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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apt refusing to install kernel firmware package from Debian backports

In trying to get my Ryzen integrated GPU working properly, and ultimately in trying to set the screen resolution above 1024x768, my understanding is I need at least Linux 4.15. I am using Debian ...
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Recompile a kernel including a firmware

How can i recompile the kernel? I' m trying this guide https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/BuildYourOwnKernel. I' m using lubuntu 18.04 on a tablet, i want a custom kernel to enable the touchcreen. ...
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AMD-Vi: Unable to write to IOMMU perf counter. Arch Linux

I'm having some problems with an Antergos 4.18 installation on my Acer Swift 3 (SF315-41) the main one is regarding virtualization. At first when I booted up the OS I would get this messages: [...
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CentOS 7 linux-firmware - how to trim it?

CentOS 7 has merged a number of firmware packages into 'linux-firmware' and made these a dependency of kernels. Is there an easy way to create a stripped down version of this, removing those firmware ...
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Rolling back Intel-microcode updates and computer speed

I assume that Debian package intel-microcode packages gradually correct the various spectre and meltdown issues. From what I understand about these problems, the only way to correct them on existing ...
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Cannot update intel microcode using apt-get

I'm using Debian Stretch, kernel 4.17.11 and when I run sudo apt-get install intel-microcode I get Package intel-microcode is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may ...
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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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“Load missing firmware from removable media?” (Debian)

I'm installing Debian from a USB drive onto my laptop, and it's asking me for the following firmware file: brcm/brcmfmac43241b4-sdio.bin I have another Linux distro on my laptop already, so I already ...
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Firmware packages: What do they actually do?

On my CentOS, a yum update brings up the following: (6/38): iwl1000-firmware-39.31.5.1-62.el7_39.31.5.1-62.2.el7_5.noarch.drpm ...