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Bug 448788

Summary: AMD 64 install CD: wireless network card not detected (lenovo T61, Intel Wireless 4965) - missing firmware
Product: Gentoo Release Media Reporter: gentoo
Component: InstallCDAssignee: Gentoo Release Team <releng>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: autobuild   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description gentoo 2012-12-27 07:54:59 UTC
CD image: install-amd64-minimal-20121210.iso    

Upon booting the install cd on my Lenovo T61, the wireless card is not detected. It's a

Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 

card. The iwl4965 drivers have been properly loaded, but the card is not detected due to missing firmware.

Dmesg output:

iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN, REV=0x4
iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: device EEPROM VER=0x36, CALIB=0x5
iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 19 802.11a channels
iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: irq 47 for MSI/MSI-X
iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: request for firmware file 'iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode' failed.
iwl4965 0000:03:00.0: no suitable firmware found!

Is it possible to include the firmware on the install cd?
Comment 1 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto (RETIRED) Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2013-06-17 22:32:39 UTC
This should now be fixed since the decompression of the initrd[1] was fixed and sys-kernel/linux-firmware[2].
Feel free to reopen this bug if you hit the same issue.

 [1] -;a=commitdiff;h=12f082c64a1720ac1e82e91ed6e3a0a452afa4aa
 [2] -;a=commit;h=08817c254b5c9e8f01e841fb7c8b746a7072b8ee