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#1 2015-03-19 02:52:01

atczaja
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Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

When running mkinitcpio -p with kernel updates, I get a new warning that I'm possibly missing the firmware module wd719x. This is new--I haven't had this warning before, and my hardware hasn't changed. I haven't been able to find this module. Does anyone know where I can find it, and, if not, if it's okay if this goes unattended?
Thank you!

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#2 2015-03-19 03:01:37

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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Welcome to the forums.  Please check out the wiki - you'll often find the answers you need there:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mk … odule_XXXX

(mod note: moving to Newbie Corner)


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#3 2015-03-19 16:01:23

atczaja
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Thank you for linking that page. I read it again, as I haven't read it since installing Arch. My question was more pertaining to this kernel module in particular. The linked page only refers to the two most common errors generated by mkinitcpio, but I haven't found any documentation on the kernel module in the title of this post.
If I don't need it, great, I'll ignore it. If I do, how do I read about it and install it?
Thank you!

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#4 2015-03-19 16:14:24

tomk
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Do

modinfo wd719x

to find out what that module is for,

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#5 2015-03-20 16:54:48

Marshal Kilgore
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Got same some warning, albeit I doubt that my system has such hardware. Obscure firmware modules are usually found in the AUR.

Install “wd719x-firmware” (AUR), which depends on “lha” (AUR) and “lib32-glibc” (Multilib) for making the package in reverse order (you probably need to activate “Multilib” in “/etc/pacman.conf” first.)

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#6 2015-03-20 19:01:23

Buddlespit
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Are the warnings for the main image or the fallback?

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#7 2015-03-20 19:10:43

tbitai
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Installing wd719x-firmware, as Marshal Kilgore says, clearly solves the issue. However, 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. OK, so I have to find out whether I have one of those PCI-SCSI host adapters. I don't know what they are, so I just tried to google for "linux list PCI-SCSI host adapter", without success. Does anyone know how to list such hardwares?

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#8 2015-03-20 19:12:58

tbitai
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Buddlespit: on my system, the warning is for the fallback image.

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#9 2015-03-20 19:17:20

Buddlespit
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

If it's for the fallback, which is looking for every module it can get it's hands on, but not the main, which already knows what it needs, do you think the missing modules are needed?

Not trying to be a dick, really I'm not... I'm just trying to get you to think this thru. I made the same assumptions when I first built my Arch system. Someone was nice enough to point out that if it's not asked for in the main image, then it's probably not needed at all.

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#10 2015-03-20 20:05:00

tbitai
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Wow thanks!

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#11 2015-03-20 21:27:51

tomk
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

tbitai wrote:

Does anyone know how to list such hardwares?

lspci

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#12 2015-05-01 00:11:47

supersymmetry
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

So why am I being arsed with this then? Really growing tired of those messages... and I don't see any other firmware/hardware pushing itself under my nose while not even being present.

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#13 2015-05-01 11:22:45

Buddlespit
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

supersymmetry wrote:

So why am I being arsed with this then? Really growing tired of those messages... and I don't see any other firmware/hardware pushing itself under my nose while not even being present.

I'm going to assume you haven't done any research. You can assume that you aren't going to get any nice answers. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … e#Homework

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#14 2015-05-05 18:29:00

kaptoxic
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

I guess it is fine to ignore this message as long as the particular module is not on the `lsmod` list (see http://www.gauthampdas.com/blog/tech/li … re-modules).

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#15 2015-12-15 07:30:48

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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

atczaja wrote:

When running mkinitcpio -p with kernel updates, I get a new warning that I'm possibly missing the firmware module wd719x. This is new--I haven't had this warning before, and my hardware hasn't changed. I haven't been able to find this module. Does anyone know where I can find it, and, if not, if it's okay if this goes unattended?

It's for Western Digital hardware, possible a WD hard drive? Linux-ck kernel seems to resolve it (and aic94xx) or at least they both appear in

modinfo wd719x

and

modinfo aic94xx

after having installed Linx-ck and the appropriate CPU modules.
aic94xx appears to be pci hardware.

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#16 2018-03-13 01:28:52

2XEKmkZd4C6PeYdgmuiHL6xaj
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

However, how to disable these two WARNING?

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#17 2018-03-13 01:43:22

ewaller
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Re: Possibly Missing Firmware Module wd719x

Three years on, I doubt the initial conditions are the same.   Closing this ancient thread.  Please read the thread thoroughly to see if there is any help here.  If not, start a new thread and be sure to present your problem thoroughly.

Thanks.

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