Questions tagged [firmware]

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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Does all the non-free firmware get copied on my system if I install a non-free Linux distribution?

I would like to know whether all the firmware is copied to my PC if I install a non-free Linux distribution. What I mean is does the firmware of all the devices like WiFi adapters, keyboards etc. get ...
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Debian 10 - Black screen out of nothing/Error logs MCE & firmware

I have been working on my debian system and all of a sudden my whole screen went black except for one small white bar at the top left corner. As this state lasted on for more than one hour, I ...
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Screen artifacts on Kali linux

i installed kali linux on my laptop with ryzen 3500u and vega8 graphic card. i think it is caused by missing firmware, but i can't find all of possible missing firmware. On this laptop i have also ...
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why is my Lid Switch not logging properly?

after boot and log-in I can call journalctl and see Lid Switch events: # journalctl | grep -a "Lid" Mar 22 09:18:19 debian kernel: input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/...
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Do I need CPU (or any) microcode in a QEMU/KVM virtual machine?

A CPU in a virtual machine is only virtual so I would assume that the microcode of the manufacturer does not need to be loaded. The same is probably valid for GPUs. Is this correct? Is there any ...
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How does Linux kernel works irrespective of the platform it is on?

What I specifically want to know here is: Irrespective of the underlying hardware it is on how Linux kernel manages to work on all different PCs. Or in general how any kernel can (Microsoft's NT ...
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Kali linux not loading GUI

I've recently downloaded the Kali .iso from kali.org. I created a bootable USB with rufus and installed Kali along with Windows 10 on my laptop. After installing Kali, when I open it from the GRUB I ...
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Missing firmware wifi iwlwifi-7265d-25.ucode and iwlwifi-7265d-26.ucode

I just installed kali linux in my dell inspiron 5240, while installation it says missing firmware and it surely of wifi networks. I then chose not to load it from my media as most probably they must ...
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iwlwifi-2030-6. ucode iwlwifi-2030-5. ucode

Cant see WiFi Icon in Debian. I'm using Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 i5. This is the error I saw while installing. Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be ...
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Realtek RTL8822BE does not work in debian-9

I have installed Debain-9 in my newly bought HP - Probook 455 G6. But it doesnt show wifi connection. lspci shows Network Controller : ... RTL8822BE ... WiFi adapter. I followed instruction here ...
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Why is it neccessary to load firmware during boot?

I've seen packages containing firmware for WiFi cards. Also during Debian installation it asked me to load non-free firmware. Else my WiFi card won't work. Linux seems to load this firmware during ...
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Why does fwupd not install any firmware updates, even though it shows numerous updates available?

TLDR: I install fwupd, check for updates, tell it to install the updates, and reboot. After that, checking for updates just shows all the same updates again, as if they haven't installed. I'm running ...
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Wifi Adapter not Found on X1 Carbon 3rd Gen

I recently installed Debian onto my 3rd gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon and am having some issues with getting WiFi to work. I tried following quite a few different suggestions online and none seem to be ...
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GRUB boot ThinkPad X230 BIOS image?

I followed the advice on the "Think Wiki" ("on Debian and Ubuntu"): sudo apt-get install grub-imageboot sudo mkdir -p /boot/images sudo cp /home/youruser/Downloads/6uuj12uc.iso /boot/images sudo ...
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Xubuntu entry stuck in BIOS

So I tried to use ra1nstorm today (if you don’t know what that is, it’s a tool that installs Xubuntu to run using an installer from within Windows, which makes a partition creating the install image), ...
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All Linux OS on HP Notebook misbehaving

My Hp Notebook is about 2.5 years old. On it I have Ubuntu, Kali, and Debian (Stretch) alongside windows. Last night Ubuntu started to misbehave. I could use the touch pad or the mouse to open ...
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Does a microcode_ctl update require a reboot?

Is a reboot needed after updating microcode_ctl? Most information online suggests performing a reboot after updating microcode_ctl, but the needs-rebooting utility from yum-utils suggests that a ...
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Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/* for module i915

I am getting these warnings every time I update my initramfs image(-s) with update-initramfs on my Dell PowerEdge T20 server running GNU/Linux Debian Buster 10.0. Is there a fix? W: Possible missing ...
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at what stage in the boot process, does kernel load the firmware files?

I have AMD radeon gpu which needs to load many firmware files. My system boots from initrd (initial ram disk), and I am now confused at what stage in the boot process, the firmware files need to be ...
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iwlwifi: Failed to run INIT ucode: -5

After using my laptop for a while, wifi drops and kernel returns iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Could not load the [0] uCode section iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Failed ...
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Do I need firmware

I am trying to install Debian 10 via netinstall and a USB storage device. I have written Debian ISO file to the USB device using command sudo cp debian-10.2.0-amd64-netinst.iso /dev/sdb1 And now I ...
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Stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk” after attempt to update the kernel

I have an Asus FX433N with an UHD 620 Intel graphics. The system has a dual-boot with windows 10 and debian stable, where both system works just fine. I was trying to use wine and the system complain ...
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should I leave modifications on /etc/default/intel-microcode and changes in revision number?

I have a quad-core intel machine having i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz . Recently, Intel introduced a new bunch of updates for machines affected by the spectre vulnerabilities. One can see the changelog.gz ...
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PureOS (Debian with linux-libre) doesn't load graphics firmware

HP Envy X360, Legacy boot enabled, Secure boot disabled, using GPT on all drives Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile (Raven Ridge APU) Booting a fresh install of PureOS 9.0 results in a black ...
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Bluetooth doesn't work in debian 10

In my laptop I used debian 9 and bluetooth worked well. I have updated debian to the 10 version, after that bluetooth does't work. I am not so good in linux. Can you help me? lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 ...
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Cannot Update the SSD Firmware Using nvme-cli or msecli

I have a Micron SSD of model MTFDHAL800MCE on Mint 18.3. Using the tool msecli provided by Micron, I run the command sudo msecli -F to retrieve information regarding my SSD which is /dev/nvme0: ...
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AMDGPU driver apparently not loading firmware

I have an RX 580 (Polaris 10 GPU) that I am using with my Gentoo system. I build my own kernel, which is completely typical with Gentoo. I'm not using any initramfs, but the kernel loads the amdgpu ...
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How to ignore a spefic update shown in Software App

I am on Debian 10. The Software App shows the Z440/Z640/Z840 Workstation Firmware System Update as seen in the screenshot. The update breaks my machine and i don't want to accidentally click on it. ...
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Wifi card not working with Debian on Thinkpad e590

I'm attempting to setup a new Debian install on a Lenovo Thinkpad E590, and I've been having quite a bit of trouble with the wifi drivers. I've installed the iwlwifi set of firmware, yet iwconfig and ...
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Udate Samsung 840 firmware from GNU/Linux

I'm having trouble updating the firmware on my Samsung 840 SSD drive. All the info I can find seems to date back to 2014/2015 and they link to an ISO image to do the update, but that link doesn't ...
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Firmware update failure on PopOS 19.04

I am running PopOs 19.04 on a Dell XPS 15 9560 and I am currently seeing a notification that there are two new firmware upgrades in the menu: When I click on the install button it says: "error in ...
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How to find and install missing firmwares in debian

I installed my debian few days ago, and I had error messages saying that firmwares were missing. I managed to solve this problem by adding manually them into the /firmware folder of my bootable usb ...
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Wifi not working on any Linux distro

I have a HP 255 G2 notebook PC. I stuck with Linux Mint 17.1 after a hopping through a few distros. After I upgraded to LM 18, WiFi wasn't working anymore. Being the noob that I am, I just tried ...
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How to configure apt in Deepin 15.11 to get selected packages from other distro repos?

I am using Deepin Linux 15.11 and want do install fwupd (LVFS) with apt / apt-get which allows firmware updates from within Linux. Unfortunately Deepin's package repo provides a badly outdated ...
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Debian: limit non-free to just a few firmware packages

I am running Debian 10 (Buster). I would like to run a 100% free system. However, I need a few non-free firmware packages, because my hardware is not free. Therefore, I would like to install the non-...
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Almost no Linux distros will install on my Clevo N240wu laptop

Ubuntu 18 and 19 both freeze after a few minutes on boot (by which I mean everything stops- the cursor, music playing I have to use the power button to turn it off) Debian freezes on CD-ROM during ...
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Yocto Boot2Qt Build for Colibri iMX6ULL no wifi interface

I have built the linux distro Boot2Qt from source with the yocto tools for the board Colibri iMX6ULL which has the integrated wifi chip Marvell W8997-M1216. I installed the whole linux firmware-stack ...
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How to fix Fallout and RIDL?

I installed intel-microcode, but when I use ./spectre-meltdown-checker.sh I get this CVE-2018-12127 aka 'RIDL, microarchitectural load port data sampling (MLPDS)' * Mitigated according to the /sys ...
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Debian boot time, missing firmware

I m using debian 9 stretch When my debian boots, a long list of lines, many say firmware missing, many other error. Why these error are coming at first place? My booting message are following: [ ...
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How to install firmware-mod-kit on Debian

how to install firmware-mod-kit on Debian 8 jessie? The package doesn't contain any INSTALL or MAKE file. Or FMK source just need to be extracted in some folder, # tar -xzvf fmk_099.tar.gz # cd fmk ...
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What is the “Persistence Bit” iwlwifi

When booting I am receiving the following error from iwlwifi: iwlwifi 0000:3a:00.0: Error, can not clear persistence bit In addition to the error it seems the interface is not being renamed (it ...
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OpenBSD Supported Hardware

I've recently installed OpenBSD on my Lenovo Ideapad 510s-14ISK. Unfortunately, it seems that my current network card (Qualcomm Atheros NFA435 QCA9377-5 / NFA 344 QCA6174 WiFi 802.11ac 1x1 + BT) is ...
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How load firmwares from non-free cd-including-firmware Debian?

I downloaded unofficial non-free Debian DVD including-firmware and put it on flash memory using rufus in dd mode. But while trying to install Debian, it says I should insert media containing firmware. ...
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Linux - Upgrading the BIOS using an EXE

When a bios update is only available via .exe, what's the easiest way to update the bios on a computer running Linux exclusively? Many times I've had to install Windows 10 onto a computer just long ...
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Kali Linux (Kernel 4.19) MT7610u failed to load

I have installed Kali Linux alongside windows 10 on my system all is good except I get the following errors in dmesg every time I boot. mt76x0 1-1.3:1.0: firmware: failed to load mediatek/mt7610u....
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microcode update fail

I saw log: microcode_ctl: kernel version "4.123456" failed early load check for "intel-06-4f-01", skipping Does it mean, the microcode update will check kernel version? We can find a similar log ...
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Linux OS patch vs kernel patch vs firmware upgrade or BIOS upgrade [closed]

Can somebody explain the difference between a Linux OS patch, Linux kernel patch, vs a firmware upgrade or a BIOS upgrade?
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Boot a Debian firmware-nonfree netinstall USB device with GRUB2

I have an Apple MacMini Intel running a Debian Stretch (no BIOS-like boot list, just standard GRUB2). I would like to boot on a USB device to set a fresh new installation, with the latest firmware-...
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Which firmware for the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U?

I want to install the latest firmware for my APU. I already installed the microcode. Kernel config (make menuconfig) Device Drivers ---> Generic Driver Options ---> Firmware ...

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