Questions tagged [firmware]

Firmware is a type of software that is required to operate a hardware product on the lowest level. Relevant examples include BIOS and firmware blobs for devices such as wireless cards.

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How do I run firmware updates, if nothing happens when I click “update”?

Gnome software often shows me Device Firmware updates in the Updates tab: Usually, clicking the "Update" button runs them. That seems like generally expected behavior. In this case, when I ...
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Why won't a firmware update install on my newly upgraded to 21.04 Thinkpad laptop?

The 'Ubuntu Software' application tells me me I have a firmware update available (screenshot below). I have installed many of those on this laptop without problems but this time when I click "...
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Trouble booting ubuntu bios DMAR firmware bug and snd_hda_intel?

I have this error from the given photo [1] and i dont really know what to do about it. I tried the given commands but nothing happened. When I tried using the given command exit this is what i got: ...
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DMAR firmware bug. Broken BIOS?

I've seen below error message on my laptop screen upon loading Ubuntu just while ago but I was able to login without problem. What do you think could have gone wrong here? DMAR: [Firmware Bug]: No ...
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What is the difference between lvfs and vendor-directory?

What is the difference between lvfs and vendor-directory? KDE has recently added support for lvfs. That is enabled by default, but when looking at the software sources I also see 'vendor-directory - ...
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How to update Alienware desktop firmware in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have an Alienware desktop with i9, 32 GB RAM, RTX 2080 Super. I want to update the firmware of it. So far, all the guides I find only work for Dell systems. How would I do the same for an Alienware ...
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mds cpu and smt how to solve in ubuntu 20.04

my cpu seems to be affecetd by: [ 0.152573] MDS CPU bug present and SMT on, data leak possible. See https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/hw-vuln/mds.html for more details is an old ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 linux-firmware install error (mkinitramfs failure)

A while back I installed updates via the GUI updater, and got an error, something similar to linux-firmware post-install script failure. Honestly, I was just happy that the box still booted normally ...
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How to install Firmware on a MacBook Air with Lubuntu 20.04 LTS

How does one install Firmware on a MacBook Air (2011) with only OS Lubuntu 20.04 LTS. For any help many thanks in advance! manoka
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Bluetooth won't connect to device (firmware patch file not found)

I bought an Bluetooth adapter that says it is Linux compatible. The Bluetooth rune shows in the tool bar I open the Bluetooth devices window via the rune and it shows the device I wish to connect to. ...
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Device unable to boot into Ubuntu, fails with start_image() returned invalid parameter

The device in question is a Thinkpad T480, and the only OS installed on the disk is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When trying to boot, it appears to attempt to install some firmware updates, then fails with the ...
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ubuntu store keeps showing the same LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service) update

After I install an LVFS update from the ubuntu store I get the same update over and over again as if i never install it. Is there any way to hold this update or remove it from the updates list. Any ...
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fwupd service fails to start

For a while now I have a problem with fwupd. Initially I noticed an error message every time I open Ubuntu Software. The error reads "Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.fwupd: ...
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Computer restarts when fading into blank screen or suspending

I just installed Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 today in my Toshiba Satellite L50-B. I noticed that the computer restarts either when idling for a few minutes, which would supposedly lead to a blank screen, or ...
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missing firmware navi10_mes.bin for module amdg

I try run below command on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS sudo update-initramfs -u -k $(uname -r) I get: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.8.0-43-generic W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/...
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Ubuntu 20.10 network crashing

After upgrading ubuntu 20.10 from 20.4.1 my network is no longer stable. It works for a day or two and then just stops responding until I shut it down and start again. Nothing is possible to do once ...
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Copying all firmware files from GitHub repository kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware to /lib/firmware

I copied the whole content of https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git to the /lib/firmware folder of my system. I do not face any issues and it fixed the missing ...
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How to set parity/stop bits on Keyspan (or other) usb-to-serial / RS232 converter? (stty doesn't work)

I have two different usb-to-serial adapters, a Keyspan USA-19HS and a Plugable usb serial converter. Plugging either in to my Ubuntu 20.10 Lenovo X1 laptop results in a /dev/ttyUSB0 being created that ...
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Software Update slows to crawl when upgrading linux-firmware

I have a laptop which over the years I have upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 20.04. I tend to run Software Updater within minutes of receiving notification. Usually this process takes about 5 ...
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What does “Memory unclaimed” mean in lshw output?

I just did fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 (completely overwrote previous install). Then installed all of the firmware / software updates. Then I ran sudo lshw -c memory, which showed *-memory UNCLAIMED ...
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Q: How to update firmware correctly

I'm looking at the screen and I'm wondering how to update the firmware suggested here, while not using the dock. My question is on how. Don't I, in order to update the firmware, have to be connected ...
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What are firmware blobs (from linux-firmware) exactly?

According to https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Linux_firmware, Linux firmware is a package distributed alongside the Linux kernel that contains firmware binary blobs necessary for partial or full ...
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Lenovo ideapad 5-15ARE05 firmware upgrade, how to?

Running a Lenovo ideapad 5-15ARE05 (4800u) (shipped with FreeDos) without major issues with Ubuntu 20.10. Touchpad, graphics and display are working fine with the 5.8 kernel. Although the fingerprint ...
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iwlwifi fails occasionally with “Hardware error”, “Queue stuck” and “Microcode SW error”

I have Ubuntu 18.04 (kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic) installed on my laptop with Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 9462, REV=0x354 as its wireless card. Sometimes I notice my wifi acting strangely with ...
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Asrock Firmware Update slowed down Ubuntu boot

I updated my ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming4 Board to the latest Firmware as it is described on their homepage. After that my Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS takes a lot more time to boot: ➜ ~ systemd-analyze time ...
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Dell firmware update requires boot partition expansion

In 2016 I bought a Dell XPS 13 9350, which came with Ubuntu 14.04 out of the box. By now it has been upgraded to 20.04. Firmware updates are available from the Software Centre by default. Lately, ...
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w: possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8125a-3.fw for module r8169

Whenever I try to install any drivers or something I get this error. Because this error I guess I am not able to on the machine. I have booted normal from recovery mode after that I have rebooted ...
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Why can't I upgrade firmware on my Thinkpad after upgrade from 20.04 to 20.10?

I upgraded my Thinkpad laptop from Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10. All went well. However, there's now firmware updates available but when I try to apply them I get an error saying: Unable to update "...
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Driver suggestion for AMD Ryzen 5 3550H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx

Graphics: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Baffin [Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro 450/455/460/555/560] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67ef Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [...
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Cannot install UEFI-FW-Update

With my Thinkpad X390 I cannot install the Firmware-Update from Ubuntu Software "UEFI Device Firmware 192.40.1433 -> 192.47.1542". When clicking "Update" it downloads and "...
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Is there a limit on the number of MOKs we can write to firmware?

IF YOU ARE NOT SURE, PLEASE DO GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS After installing Ubuntu, if we install a graphics driver for dedicated graphics card then we need to enroll a MOK to the firmware. As far as I ...
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Livepatch, An update has just been applied. I get this on every bootup

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 with firmware 4.15.0-112-generic, gnome 3.28.2. Livepatch always says "An update has just been applied" in the notifications every time I boot the machine. What ...
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Update firmware on ubuntu to Microchip BLE module BM70/71

Has anybody succeded in updating new firmware (RN4870 or BM70) to Microchip BLE module (BM70/71) on ubuntu? Recomended PC Tool isupdate.exe does not work on ubuntu. I tried to run it with wine but I ...
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Is it possible to fix the possible missing firmware (see picture below) after installing Kernel 5.4.0-48 to Kubuntu 18.04

I saw the previous questions on Possible missing firmware but in my case, I got few more than previously reported. See picture below. I installed this kernel: 5.4.0-48-generic #52~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP ...
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How can I safely confirm Intel Management Engine status Disabled or Enabled

After I set up my new PC, I received a notification to update the Dell firmware for my new Dell Precision 3240 Compact. iIt said it was an update for security, so I did it. The next time I started up ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen with cursor after upgrade (from 18.04 to 20.04)

it says firmware load failed then boots to a black screen, if you do Ctrl alt F4 it opens a non gui terminal.
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Flash Magic error: “Unable to communicate.(in use)Ensure no other applications are using the COM Port. Try raising or lowering the baud rate”

I am trying to burn a .hex file on LPC2129 by connecting it through USB wire with my PC by using Flash Magic software on Ubuntu 20.04. The moment I press start on Flash Magic it shows the error below: ...
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Possible missing firmware (Xubuntu 18.04)

I have received this warning for a few weeks when I upgrade certain packages such as kernel or firmware. W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8125a-3.fw for module r8169 W: Possible ...
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Dell XPS 13 9365 can't activate bluetooth on Ubuntu 20.04

All efforts to switch on bluetooth are failed. No any traces of bluetooth adapter could be found: lsusb produces: Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID ...
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How to install a firmware update from an .exe file?

I can only get the update which I need since it fixes issues I've already run into as an .exe file. How do I install it from Ubuntu? My notebook is a HP Probook 440 G5.
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How to update keyboard firmware?

I recently bought a Durgod Hades 68 mechanical keyboard. It works great out of the box but I'm having some difficulty with the Hera Compiler, the proprietary software that's used to customize the key ...
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Trouble with Ubunutu 18.04 wifi connection on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (gen 7), Intel AC-9560

I am a very new Ubuntu user, and I'm having a bit of trouble with my wifi card. Here's my setup: I have a dual boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 on a 7th generation Thinkpad X1 Carbon. When I first ...
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How to update the computer bios firmware without using Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron 3647 desktop with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa). How can I check the bios firmware version from inside Ubuntu and update it (if necessary) without using MS Windows?
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Unable to boot into Ubunutu after firmware update

I have been booting into Ubuntu 20.04 for some time now on a Dell Latitude computer also running Windows 10 Enterprise. I restarted the computer just now and it attempted a firmware update then shut ...
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apt-get upgrade returns with errors

I could not find a solution to my problem, so decided to ask. When I run sudo apt-get upgrade - I get errors concerning the linux-firmware and initramfs-tools Could you help me please? Here is what I ...
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How can I activate wifi on BCM4364 using brcmfac driver & firmware?

I am running Ubuntu on a Mac Mini 8,1. "No WiFi Adapter Found" I started on 20.04 and only upgraded to get the latest Linux firmware in the hope of getting the wifi working. I also updated ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 firmware problem

I'm a newbie Linux user and I've just had installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10. It was installed not 100% succesfully because everytime I want to install a new program (e.g adobe flash player), ...
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Broadcom USB Bluetooth adapter not working

I'm trying to make a Broadcom-based Bluetooth USB adapter work in Ubuntu 20.04 (this one, to be specific). And it just refuses to work. The symptoms are always the same: I get the following errors in ...
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Wifi adapter sometimes not detected!

I am using Kubuntu 20.04 alongside Windows 10. About 40% of the time I boot into Kubuntu, it doesn't detect a wifi adapter and I have to reboot. After reboot it detects the adapter. If I boot another ...
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bluetooth on ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have ubuntu 20 lst installed and bluetooth only works from the laptop to the mobile. when trying to send a file from the mobile, it says sending error. sudo dmesg | grep -i blue [ 1.909755] usb ...

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