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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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Disable GPE ACPI interrupts on boot?

If I look for ACPI interrupts, I find: /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/sci: 55414 /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/error: 0 /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/gpe00: 0 invalid ...
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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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Bluetooth firmware not loading for Intel 7260 [solved]

I recently installed a Intel 7260 wireless module in the pcie slot of my ASUS N550jv CN270H laptop. The idea was to get bluetooth and wifi working flawlessly, as the originally installed atheros card ...
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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 ...