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Author: 'smee
To: devuan mail list
Subject: [DNG] Ascii/Beowulf nonfree firmware
Sorry to fill up everyone's inbox today with this subject, and again
with this email, but I thought I'd add this last bit in relation to
this whole thing.

According to the ascii release notes, the nonfree firmware should be
for the wi-fi driver. Maybe later patches included the addition of
graphics firmware and/or other but I haven't run across anything saying
so yet.

I think it's noteworthy that I've tested my wi-fi adapter since
removing them and it seems to work fine. I haven't run into any other
issues either so far.


### Non-free firmware

All Devuan 2.1 ASCII install media make non-free firmware packages
available at install time. In the majority of the cases, these
packages are needed (and will be installed) only if your wifi adapter
requires them. It is possible to avoid the automatic installation and
loading of needed non-free firmware by choosing the "Expert install"
option in the installation menu.

Devuan 2.1 ASCII desktop-live and minimal-live images come with
non-free firmware packages pre-installed. You have the option of
removing those non-free firmware packages from the desktop-live and
minimal-live after boot, using the "remove_firmware.sh" script
available under /root.