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How to find information about a firmware and install it?

How can we find out information about a firmware, such as whether it is installed, and if installed, its version? if the firmware is installed, how can we find out its version and if it is outdated? ...
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debian stretch wifi not working - iwlwifi installs but doesn't load correctly

After upgrading debian jessie to stretch my wifi didn't work anymore (Toshiba Kira book). The laptop uses an Intel Wireless 7265 which is supported by iwlwifi. So I downloaded the .deb files as ...
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Load firmware on ro live cd

Basically I have the situation when box is booting from usb (gentoo-minimal.iso) but installation is lacking the firmware for killer 1525 (ath10k). The filesystem is mounted as ro and I can't put ...
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Kernel Firmware for Radeon

I'm building LFS. I was trying to enable Ati radeon drivers in the kernel, but it didn't seem to work, so I did a little Googling and found that the there is something called firmware which the kernel ...
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How to install D-Link DWA-160 revision B2 with Ralink chipset on Debian Linux?

I just bought a D-Link DWA-160 revision B2. Little did I know that this revision comes with a Ralink chipset. The main reason why I got DWA-160 is because I already have one and I'm pretty happy with ...
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help with laptop tv-tuner

I have bought a new laptop tuner (I think it's the same as the one in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2028123). lsusb gives Bus 002 Device 005: ID 048d:9135 Integrated ...
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Repo source for firmware-linux-nonfree?

Which repository source do I need to add to my sources.list to access the package firmware-linux-nonfree? I am using Deb 6 testing 32 bit.
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Does updating the firmware as required by a Linux distbution alter the machine for use with a different OS? (i.e., Windows) [migrated]

I'm trying Lubuntu and seeing the same error as here in version 16.04 (Ask Ubuntu question): *starting configure network device [ 110.081458] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found [ ...
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Editing the iptables file on Asus firmware

I have downloaded the Asus DSL-n14u firmware, extracted the .trx file and located the iptables file, as linked below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sanz5x2bw0o5xsu/iptables?dl=0 I know the iptables ...
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SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted (wifi firmware)

I would like to know if I have in my folder /lib/firmware/ the firmware to use correctly a wifi driver. The general problem is: root@bananapim2plus:/home/guillaume# ifconfig wlan0 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: ...
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wifi driver fails to load firmware on kernel 4.6.0-rc2

Distro - Ubuntu-14.04. For development purposes I built and installed 4.6.0-rc2 kernel. All works well except wifi: % dmesg ... [ 9.092503] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux [ 9.092506] ...
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Intermediate programmer seeks comprehensible info on which blobs are included in the Linux kernel, 4.2

I am specifically asking about the kernel included in Ubuntu 15.10 and my technical skills are meek-I can code in C, make system calls, use XCB. I barely know make, don't comprehend GIT. I cannot ...
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Are UEFI firmwares for different devices with same chipset and UEFI manufacturer compatible?

There are a few 2014-2015 devices with Intel Atom Z3745 chipset. Some of them run 32-bit Windows others run Android. The Windows ones have 32-bit UEFI. The Android ones have 64-bit UEFI. Is it ...
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Linux firmware issues between kernel versions?

I'm running kernel 3.13 with r8169 driver. I rebooted (not shutdown) into a 3.19 kernel with r8169. My network stopped working. I powered off my system with shutdown, waited 60 sec, and flipped the ...
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How do I get/install Linux firmware for my EW-7727In wireless adapter?

I have an Edimax EW-7727In which I want to use with a box running Debian Stretch over a 4.2.0.1 Linux kernel. But - without installing anything special, my taskbar widget tells me I'm missing the ...
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creating a 2nd ath9k_htc instance with a different firmware

I have 2 usb wireless ath9k_htc based devices in linux. They need a different firmware, htc_7010.fw and htc_9271.fw When I attach only one device it works as expected: [ 192.360102] usb 1-1.2: new ...
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Why only driver is not enough, but the firmware is also required? [duplicate]

A few days ago I was trying to install a USB WiFi adapter in old version of linux. I installed it successfully. But the procedure I followed required me to install not only driver, but also the ...
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dd wrt firmwire file prompt password while extracting

I am a newbie in using dd wrt firmware development. Last day i download a dd wrt firmware dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e900.bin for Linksys E 900 router. I need to extract this image for ...
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Install firmware for Netgear WNA1000M on Debian (Jessie)

I'm trying to make my wifi dongle work on Debian: it is a Netgear WNA1000M. If found many "solutions" on forums but none seems to work. I initially bought it for my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and it ...
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Can't boot into legacy SeaBIOS

I have a Acer CB3-111 Chromebook, and am trying to run Debian wheezy Following tutorials online, I managed to: Put machine into developer mode Enable legacy SeaBIOS (crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 ...
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How do I reinstall wifi firmware in Arch?

For a month, I've had no internet because of an rf-kill problem. I've followed advice here and in the Arch wiki, but no luck. rf-kill insists that my wifi is hardlocked. I want to reinstall the ...
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How to recover firmware on a embedded device with corrupted u-boot and kernel image? [closed]

My embedded device is not working after updating firmware. Thus I tried to update firmware using u-boot. I could successfully get u-boot console via serial connection, but updating firmware failed due ...
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custom kernel and firmware loading

After I have compiled my kernel, and when I type make modules_install, not only are the modules copied into /lib/modules/ but also firmware is copied into /lib/firmware/. The following is the end of ...
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Debian Squeeze not detecting any hardware after Gnome 3.8 upgrade

So, somehow I accidentally upgraded to Gnome 3.8 (Don't ask me how, I have no idea). And after a reboot, none of my peripheral devices or interfaces are working. The built in mouse and keyboard do ...
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Card Reader UB6520 on Parabola GNU/Linux

I'm trying to make work the SD card reader UB6250 on Parabola GNU/Linux. Could you help me please? After inserting the SD card, I get the following dmesg: [65408.273667] usb 2-5: new high-speed USB ...
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Activation of network connection failed. Kali linux v2.0

I can't connect to internet via wired, adding DSL profile with user and password. While installing kali linux 2.0 there was a warning telling that there is missing non-free firmware `rtl_nic/...