firmware

Can I safely remove fwupd* packages from Linux Mint 21.3 desktop?

Can I safely remove fwupd* packages from Linux Mint 21.3 desktop? # apt-get –simulate remove ‘fwupd*’ … The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libfwupdplugin5 Use ‘apt autoremove’ to remove it. The following packages will be REMOVED: fwupd fwupd-signed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded. …

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How Does the Debian Installer Search for Firmware on Demand?

How Does the Debian Installer Search for Firmware on Demand? Typically, after installing new firmware files, I need to reboot in order for the kernel to detect them and load them for my hardware to work properly. In the Debian installer, however, if you are missing firmware and you see this screen you can paste …

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Firmware-updater user guide

Firmware-updater user guide In Ubuntu 23.10, a gui program ‘firmware-updater’ was introduced. Is there a user manual to explain what the various features and buttons do? I am unsure what [Update Checksums] & [Verify Firmware] do and the implications of pressing them. eg: Does [Verify Firmware] check from an external source whether the firmware is …

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Where to Report Firmware issue?

Where to Report Firmware issue? I have a TP-Link UB500 Bluetooth 5 adapter which I use with a wireless keyboard and mouse on my Linux Mint machine. This adapter uses an RTL8761 chip. After a recent update Linux mint version update I found that the connection to both the mouse and keyboard would drop frequently, …

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tracking linux-firmware.git and backwards kernel compatibility

tracking linux-firmware.git and backwards kernel compatibility I’ve been tracking the upstream Linux firmware repo in /lib/firmware on a couple of machines, doing very periodic updates of that tree. I think I saw a firmware loading error booting an older kernel on the machine where I did a git-pull last week. Does that repository have a …

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Why a user has sound working in Debian 11 and other not?

Why a user has sound working in Debian 11 and other not? In Debian 11 I have two users in a laptop Lenovo Ideapad S145. One user has the sound working very well — I don’t know if it is a valid info but the user is in sudoers group. The other one gets Dummy …

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Does getting WiFi working on Debian 12 really require an internet connection on the device in question?

Does getting WiFi working on Debian 12 really require an internet connection on the device in question? When booting a fresh install of Debian 12 Bookworm I’m met with a message saying I need to go to https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version and to carefully read all instructions. Very well, …

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How to revert intel-microcode

How to revert intel-microcode A couple of days ago I received an update notification for intel-microcode and duly installed the update. Prior to that, I was getting clear (cold) boots. By this I mean that errant "^[k" strings (without quotes) were not intermittently auto-generated during the boot up process. By intermittent I mean these strings: …

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Is it possible to flash firmware through a VM?

Is it possible to flash firmware through a VM? I have a few USB devices that have newer firmware available, but I don’t have a Windows PC handy to update the firmware. First I checked fwupdmgr to see if I could update the devices directly in Linux, but it said there weren’t any firmware updates …

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Thinkpad unable to boot into Fedora after shutting down during update

Thinkpad unable to boot into Fedora after shutting down during update I have have a Thinkpad L13 yoga gen 3 (Amd) which I bought to use Fedora on and has mostly been a good experience. Recently I installed a firmware update through Gnome software which was unusual since it took a considerable amount of time …

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Zorin doesn't install Dell firmware update

Zorin doesn't install Dell firmware update Regularly, I’m notified by Zorin’s Software app that a Dell firmware update is available. It’s always v1.11.0 > v1.25.0. When clicking on “Install”, I’m asked to re-boot the system. After doing so, the update notification in the Software app is gone. However, after a couple of days it always …

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Wi-Fi not working on Ubuntu 23.04 Acer Swift 14

Wi-Fi not working on Ubuntu 23.04 Acer Swift 14 Ubuntu does not recognize my Wi-Fi adapter on a newly purchased notebook. I am trying to fix this issue for hours now and came along dozens of similar issues, but non seems to solve my problem. Wi-Fi adapter is allright, as it worked on natively installed …

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How to diagnose what is blocking the installation of Linux package?

How to diagnose what is blocking the installation of Linux package? Detailed answer I am trying to install the package Debian firmware-misc-nonfree on a particular Linux installation. ╰─○ apt install firmware-misc-nonfree Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree… Done Reading state information… Done Package firmware-misc-nonfree is not available, but is referred to by another package. …

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'fwupdmgr update' exit with 1 (error)

'fwupdmgr update' exit with 1 (error) I run LinuxMint21 and when I run fwupdmgr update, it exit with 1 (error). But there’s no error on STDERR. Any clue? My system is up to date. $ uname -a Linux box 5.15.0-67-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 22 14:14:39 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux # tree /boot/efi/ …

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Should I update the linux firmware if I am not updating the kernel?

Should I update the linux firmware if I am not updating the kernel? I am running Linux Mint 20.3 . Should I update the Linux Firmware that Update Manager is showing if I am not also updating the Kernel update offered? I hesitate to update the 5.4.0-42 Kernel because I am afraid it will replace …

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How do I install non-free firmware in Debian 12 (Bookworm)?

How do I install non-free firmware in Debian 12 (Bookworm)? How do I install non-free firmware using the advanced package tool (APT) in Debian 12 (bookworm)? Asked By: Константин Ван || Source Add the repository non-free-firmware to the APT software package sources in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, and do apt update with the root permission. For …

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Do we need to manually load the firmware in /lib/firmware?

Do we need to manually load the firmware in /lib/firmware? I saw many firmware files in /lib/firmware. Do we need to load it manually or will OS auto load it if it sees a corresponding device? Asked By: Mark K || Source I take it you’re talking about a Linux system. If so, you don’t …

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rtw_8821ce: firmware failed to leave lps state

rtw_8821ce: firmware failed to leave lps state I have the RTL8821ce Wifi and Bluetooth adapter under Ubuntu 22.04.1 Jammy Jellyfish. The adapter is working. However, I have the message in the systemd log: rtw_8821ce 0000:02:00.0: firmware failed to leave lps state I have no idea what it means. I suppose I have to wait to …

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What is this update exactly designed for? (new BIOS?)

What is this update exactly designed for? (new BIOS?) I own a rather older piece of server, Dell PowerEdge T20, with the latest BIOS version A20, link to Dell updates, screen of the update in case link goes dead in time: This morning, when SSH’d into this server, I was greeted with a message that …

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Why is my HP Firefly firmware update not installing?

Why is my HP Firefly firmware update not installing? Edit: I am running Ubuntu 22.10, fully updated. The Ubuntu Software App and the Update manager both indicate that there is a firmware update, but once the firmware downloads and decompresses but then I get the following error from both the command line and update utility …

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