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Firmware is a permanent software programmed into a read-only memory for control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems. Use this tag about firmware updates and related issues in Unix and Linux systems.

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How to programatically get size of the EEPROM where the bios is stored

I tried getting Bios Rom size from Dmidecode which says 16MB. But the vender specs says it should be 32MB. Is there any way to dive in and read the size of the whole chip (ROM where bios is stored). ...
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How to keep device firmware updated when I installed it manually?

My laptop is new enough that the firmware-linux package in debian testing's apt does not yet contain firmware for it. Hence, I've downloaded the files from linux-firmware.git on kernel.org, copied ...
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Suspending and Resuming Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 10 in Debian 12

S3 suspend used to work on this machine, but then I updated the firmware and now it doesn't. systemctl suspend makes the screen go black and print Allocating and mlocking memory: 1050624 kb Sleeping ....
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Apt can't find debian backports firmware

I'm trying to use Debian Bookworm backports to update my amdgpu firmware. I added this to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/backports per the instructions, and tacked on non-free per https://unix.stackexchange....
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Can't upgrade firmware -- fwupd fails to start

I have a Thinkpad T470s running Pop_OS 22.04 and since I got it a year ago, I haven't been able to do any firmware upgrades as fwupd fails to start. When I run sudo systemctl status fwupd I get: × ...
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Can I safely remove fwupd* packages from Linux Mint 21.3 desktop?

# apt-get --simulate remove 'fwupd*' ... The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libfwupdplugin5 Use 'apt autoremove' to remove it. The following packages will ...
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How Does the Debian Installer Search for Firmware on Demand?

Typically, after installing new firmware files, I need to reboot in order for the kernel to detect them and load them for my hardware to work properly. In the Debian installer, however, if you are ...
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amdgpu SMU driver if version mismatch overrides power limit

I've got 6700S laptop GPU that has 100W power limit provided by ASUS' custom design or whatever. On Windows it uses 100W power limit just fine. But on Linux with amdgpu it starts for a couple of ...
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Unstable Wi-Fi connection and driver crashes

I recently moved to openSUSE Tumbleweed on my laptop (XPS 13 7390), and I’m experiencing a lot of issues with my Wi-Fi connection, i.e. it stays connected to the router but for some reason internet ...
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create UBIFS firmware image with a list of bad blocks?

I have a router that has two firmware partitions with the same UBI based firmware images inside. They're both damaged because of bad NAND blocks. However I can flash a fresh firmware image using the ...
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Update NVRAM so that shimx64.efi is run instead of grubx64.efi on Debian system for secure boot

I want to configure my Debian to boot with secure boot enabled but it doesn't and here is why... OS specific boot loaders are stored on the ESP partition which is mounted in /boot/efi Debian system ...
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"Unable to load firmware rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw" but Ethernet card does not need firmware-realtek package. Difference with preloaded firmware?

On Debian 12, with the command dmesg | grep firmware, I can see this message: [ 6.154197] r8169 0000:2f:00.0: firmware: failed to load rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw (-2) [ 6.154204] r8169 0000:2f:00.0: ...
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Wifi adaptor isn't recognized on Pop OS! dual booted with windows 11 on Lenovo slim7 pro

Need help figuring out how to connect my laptop to the WiFi while running Pop! OS. It's working when I switch to Windows. But when I open Pop! OS and try to try to connect to the WiFi, it says No ...
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KWorld UB435-Q USB ATSC, found but not registering as DVB device

I have a KWorld UB435-Q USB v3 ATSC USB stick, known to work proper on a Win PC. Now I have a Proxmox host and want to pass it to a docker LXC, to pass it to Tvheadend. When I plugin the stick I get ...
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I've got a new Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14APH8 and after grub bootloader screen I'm seeing amdgpu firmware failed to load messages. How could i solve this?

I installed Debian 12 Bookworm with Gnome on my new Yoga notebook (Ryzen 7 7840HS with Radeon™ 780M), and I'm getting strange amdgpu error while booting. This is my dmesg | grep 'firmware' output: [ ...
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Where to Report Firmware issue?

I have a TP-Link UB500 Bluetooth 5 adapter which I use with a wireless keyboard and mouse on my Linux Mint machine. This adapter uses an RTL8761 chip. After a recent update Linux mint version update I ...
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Installing WiFi Driver from Firmware Files

I'm running NXP's Layerscape (Ubuntu Derivative) on a LS1012A development board. I have a PCIe 88W9098 WiFi card (also made by NXP), and am having difficulty getting it to work with this board. NXP ...
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tracking linux-firmware.git and backwards kernel compatibility

I've been tracking the upstream Linux firmware repo in /lib/firmware on a couple of machines, doing very periodic updates of that tree. I think I saw a firmware loading error booting an older kernel ...
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Aver M780 ngene firmware no longer creating /dev/dvb

After a sudden restart of my server by a power failure (that my battery backup didn't catch), my tv tuner cards are no longer working. The /dev/dvb is not being automatically created. Everything has ...
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Why a user has sound working in Debian 11 and other not?

In Debian 11 I have two users in a laptop Lenovo Ideapad S145. One user has the sound working very well -- I don't know if it is a valid info but the user is in sudoers group. The other one gets Dummy ...
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How to get a free debian installation image?

According to a recent decision Debian now only offers non-free installation images. How to get a free one? I tried to search the web for one and to change the offered one to remove the non-free ...
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Does getting WiFi working on Debian 12 really require an internet connection on the device in question?

When booting a fresh install of Debian 12 Bookworm I'm met with a message saying I need to go to https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware ...
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How to revert intel-microcode

A couple of days ago I received an update notification for intel-microcode and duly installed the update. Prior to that, I was getting clear (cold) boots. By this I mean that errant "^[k" ...
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RTL8188CTV dosen't work, firmware issues and inconsistent symptoms

I'm working on a laptop that has a WonderMedia 8650 cpu, that was shipped with android 2.2 from factory, and thanks to this mailing list, this github repo and this custom debian 11 setup, I was able ...
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Debian missing firmware that should be present

I am currently switching from Windows to Linux on all of my Systems and now there is only my Laptop left. It is a Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52-514, on which I am trying to install Debian 12.0. The problem: ...
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Upgrade problems in debian 12 [duplicate]

After writing sudo apt update I writed sudo apt upgrade, but the result of sudo apt upgrade was: Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... Calculating upgrade......
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Is it possible to flash firmware through a VM?

I have a few USB devices that have newer firmware available, but I don't have a Windows PC handy to update the firmware. First I checked fwupdmgr to see if I could update the devices directly in Linux,...
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Thinkpad unable to boot into Fedora after shutting down during update

I have have a Thinkpad L13 yoga gen 3 (Amd) which I bought to use Fedora on and has mostly been a good experience. Recently I installed a firmware update through Gnome software which was unusual since ...
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Zorin doesn't install Dell firmware update

Regularly, I'm notified by Zorin's Software app that a Dell firmware update is available. It's always v1.11.0 > v1.25.0. When clicking on “Install”, I'm asked to re-boot the system. After doing so, ...
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Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm) - Possible missing firmware (*.huc*; *.guc*; *.dmc* for module i915)

After upgrading the linux-kernel on a Debian testing System: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm) Kernel: Linux 6.1.0-7-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 Hardware Vendor: TOSHIBA ...
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Reasons firmware checksums are wrong

What are the possible reasons that running fwupdmgr verify fails? $ fwupdmgr verify 230c8b18-8d9b-53ec-838b-6cfc0383493a Reading… [- ]Selected ...
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How to diagnose what is blocking the installation of Linux package?

Detailed answer I am trying to install the package Debian firmware-misc-nonfree on a particular Linux installation. ╰─○ apt install firmware-misc-nonfree Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Persistent Arch Linux USB installation only (automatically) bootable on USB 2.0 ports

Short form: Booting Arch Linux from USB Device is possible without problems using a USB 2.0 port. Some custom persistent Windows Installation from another identical USB Device also bootable without ...
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Microphone problem in Debian

I'm using Debian 11. My mic is not broken but when i using mic, it sound this thing: https://recorder.google.com/a08ab4e2-91b7-4a02-8bd9-02d29481ef0d I'm using ASUS UX305C with intel m3, 8gb Ram I ...
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WIFI on Dell XPS 13 9343 (Broadcom BCM4352 Card) not working anymore on Debian Bookworm

I feel sorry for bringing this up again, but suddenly my WIFI adapter (Broadcom BCM4352) stopped working on my Debian Bookworm installation. I think it stopped after an update, but I am not sure. ...
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Parrot OS Wifi Problems

I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad E15 Gen4, with the Intel Corporation Alder Lake-P PCH CNVi WiFi (rev 01) PCI wifi card. I have a fresh dual-boot install of Parrot OS and I'm having a very hard time ...
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Linux: Several Devices became UNCLAIMED after reboot

I've been running Ubuntu 22.04 since it came out. The last reboot prior to the problem was 42 days with no issue. During that period I took all the updates that apt offered including kernel and ...
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'fwupdmgr update' exit with 1 (error)

I run LinuxMint21 and when I run fwupdmgr update, it exit with 1 (error). But there's no error on STDERR. Any clue? My system is up to date. $ uname -a Linux box 5.15.0-67-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Wed ...
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PiKVM update: /usr/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac4356-sdio.AP6356S.txt exists in filesystem

When I try to run pacman -Syu on my PiKVM, I'm getting error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) linux-firmware-pikvm: /usr/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac4356-sdio.AP6356S.txt exists in ...
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How Can I Put Something in a RO FS (Linux Debian) if it will Not Boot?

I have a Debian Linux install that boots but only to a specific point... The booting stops at a firmware error. My system seems to be RO and when I boot into a "safe mode," to alter the set ...
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Should I update the linux firmware if I am not updating the kernel?

I am running Linux Mint 20.3 . Should I update the Linux Firmware that Update Manager is showing if I am not also updating the Kernel update offered? I hesitate to update the 5.4.0-42 Kernel because I ...
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rtw8822 firware does not load for custom kernel

Hi I am building Linux From Scratch, I managed to get a working linux! but now I cannot get wlan0 working. When I boot ubuntu I can see the wifi is rtw8822be, so I enabled it in .config, recompiled ...
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Missing amdgpu firmware

Kali Linux system notifying that amdgpu firmware is missing but they are not available in git. I have been having some bugs while shutting down too, could be related or unrelated. sudo update-...
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How do I install non-free firmware in Debian 12 (Bookworm)?

How do I install non-free firmware using the advanced package tool (APT) in Debian 12 (bookworm)?
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iwlwifi Microcode SW error detected, restarting 0x0 when on 5GHz

Whenever I have the card connected with 5GHz, I experience sudden and seemingly random drops in connectivity that can last a little while. When I use 2.4GHz (11n_disable=1), these errors don't occur. ...
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Do we need to manually load the firmware in /lib/firmware?

I saw many firmware files in /lib/firmware. Do we need to load it manually or will OS auto load it if it sees a corresponding device?
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fwupdmgr - 'Blocked executable in the ESP, ensure grub and shim are up to date'

Upgrading firmware via fwupdmgr results in following error: $ fwupdmgr update Devices with no available firmware updates: • USB2.0 Hub • USB2.0 Hub • USB3.1 Hub • USB3.1 Hub • Integrated Camera ...
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ath10k/pre-cal wifi firmware missing

I tried installing linux on my computer. During the Detect network hardware stage, the installer warned that non-free firmware files were missing, ath10k/pre-cal-pci-0000:01:0.0.bin and ath10k/cal-pci-...
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'Secure Boot dbx Configuration Update' prompt on gui but terminal says everything is up to date. What is it? Is it safe to install?

While using my debian system I got an important update prompt from gnome. When I opened it what I saw was an update I've never seen before. Here is the entire description. Device Firmware Secure Boot ...
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What is this update exactly designed for? (new BIOS?)

I own a rather older piece of server, Dell PowerEdge T20, with the latest BIOS version A20, link to Dell updates, screen of the update in case link goes dead in time: This morning, when SSH'd into ...
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