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How to find out which non-free firmware is being used by Fedora?

asked 2014-12-31 15:00:59 -0600

Ervin-Reloaded gravatar image

updated 2015-04-13 11:51:43 -0600

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I have read something about libre kernel. I would like to test my computer with a Fedora system that does not use any non-free firmware just to find out what works and what doesn't. I would like to find out as well which non-free firmware my system is using

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answered 2015-04-13 11:52:19 -0600

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You will have to provide your hardware information for someone to confirm the firmware you might be using

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FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-04-15 05:56:17 -0600 )edit

86 x 64 intel processor. Sounds like a good license. @FranciscoD since firmware is proprietary, can it be a very bad security vulnerability for even an open source system like Fedora?

Ervin-Reloaded gravatar imageErvin-Reloaded ( 2015-04-18 18:33:25 -0600 )edit

@Ervin-Reloaded, Firmware like any other software can have bugs and security vulnerabilities but historically security hasn't been a major issue for commodity hardware

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2015-04-25 11:38:36 -0600 )edit

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