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[SOLVED] WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

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[SOLVED] WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by philotux » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:51 am

Hi,

During a couple of recent updates, I'll get the following warnings:
[2019-03-01 22:29] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
[2019-03-01 22:29] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
Same thing for the updates I did on 2019-03-04
[2019-03-04 17:43] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
[2019-03-04 17:43] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
Searching the web, I came across https://gist.github.com/imrvelj/c65cd5c ... 4f5a3f7a6d regarding the exact same issue



But before doing anything on my own, I wanted to consult you about this.

Since my system seems to be running just fine, do you think I should just ignore these warnings or I should proceed as indicated in the instructions above?
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Re: WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by darknetmatrix » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:17 pm

As you self say

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Since my system seems to be running just fine
imo you should just ignore these warnings.
aic94xx is a driver for: https://storage.microsemi.com/en-us/sup ... sas-44300/
Have you that in your system?
The same for the wd719x driver it's for Western Digital hardware, possible a WD7193 SCSI card, do you have these card in your system?
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Re: WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by philotux » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:37 pm

darknetmatrix wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:17 pm
aic94xx is a driver for: https://storage.microsemi.com/en-us/sup ... sas-44300/
Have you that in your system?
The same for the wd719x driver it's for Western Digital hardware, possible a WD7193 SCSI card, do you have these card in your system?
No, I have none of the above in my system.
My system runs great and I am happy that there is nothing wrong with it.

Thank you so much for replying and putting my mind at ease.

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Re: [SOLVED] WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by erikdubois » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:55 pm

I have also two of those...

installing or not installing does not change anything.

Being lazy and having a whatever attitude I do not install it.
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Re: [SOLVED] WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by philotux » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:06 pm

erikdubois wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:55 pm
Being lazy and having a whatever attitude I do not install it.
:lol:
Right there with you on this!

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Re: [SOLVED] WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by GranMain » Tue May 28, 2019 8:13 pm

Hi.. I'm suspicious that actually this is a false warning from mkinitcpio, as in the cases that are mentioned on the wiki page that Trilby linked. I mean I also doubt that I have such a hardware. In order to check this I followed the upstream URL link of the wd719x-firmware package, and found out that the firmware is for Western Digital PCI-SCSI host adapters.

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Re: [SOLVED] WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by erikdubois » Wed May 29, 2019 6:39 am

If no issues then no worries


that is a sentence with copyright Erik Dubois.

LIke in previous post I just looked upon two mentions about '''"'possible""" missing drivers just this morning in the "update".

I follow my students on this matter.

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Re: [SOLVED] WARNING: Possibly missing firmware

Post by erikdubois » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:16 am

Yes you can install the packages from AUR.

the difference is that you do not see the error messages anymore.

That is it.

For the rest no improvement or is it worse.

Normally I do not install these things. Only if I got the time or if I am fed up seeing them.
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