With 2.6.27 kernel, firmware for drivers is not always included in drivers
Please add an option to install firmware or check kernel config and automatically include make firmware_install command when firmware blobs are excluded from kernel.
Sorry that no one got back to you in time.
Is this feature request still valid?
If I do not hear anything in two weeks I may close this bug.
I believe it will be a nice to have feature....
If I interpreted your request correctly, this patch may help:
The call to "make firmware_install" is currently placed between compilation of the kernel itself and its modules:
* >> Compiling 2.6.36-gentoo-r4 bzImage...
* >> Installing firmware ('make firmware_install') due to CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL != y...
* >> Compiling 2.6.36-gentoo-r4 modules...
The experimental branch (containing the patch) is exposed by genkernel-99999 (five nines). Please give it a spin and report back, how it works for you.