how do I load additional firmwares in the kernel at boot?

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how do I load additional firmwares in the kernel at boot?

Post by bigbanana69 » 2019/04/23 12:06:07

Hi,

I'm using CentOS 7.6 Gnome Desktop.

How do I load additional firmwares in the kernel at boot?

And do I need to update grub.cfg after that?

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Re: how do I load additional firmwares in the kernel at boot?

Post by TrevorH » 2019/04/23 13:59:28

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Re: how do I load additional firmwares in the kernel at boot?

Post by bigbanana69 » 2019/04/23 17:47:18

Well, I'm using Athlon II X2 processor (Family 10), Radeon HD 5570 graphics (REDWOOD-PRO), I have USBTV007 Video grabber usb card (which uses Easycap modules and has additional firmware for it) and also I have a Astrometa USB TV 'cx231xx based chipset' card (which uses modules from linuxtv.org and has additional firmware for it).

As I see CentOS 7.6 probably loads the Redwood firmwares, not sure about amd_microcode and probably wouldn't for Easycap and Astrometa too.

Just want to make CentOS 7.6 work properly.

Also I would need to compile and install some modules additionally as Etron usb 3.0, AMD Ehxi-Ohci-Xhci usb ports don't work, Analog PCI TV card Cinergy 250 (7134) doesn't work, not sure if DragonRise TwinShock gamed would work, also UVC webcam modules (Logitech C120) don't work, I don't know how to configure sane with sane-genesys backend (Canon Lide 120 scanner); (USBTV007,cx231xxx), also I have Xonar U3 usb sound card (usbsnd), usb 2.0 Bluray-RW drive (storage).

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Re: how do I load additional firmwares in the kernel at boot?

Post by zerofire » 2019/10/12 19:25:45

The AMD Radeon HD 5570 is the card that sends your pictures to your screen. It is the one you need to have start for the install. If you want the other two capture cards to be installed you just load the drivers after the system is loaded and installed. Linux is not like Windows and you can swap drivers without restarting.

Also if you are going to install a new copy of CentOS you should go for CentOS 8.

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