg Kampmann wrote:
> This seems to be very strange. Does anybody have an explanation for this strange 
> behaviour?

I just searched the entire kernel source for the message "firmware is too big". 
The only place it was found was "drivers/media/platform/s5p-mfc/s5p_mfc_ctrl.c: 
         mfc_err("MFC firmware is too big to be loaded\n");". I do not think 
that is the problem. :)

Have you tried any other distros? A Live Medium should let you know if it has 
the same problem.

Larry



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* Re: Fwd: Asus x540m - RTL8723befw.bin and rtl8723befw_36.bin
  2019-09-09 16:00     ` Joerg Kampmann
  2019-09-09 16:15       ` Larry Finger
@ 2019-09-09 17:01       ` Larry Finger
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Larry Finger @ 2019-09-09 17:01 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Joerg Kampmann, linux-wireless; +Cc: kyle

On 9/9/19 11:00 AM, Joerg Kampmann wrote:
> This seems to be very strange. Does anybody have an explanation for this strange 
> behaviour?

I tried booting a Debian Buster LXFE live iso. It has NO wireless firmware at 
all, and is completely useless unless you have a wired network!

What files are in /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/?

Larry



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* Re: Fwd: Asus x540m - RTL8723befw.bin and rtl8723befw_36.bin
  2019-09-09 16:15       ` Larry Finger
@ 2019-09-09 19:55         ` Joerg Kampmann
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Joerg Kampmann @ 2019-09-09 19:55 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Larry Finger, linux-wireless; +Cc: kyle

Thanks a lot, Larry. this computer is not mine. it belongs to a refugee 
coming from Georgia (formerly ussr) ... She got this ASUS stuff from a 
company in Litvania ... strange history. I am working on that problem on 
a voluntary base ... and this started already 3 weeks ago ...


Am 09.09.19 um 18:15 schrieb Larry Finger:
> On 9/9/19 11:00 AM, Joerg Kampmann wrote:
>> This seems to be very strange. Does anybody have an explanation for 
>> this strange behaviour?
>
> I just searched the entire kernel source for the message "firmware is 
> too big". The only place it was found was 
> "drivers/media/platform/s5p-mfc/s5p_mfc_ctrl.c: mfc_err("MFC firmware 
> is too big to be loaded\n");". I do not think that is the problem. :)
>
> Have you tried any other distros? A Live Medium should let you know if 
> it has the same problem.
>
> Larry
>
>
-- 
=============================================================================
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D-31228 Peine +49-177-276-3140
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www.xing.com/hp/Joerg_Kampmann
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