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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Debian stretch failed to load firmware rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw (-2)

I'm getting this error in Debian stretch during the boot process [ 26.390311] r8169 0000:03:00.0: firmware: failed to load rtl_nic/rtl8168g-3.fw (-2) After that I continues the boot and works ...
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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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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 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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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 Unfortunately Deepin's package repo provides a badly outdated ...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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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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unable to update logitech unifying receiver

An update for logitech unifying receiver constantly pop-ups but when I tried to update it will just fail. I also tried this sudo fwupdmgr refresh && fwupdmgr update But I will just got this ...
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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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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 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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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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Bluetooth Firmware rtl8821a_fw.bin Fails to Load in Debian

I am using Debian 9.4 on Lenovo IdeaPad 110. In the opening screen, I get these messages; [12...] rt18821ae 0000:02:00.0: firmware: failed to load rtlwifi/rt18821aefw.bin (-2) [12...] rt18821ae 0000:...
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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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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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“Tigon” ethernet firmware: error message though working

This time I did not install firmware-linux-nonfree. I opted to avoid it and found that everything is working fine (well, my wireless indicator light doesn't work, but the adaptor does, so it's cool). ...
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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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Can I update firmware using a virtual machine?

I've got a Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 audio interface, which is a usb 2 compliant device. I'm having some problems with it, and it might be related to the firmware. Using usb-devices, I ...
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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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ACPI region does not cover the entire command/response buffer

I'm experiencing system freezes and looking in the journal I see kernel (4.14.15-1-MANJARO) errors such as: kernel: tpm_crb MSFT0101:00: [Firmware Bug]: ACPI region does not cover the entire command/...
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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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Ubuntu 16.10 not recognising bnx2 network interfaces

I have a ProLiant DL360 g7 server that was running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I was trying to update the OpenSSH version, but without wanting, my server got upgraded to Ubuntu 16.10. Since then, I have "lost" ...
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How to know NIC firmware in Solaris 11.3?

I have Oracle Solaris 11.3 (Intel) installed. In my server, I have three different NIC adapters placed. I have recently upgraded the firmware. I want to know whether the firmware has been ...
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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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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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Firmware issues at startup (Debian 9 - Firmware i915 and rtl8168g-2

Here is the problem displayed by dmesg $ sudo dmesg | grep error [...] [ 7.792141] i915 0000:00:02.0: Direct firmware load for i915/bxt_dmc_ver1_07.bin failed with error -2 [...] [ 11.977510] ...
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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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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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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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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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intel-ucode not updating? Firmware Bug: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version (or later)

I am getting this error on booting up: [Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version (or later) I see a possible mismatch between the firmware version in /...
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Reading and writing NAND flash with dd

I have an embedded device and I'd like to backup the NAND flash. From the openwrt wiki I gathered that dd is not a suitable option for dumping. You can use dd, but the dump will be garbled. However, ...
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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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firmware crash qca6174 hw2.1

Everytime my laptop goes to sleep (low battery), wireless adapter crashes. This makes the system completly unusable. I cannot remove the driver, kill it, or restart NetworkManager. I cannot reboot ...
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What is coreboot?

I read it's about replacing the firmware on a board, but why do they need to do this, and does it effect the ability to install other OSs on the board?
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Firmware bug error message on Arch on Apple

On Arch Linux on a MacBook Air 5.1 i get the error message DMAR-IR: [Firmware Bug]: ioapic 2 has no mapping iommu, interrupt remapping will be disabled when booting. I can't notice any problem, but ...
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How to check mellanox (mlnx) ethernet card firmware and driver version?

AFAIK I think this is how I could check the firmware of a Mellanox Ethernet card: SERVER:~ # for i in 0 1 2 3 ; do ethtool -i eth$i|grep -i firmware; done|sort -u|cut -d' ' -f 2- 14.23.1020 (...
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Firmware binary identified by device

How firmware binary file is identified by any device like the binary file is meant for that device.. What is the role of kernel in this?
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What is firmware timeout?

I found a file /sys/class/firmware/timeout, and this file contains just one word 60. Is this timeout related to bootloader like GRUB timeout? What is the practical use of it?
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Clevo N141WU noise when fan is cooling

I just bought a Clevo N141WU (at system 76 it's known as the galago pro) from a Danish PC shop. It mostly works really nicely, but when the fan is spinning down (after a hard workload) it starts ...
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where to paste regulatory.db and how?

I am dealing with this regulatory.db error: [ 14.146398] platform regulatory.0: firmware: failed to load regulatory.db (-2) [ 14.146477] firmware_class: See https://wiki.debian.org/Firmware for ...
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Bluetooth is not working (no adapter available) Arch Linux KDE

dmesg | grep blue [ 25.483325] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM20702A1-0b05-180a.hcd failed with error -2 Here is the only closely matching firmware I see on the Arch site, and it ...
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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. Following these instructions. I have identified my card as BCM4321, which from the tables I ...
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Unable to get wireless interface to work on arch linux

I have installed Arch linux for the very first time. I'm dual booting Windows 10 alongside my new OS. I'm able to connet to the internet over my LAN (ethernet) and not over wifi. The wifi connection ...
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How to install non-free firmware from Windows via usb?

I have a debian 9 live bootable usb with non-free firmware. I am able to find my wifi network, but I cannot connect as I am missing the necessary firmware (ralink). I do not have an ethernet cable, ...
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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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Robolinux Live on Dell 5559 i7 6500U firmware error

Trying to run Robolinux Live on DVD on new Dell 5559 i7 6500U to test before install, but it won't run. Getting error: 57.647930 bluetooth: hci0 failed to open intel firmware file: intel/ibt-hw-37....