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How to flash firmware under Linux in practice?

Well, I am feeling too old for jumping through several burning hoops to upgrade several firmwares via the usual vendor-specific way: Download some DOS tools, waste some time creating a (Free-)DOS boot ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu ...
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Why do some drivers still require firmware?

There are a ton of reverse-engineered drivers in the Linux kernel tree. Yet some drivers, especially wireless drivers, require firmware binary blobs to run properly. What prevents someone from ...
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How to use the EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR kernel option?

I am using Gentoo, and I need to load an extra firmware to get my USB Wifi adapter work. I found an EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR kernel option, but I do not understand if it is used during compile time only or ...
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Open Source firmware for e-ink book reader

Is there any open source version of firmware for ebook readers or maybe project like RockBox? AFAIK most of e-ink readers runs linux, so maybe exists at least one model of e-reader with an open ...
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Debian: installing firmware blob for Intel Wifi USB pen

I have installed Debian 8/Jessie minimal ISO on my laptop. I get error message during system installation: Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be ...
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Firmware for wireless card on Ubuntu/Debian?

This is a follow up to my previous question about Debian support for Linksys Wusb600n. I have tried running the Ubunut/Xubuntu LiveCDs and the WiFi does not come up. The Gnome Network Manager menu ...
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How does linux load firmeware for built-in driver modules

I've learned that the firmware-subsystem uses udevd to copy a firmware to the created sysfs 'data' entry. But how does this work in case of a built-in driver module where udevd hasn't started yet? ...
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Questions Regarding UEFI Shell - Version 2.0 Wanted

I bought a cheap laptop for myself last Christmas, just because I wanted a laptop. A Toshiba Satellite C55-A5310 on special. I'm also a big believer in OEM software for laptops, so I left Windows 8.1 ...
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Compile mkvtoolnix for router with customized firmware

I am using my router (asus-rt66u with customized firmware (tomato) as a media server. To get the tools I need, I have been using the optware package manager which has has bunch of cross-compiled ...
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why do some network cards need to load external firmware?

I have read this question/answer, but I still do not understand why some network cards work perfectly well without any additional firmware, whereas others need to load firmware to work. As a specific ...
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OpenBSD failing to load firmware of supposedly supported WiFi USB adapter

I recently bought an Edimax EW-7811Un WiFi USB adapter on Amazon. A handful of OpenBSD users have reported success with it, and it's listed as being supported by urtwn(4) in its man pages. I'm ...
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full-featured WLAN USB adaptor

I am searching for a WLAN USB adaptor that can be used as an Access Point as well as a mere client and in an AdHoc setup. It should support IEEE 802.11n and transmit rather fast (300Mbps). As I ...
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Installing driver on Debian Squeeze laptop

I'm trying to activate the wireless chipset on my Debian Squeeze laptop by following this tutorial. I detected the type of wireless chipset I have built in my laptop using lspci and now I am trying ...
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Inaccessible USB Mass Storage Device (Bricked Garmin device)

I've got a running GPS watch (Garmin Forerunner 210, fwiw) which recently got bricked during a firmware update. Let's assume for point of discussion that an rma is not possible, so I'd really like to ...
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How can I automatically include all firmware needed by selected Linux kernel modules

I have certain modules which I need compiled into the kernel. Some of these modules require firmware, which used to be automatically included from /usr/src/linux/firmware/. However, no new firmware ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet ...
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How to flash a router from FreeWRT to OpenWrt?

How can I change the firmware on a router from FreeWRT to OpenWrt? The router is a Linksys WRT54GL, so it should have enough memory for OpenWrt and I have SSH connection as root to the system.
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Possible missing firmware

I've just installed Backtrack 5 r3 (Gnome, 64bits) on my new machine but I am kind of facing a problem. I tried installing ATI driver, gparted, and libc for 32-bit support and I always seem to be ...
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unsquashfs fails

Debian 7.0, I extracted the firmware.bin image using binwalk. The extracted content is squashfs-root folder containing subdirectories, and a separate file.squashfs file. I tried unsquashfs this ...
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hack mac g4 powerbook firmware to boot linux?

Is there a way to flash/hack/jailbreak the firmware for say a 15" G4 powerbook so that I can boot from linux live usb sticks? As it is many macs simply do not boot from usb, let alone usb sticks and ...
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RT5572 shown in lsusb but not iwconfig

I've searched google and I can't find a solution to this problem :[ I'm running Debian. Simply did a minimal netinst with no desktop environment: ~#: uname -r 3.2.0-4-686-pae I have this product ...
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Decompile / Run MIPS executable under x86_64 Ubuntu

I'm currently trying to make modifications to a router firmware: Swisscom Centro Grande - aka Pirelli Vx226N1, firmware version: 60200. I've decompiled it successfully with FMK v0.99 and got the ...
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iwlwifi: timeout delays firmware to be loaded

I'm using OpenSuSE 13.2 beta (which runs by the way very nicely). When starting up, my wireless adapter (Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN/Thinkpad T420) delays about one minute... But then it works ...
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Help with getting wifi up and running in Arch Linux on Mac Mini 3,1

I am dual booting arch linux on my mac mini 3,1. Am trying to get the WiFi to work and have hit a block. Am a Linux noob so have a couple of questions which I will put in bold. Following these ...
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What firmware works with a D-Link DIR-600?

I'm planning on getting a D-Link DIR-600 to be used as a WLAN access point, and for WEP/WPA certificate management. I know it works with DD-WRT, and OpenWRT, but not Tomato. Now, I've been looking ...
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Acces file structure Linux router/modem [closed]

I have a ISP modem/router where it has the capabilities of running bridge mode, but the isp have decided not to enable it in the software. Do you guys know of any way to acces the modem and router so ...
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TL-WN722N blocking processes on Kali Linux 2.0

today I'm looking for some serious help with getting my TP-Link TL-WN722N to work on my Kali Linux 2.0 VM. Just for some background, I'm running Kali Linux 2 within my Mac OS (Yosemite) using ...
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Having trouble updating my firmware “Error processing Archive”

On Ubuntu OS sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be ...
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How to repack an img file extracted from a device firmware?

So I've got a DVR and obviously forgot its password. Tried to telnet it, got credentials from internet (I guess they are the same for many resellers since the manufacturer is probably the same), JTR'd ...
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How to detect, find and install a missing firmware [duplicate]

Context Today I installed Debian 8 on my HP Pavilion Notebook PC, during the installation (specifically during the network setting up), the the system prompted: Hardware needs non-free firmware to ...
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How to troubleshoot and fix Wifi driver on Wandboard DUAL?

Environment Wandboard DUAL C1 Ubuntu Trusty using these instruction Issue I was able to install Ubuntu Trusty and I am failing to get the Wifi driver to work. root@ubuntu-armhf:~# uname -a Linux ...
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Running proprietary firmware in virtualized environment, but not in host environment

I've got a fresh install of Debian Wheezy on my laptop, and for security reasons I would like to not have any proprietary firmware running on this system. However, I require the iwlwifi non-free ...
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Bluetooth troubles with AR3012 on Gentoo

I'm using Linux 3.14.14-gentoo with BT_ATH3K enabled. I've downloaded the latest linux-firmware from Portage (20131230), and bluez-5.21-r1. My Bluetooth device is an AR3012 according to lsusb: Bus ...
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ATI graphics card: Is proprietary firmware needed in any case?

I am trying for days now to enable 3d of my ATI X 1900 under Debian GNU/Linux 7.6. I installed the xserver-xorg-drivers-radeon package, however this does not work. Specifically, I receive a similar ...
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linux-firmware-nonfree hangs my system, but I need it for 3D graphics

I'm on Debian Sid, fully up-to-date. I need firmware-linux-nonfree in order to get 3D graphics, but unfortunately, when I install it, my system hangs at boot at the point where it waits for /dev to be ...
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Pinnacle TV tuner card, readreg error, dvb_register failed, cx8802 probe failed, firmware never loads

I'm trying to make this card work in a touch screen kiosk running Ubuntu 10.04, kernel 2.6.32-45-generic This card seems to use the s5h1411 chip instead of the s5h1409 the modules are expecting. I've ...
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Debian - enable broadcom wireless controller

Ok, this is driving me crazy. I'm setting up an old Dell Precision M60 notebook, and I can't manage to enable support for its wireless device on debian squeeze. What I tried: lspci | grep -i ...
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Trouble getting iwlwifi driver working

I just installed Debian and I am having issues getting my wireless working. I installed Squeeze and also the nonfree firmware for iwlwifi. I thought I did everything right but I am still not getting ...
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Linux on a Dell Inspiron 630m

I have an old Dell Inspiron 630m with Windows XP and I want to put some Linux distro on it. I have tried Ubuntu 12 but it did not work (nothing happend). Downloading older versions is slow. I am not a ...
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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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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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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 ...