How-to : Fix the W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw for module bnx2



After an upgrade of the debian Squeeze kernel version (in order to fix a bnx2 / kernel bug :, I encounter the following error :


W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw for module bnx2



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The fix

Fixing this error is not very hard, just follow these few steps :

  1. Add the required repositories (non-free / backports) to your sources.list :
    deb squeeze-backports main contrib non-free
  2. apt-get update
  3. apt-get -t squeeze-backports install firmware-bnx2
  4. Check that the required firmware is where it belongs :
     ll /lib/firmware/bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 103868 Jan 21  2013 /lib/firmware/bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw


Here we are, you should be safely rebooting your server now :)



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