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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Using Debian to backup my firmware setup?

I have a HP 15-g094sa Notebook PC, and have dual booted it with Windows 10 and Debian Stretch. The manufacturer firmware for Windows 10 is on there by default. Before making a significant change to ...
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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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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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How to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre with firmware update

How does a firmware update help in mitigating Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities? Is it true that vendors are only releasing a firmware update for the windows platform? What about Linux? I ...
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TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata

I sent my computer to the manufacturer for diagnosis and help for a video output issue it was having. They updated the BIOS. Since then I've been getting [Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due ...
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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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Unable to use bluetooth on my device

Problem I'm unable to use bluetooth. During the boot, I get this error: usb 1-1.1: firmware: failed to load ar3k/AthrBT_0x01020200.dfu (-2) Bluetooth: Loading patch file failed Laptop: Asus x201e ...
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What is the purpose of ath10k/pre-cal-pci and ath10k/cal-pci?

I'm running Debian 9 including non-free firmware, in order to get my wifi to work. I do apparently have the necessary firmware as my wifi works, but I do still get the following output after running ...
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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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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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How to install firmware without internet connection (debian 9 live) [duplicate]

I am using a debian stretch live i386 gnome iso image with non-free firmware that I have booted from my usb, and I can find my wifi network but I am unable to connect after entering my password. ...
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Brick Laptop: How to Update Firmware/BIOS from Linux

Model: Acer E5-573G mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) ...
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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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Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary

I am compiling my own kernel (4.4.x) on Debian Stretch, and I want to include the firmware for my radeon graphics card in the kernel, so that it does not need to be loaded from userspace. ...
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The package linux-firmware-nonfree causes Debian to not see my monitors

When I boot up after installing that package, my monitors don't work. I know that I can still get to a tty and that the system is working because I can run 'eject cdrom' and I can play the bell noise,...
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Debian Firmware from cdimage.debian.org vs from manufacturer

I have recently started to learn Linux, and Debian is the most likeable to me. I installed it on a notebook, and found that some firmware is missing (which is in line with what I read in the ...
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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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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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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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Check if non-free firmware has been installed correctly

I downloaded the deb packages; put them, without extracting them, into a USB drive* and, when asked, I told the installer to search them in that drive. Now, on my freshly installed system, the files ...
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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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Fail2Ban with DDWRT or router

How can I use fail2ban with DDWRT or a router? I love using fail2ban, but there is no info about using fail2ban in a linux base ddwrt / optware / entware and so on.
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linux-firmware_1.157.10 installation error: “cannot remove '/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43362-sdio.bin': Permission denied. ” [closed]

I have had the following error for the last month or so when trying to do a standard: apt-get upgrade or update-manager Output from terminal is as follows: Reading package lists... Building ...
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why firmware will be missing? Doesn't it come with the product?

I'm tring to install arch linux on my mac mini from a usb stick. But I'm stuck at the beginning: [ 9.138816] b43 ssb0:0: Direct firmware load for b43/ucode15.fw failed with error -2 [ 9.138900]...
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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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error with i915 clock in dmesg

Build Debian 9 (Kernel 4.8.0.1-amd64) i6700k (Skylake) Issue I get a strange error in dmesg that reads: [ 3.683213] [drm:intel_dp_link_training_clock_recovery [i915]] *ERROR* too many full ...
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Missing firmware in Debian? [duplicate]

Initial Problem Firstly, I think I should note that I have a Skylake CPU, as I have heard there are issues with Skylake CPUs and this i915 driver from here. I don't really understand enough about ...
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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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What is “firmware” in Linux terminology?

I'm being confused by the use of firmware in the context of Linux. My understanding of firmware & driver is that firmware is the code that runs on the bare metal of a device such as a Bluetooth ...
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How do you specify which wireless drivers get loaded?

I'm trying to resolve issues with my wifi running slowly relative to other computers on the same network/location. When connected to the local network a speedtest.net runs at 1-2Mbit from my computer, ...
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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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Wifi on Debian on Dell E7270

Network manager doesn't see wifi card. Card keep being disabled after restart. Something overwrites /etc/resolv.conf.
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iwlwifi 7265d-25.u and -26.u missing (kali linux)(firmware)

I see this error message every time i boot to my kali-linux. May someone know how to fix this i can not find iwlwifi-7265D-25.ucode and iwlwifi-7265D-26.ucode. root@kalidaz:~# dmesg | grep iwlwifi | ...
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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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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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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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how to update laptop firmware on linux

Lenovo does not seem to provide laptop firmware updates for linux. Laptops tend to lack a dvd drive lately. How do I update under Linux/Unix?
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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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Screen Freeze after installing firmware-linux-nonfree

I installed firmware-linux-nonfree on my 15" Powerbook G4 running Debian 8.7. The idea was to enable hardware acceleration to improve the graphics performance. I added the append="radeon.agpmode=-...
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vbetool not disabling screen after installing linux-firmware-nonfree on Debian

I'm running Debian Jessie on a laptop as a server, and interact with it exclusively through SSH. Since I never need to interact with it, I just leave it sit at a TTY to save resources, and turn the ...
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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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Installing missing firmware in debian

During installation I got a few pop ups stating that hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. At that time I didn't have those files so I continued with the installation, but now my now ...
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Update Firmware of Samsung 840 Pro

I have a Samsung 840 PRO Series SSD and want to update its firmware in order to find an alternative solution for this problem. I downloaded "Samsung Magician Software for Enterprise SSD" from this ...
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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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Trouble “activating” the SDIO Broadcom BCM43430 Wifi chip on Linux 4.8.0

I have an Intel Z3735F (Bay Trail) platform running a current 64Bit kernel 4.8. on UEFI32. From lines in dmesg and hwinfo I found, that on this particular device the on-board "Broadcom BCM43430 WLAN ...
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No internet connection debian [closed]

My internet connection doesn't work on Debian after a fresh install. This is what I encountered after a couple of hours searching: My ifconfig has an eth0 entry. cat interfaces returns source /etc/...
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.ucode driver not load in Debian

I put my .ucode file in /lib/firmware folder. On boot Debian write me: Oct 22 22:32:28 LionZXY-debian kernel: [ 2.215242] clocksource: tsc: mask: 0xffffffffffffffff max_cycles: 0x22983f10a64, ...
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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 do I install “non-free firmware” (wifi driver) from USB?

I'm dual-booting kali linux with windows 10. While boot installation kali linux asks for: Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. The firmware can be loaded from removable ...
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Problems with driver for Broadcom wi-fi card in Debian

My laptop is HP 250 G4 P5T98ES My OS is: Debian jessie 20160917 While I was installing Debian from live-usb, it told me that it can't connect to the wireless network because it has no non-free ...