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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How check EFI revision?

How can I check the (U)EFI revision (or specification version) of my laptop NB: I don't mean the EFI/BIOS version provided by the manufacturer of the laptop/motherboard
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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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how to update the firmware of an epson xp 211 printer in linux?

Since the epson utility are available for windows and mac, I was wondering how to update the firmware in Linux. Comment> Using a virtualized windows/mac machine would work?. I remembered , this was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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network card initializes too long (looks like firmware problem)

The problem is that wifi becomes available only in about 2 minutes after the system is turned on. But after that network works just fine. /var/log/messages contains the following error messages: Apr ...
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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 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 ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet whatsoever,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Peculiar “disconnection” issue with ALFA AWUS036NHA (atheros 9271L)

I am using: Debian Sid (kernel 4.15.0-2-amd64), and I can connect flawlessly to my wifi network using my onboard Intel 7265 and iwlwifi even with weak signal (e.g -80dBm). However, I have recently ...
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PTXdist + Linux ARM - PCIe not coming up

I've been building a board support package in PTXdist for a Marvell Armada CortexA9 - based embedded system. For now all hardware seems to be working, except for the PCIe - bus. I'm running a Linux 4....
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disable HDMI audio on radeon graphics card

How can I disable HDMI audio on my radeon graphics card? I tried passing kernel boot parameters, but that did not help: radeon.audio=0 snd-hda-intel.enable=0,1 I am using custom kernel without ...
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Kernel 4.12.3 doesn't coop with bcmwl-kernel-source (Mint 18.2)

I updated my kernel to fix a problem with a graphics driver (namely AMDGPU-PRO from AMD) and it works like a dream now However, if you fix one problem - another problem will arise. The bcmwl-kernel-...
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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....
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Hardware acceleration on Debian 8 ppc with Mobility Radeon 9600

I recently install Debian 8 with LXDE on my 2005 Powerbook 15" 1.67GHz with a Mobility Radeon 9600 PRO Turbo graphics card. 0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/...
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`/lib/firmware/BCM43430A1.hcd` owned by non-root user

Description During an installation, I was hinted that /lib's group isn't root. That of course doesn't sound right and as it turned out, it's even worse: The owner of /lib isn't root, either. Upon ...
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Debian - Atheroes AR9271 not working

I'm trying to get AR9271 chipset to work under debian (Raspbian). sudo lsusb | grep Atheros Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n I have installed firmware-...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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linux-firmware-nonfree hangs my system, but I need it for 3D graphics

I'm on Debian Sid, fully up-to-date. I need firmware-linux-nonfree in order to get 3D graphics, but unfortunately, when I install it, my system hangs at boot at the point where it waits for /dev to be ...
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Pinnacle TV tuner card, readreg error, dvb_register failed, cx8802 probe failed, firmware never loads

I'm trying to make this card work in a touch screen kiosk running Ubuntu 10.04, kernel 2.6.32-45-generic This card seems to use the s5h1411 chip instead of the s5h1409 the modules are expecting. I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...