(In reply to Takashi Iwai from comment #17) > Hm, onlyDVD has already Requires: kernel-firmware. So the firmware packages > are already on the media, at least. > Yes, I was puzzled about this as well. And in fact, if I try to configure my wireless network card during installation, it works. However, when booting into a freshly installed system, the `kernel-firmware` package *is not* installed, and hence no network. :-( Now, can this be due to the fact that, if we check here: https://build.opensuse.org/package/view_file/Kernel:HEAD/kernel-firmware/kernel-firmware.spec?expand=1 we see that the kernel-fimrware (sub)package does not have any "Supplements:" ? > I still don't get how you'd make those firmware packages installed without > the help of hardware supplements. Certainly we don't want to install them > unconditionally, right? > What do you mean with "without the need of hardware supplements" ? My current line of thinking is that, e.g., on this laptop, we would need the firmware that are in the kernel-firmware-iwlwifi package. On the media, there's no package that provides the proper "Supplements:". In fact, there is kernel-firmware there, but it does not come with any "Supplements:" at all, so it's not installed. The package that has the proper "Supplements" is indeed kernel-firmware-iwlwifi, but it's not present on the media, so it's not installed. But if I put it there, it will be installed, thanks to the fact that it has the proper "Supplements:" for this hardware. Or do I have a bug in my reasoning?