Which firmware in common laptops

Albert Dengg albert at fsfe.org
Mon Mar 2 11:05:43 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 02, 2015 at 11:24:39AM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Paul van der Vlis <paul-kzJ6NpsJWJiWrUy98/Atqw at public.gmane.org> writes:
> > What do I forget?
well depending on what counts:

* (web) camera
* in most case the touchpad i think
* the display itself most likly conatins firmware

in shourt:
most "high level" hardware parts (e.g. entities normally considered
as on funktional item) conatin firmware of sorts, and unfortunatly
most of it is non-free (and in some cases it might not be possible
to replace them, as some pieces of hardware are probably not
designed with uprading firmware in mind).

as for "depending on what counts":
some of it will be configuration for FPGA's and the like:
is that:
* software
* configuration
* propritaery hardware?

i'm not really shure....

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