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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Can't connect to bluetooth devices (i.e. speakers) on debian jessie

I have a debian jessie on a Dell Vostro 5870. Everytime I try to connect to my bluetooth speaker, I get this error from /var/syslog: bluetoothd[1326]: a2dp-sink profile connect failed for C8:84:47:F7:...
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Does amdgpu kernel driver require non-free firmware to be loaded?

Its good to see Amd supporting open source community by releasing source for amdgpu linux kernel driver. But does this open source amdgpu driver require non-free firmware to be loaded?
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Fixing firmware - Debian 8.5 fresh install on Toshiba Satellite

I just installed Debian 8.5 CD install on my Toshiba Satellite machine, not in a VM. As it was setting up it told me that some iwlwifi and rtl files were missing, but it didn't really matter as I ...
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How to properly install missing firmware during Debian setup [duplicate]

This issue has followed me over the years, every once in a while I resolved it, but I never found the one solution. Most of the times, the issue is a missing wireless firmware, in the current ...
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Debian 8 no wlan0 on XPS-13 Intel 8260 (rev 3a)

Freshly installed Debian 8 on a Dell XPS - Developer Edition laptop, and running the 3.16.0-4 kernel since the newer one doesn't boot (dont care to fix that at the moment). sudo lspci -nnk | grep -...
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UEFI firmware resetting bootorder

I am trying to boot Fedora 23 that I have just installed on a laptop, replacing Windows. I just can't boot it. I kept the UEFI boot partition but replaced all the other partitions with Linux ones. The ...
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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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Push firmware files in ath10k to Debian firmware-atheros

I would like to quote wireless.wiki.kernel.org: The ath10k firmware images are available from linux-firmware.git which all common Linux distributions should install by default. Latest firmware ...
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Intel AC 7260 No Wireless Function on Linux Mint 17 with Kernel 4.2.0-35

My box is currently running Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit with kernel 4.2.0-35. The firmware I have available for this card are iwlwifi-7260-7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 17 (which is the latest that Intel ...
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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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Any way to get my ethernet to work without installing a non-free driver?

I'm trying to purge myself of all non-free software (using debian jessie) and the last thing remaining is firmware-realtek. Because you know, I want my ethernet to work. Is there any way I can get ...
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Can't find wireless card mwifiex_usb interface

I've been trying to install my wireless adapter quite a while, I've a Surface Pro I and already gave up on getting ndiswrapper to work because it says that it can't load the driver "mwlu97w8x64" even ...
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Edimax EW-7811UN Debian

I just installed Debian with xfce and am loving it except my wifi adapter doesn't work. As mentioned in the description, it is an Edimax EW-7811UN. My laptop is Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E running Debian ...
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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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How does linux load firmeware for built-in driver modules [duplicate]

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? I'...
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How to run my RTL8191SU USB Wifi adapter in monitor mode on Linux?

I recently bought this WLAN adapter on Amazon. When I attempt to switch to monitor mode: ifconfig wlan1 down iwconfig wlan1 mode monitor ifconfig wlan1 up I receive the following error: Error for ...
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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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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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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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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 /sys/firmware/...
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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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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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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/...
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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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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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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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dd wrt firmwire file prompt password while extracting

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 development. i try to extract this file using 7zip but ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 file....
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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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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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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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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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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 14....
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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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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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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 ...