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 to change dongle firmware with Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to know how to insert custom firmware to dongles or routers with Ubuntu? I have firmware files that want to insert into all dongles I have, dongle models are different, but I think it should be ...
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Change Huawei E5573 firmware with Linux

I have Huawei E5573 modem, but it have strange browser interface with Open Source Software Notice. Software: conntrack-tools v1.0.0, so I am worried about security of that device. How can I upload ...
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Unable to find devices bluetooth

I am unable to find devices when I turned on my bluetooth When I do dmesg | grep -i bluetooth It says [62345.607832] Bluetooth: hci0: command 0x1003 tx timeout [62345.608374] Bluetooth: hci0: ...
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Is there a GUI for the tool fwupd (firmware updater) in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Ubuntu MATE 20.04 a Firmware Updater is integrated, it is a GTK front end for fwupd. And I wonder whether there is such thing for the Vanilla Ubuntu GNOME.
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Intel AX201 detected as AC9462. WIFI connectivity problems

After a fresh ubuntu 20.04 install I'm seeing lower than usual wifi speeds. My laptop is an Acer A515-54g equipped with a WIFI 6 Intel AX201 card, but the system reports it as a AC9462 and seems to ...
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Facing problems post upgrade from 19.04 to 20.04

I just upgraded my ubuntu from 19.04 to 19.10 a few days ago and ever since i have faced an issue with booting. When i boot up, the grub would default boot into the new kernel image(of 19.10) and ...
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Ubuntu isn't booting up after installing 20.04

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 in my dell 5567 laptop and after installing it is just showing a black screen when I select Ubuntu in the GRUB menu. I have noticed some errors while restarting the ...
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[Firmware Bug]: Duplicate ACPI video bus devices [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (but the same thing happened when I installed Kubuntu 20.04). When I boot up, I get the following (this from dmesg): [ 6.599612] [Firmware Bug]: Duplicate ...
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Lag in Ubuntu after updating firmware

I have intense lag my system while working with it, everything was Ok before updating firmware and Ubuntu. I have no idea which one is related to the lag, firmware update or the OS. [!System Monitor]...
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Live USB - Error messages and frozen machine

I recently met an issue with my computer. When I try to boot with a Live USB of Ubuntu (18.04 Live x64 created with unetbootin), a first page of errors appears and disappears suddenly. https://...
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Sound card stopped getting detected after ran out of battery

My laptop ran out of battery. I plugged it and boot it up again but the audio card is not getting detected anymore after boot. The only sound output listed is a dummy output. Already tried ...
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Wifi Module Qualcomm QCA9377 is not working with Ubuntu 19.10 on Lenovo IdeaPad c340

I got myself an IdeaPad C340 and since Windows has fallen out of my favour recently, I decided to plunge myself into the world of Linux. The Version is Ubuntu 19.10 I have very limited experience ...
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Intel WiFi 6 AX200 not working on Ubuntu 16.04

According to Intel, Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz device is only guaranteed to work with the kernel version 5.1+. (For your information, it works on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS with kernel version 5.3.0-28.) ...
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Bluetooth is not working on my laptop Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS BCM43142 0a5c:21d7

output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A3; lsusb; dmesg | grep -i blue 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 black screen after updating firmware [Dell XPS 9370]

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 a few days ago [I enabled AHCI in Bios in order to install it]. Everything was working fine. The firmware was updated automatically after I sudo updated and upgraded ...
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How do I get past the boot error: failed to fetch board data for bus=pci,vendor=168c,…?

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit installed (via dual boot) on a Dell Inspiron 15 3000. Every time I try to boot into Ubuntu, this error comes up, and I'm driven into emergency mode. The error This ...
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Dell Latitude 5491 hangs on restart at initramfs after latest update to 19.10

I have a Dell Latitude 5491 running 19.10 which hangs at the initramfs subsequent to the capsule firmware update which was released on 26 Feb 2020. If I boot from USB I can access the drive (...
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Firmware not running - cannot dump error Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Dell Vostro 5590 laptop and the wifi worked fine until now. Suddenly Ubuntu can't find any wifi adapters. I'm still pretty new to linux, so I'm not sure what to do. I found that it's a ...
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Intel AC 9560 not working

So I got a new PC(L13 yoga with Intel AC9560) and I want to install Linux. More specific Ubuntu and for some reason the wifi adapter does not work. In the settings it says it is not found and in the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 BCM43142A0 bluetooth problem [duplicate]

I have a problem with Bluetooth on my Laptop. It seems to get stuck on searching for devices. I looked through AskUbuntu already and found a few great, detailed solutions, but I don't know what ...
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After update the wifi card not working

when I'm upgrading my whole upgrade of linux the wifi card is blinking with "device not ready". I tried several ways but failed worked over 20 days on it. Is their any way to backup the network ...
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Thinkpad A285 stop working after 18.04 latest update applied

This happened twice so it is reproducible. I bought a thinkpad A285 (tp) AMD Ryzen on 3/dec/2019. Shrunk windows 10 pro partition and installed 18.04 desktop LTS from USB. So dual boot with windows. ...
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How to include firmware to Ubuntu Server Install?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS on a HP ProLiant DL360 G7. During the initial boot I receive the error "can't load firmware file bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw" ... I was able to locate the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 intel wireless ac 9260 “This device is not working” under additional drivers, but wifi is working

I just did a fresh 18.04 install. Now my wifi isn't recognized for some reason, but I'm using wifi right now. I'm not sure what this means here's a screenshot of it. I tried some possible solutions ...
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Type of data raw1394handle_t

How I can know what is the type of raw1394handle_t? I know that this data is come from the library dc1394_control.h, but I wanted to know what kind of data have it inside. Thanks.
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Ubuntu 18.04 with Intel 10th Gen Graphics - Can't Change Color Profiles

I got a new laptop a few days ago, a Dell Inspiron 15 3000. In my country, you can't get the developer edition (with Ubuntu preinstalled), so I settled for the one with Windows 10. I swiftly installed ...
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“[Firmware Bug]” after change SSHD to SSD

Originally I was using Seagate Hybrid Hard Disk (SSHD) but moved to Samsung SSD due to the mass production of bad sectors because of Seagate's durability. But soon a problem arose. I got some problem ...
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Install Intel Wifi AX200 [duplicate]

I have a Intel Wifi AX200 as far as I can tell. I have seen more topics about this but I'm not really sure what to do. On this page: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005511/...
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Failing Installation of Ubuntu 18.04 w/ Lenovo Thinkpad P73 cannot boot up saying: “[Firmware bug]: TPM interrupt not working”

I persistently get this bug. Installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on a Thinkpad p73. However... It doesn't do anything beyond that unless I do a hard-shutdown. So what I tried is... After hard-shutdown it ...
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iMac white screen of death on attempting to boot into Ubuntu 19

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10 on a 27" 2010 iMac. After a recent power outage, powering on the iMac hardware results in being stuck on a white screen and never booting. It also won't boot from a USB ...
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19.10 5ghz speed slow compared to dual boot windows

I am running dual boot ubuntu 19.10 and windows 10 pro. When I'm connected to my home internet(500mbits up and down) via 5ghz, I am getting the following results: Retrieving speedtest.net server list....
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Ubunto 19.10 can't install Controller Update?

Every time I restart my computer and open up "Ubuntu Software" I have a Controller update that says ThinkPad P53/P73 Embeddd Controller Update 0.1.7 -> 0.1.08. I click update and no errors appear ...
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Is there a way to check the bios battery from the command line? [duplicate]

Is there a way to check the bios battery life from the command line?
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fwupd won't update Unifying receiver firmware

LVFS says there is a firmware update for my Logitech Unifying Receiver, RQR12.10_B0032 uploaded 2019-9-19 and rated high urgency. Gnome Software does not find any firmware updates but running ...
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Getting “TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update” after the update [duplicate]

After the update for Ubuntu 19.10 it won't run. This is what I'm getting:
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No sound on Dell Chromebook 13 3380 on Ubuntu 18 LTS

I flashed firmware of my Dell Chromebook 13 3380 by MrChromebox script. Then, I installed Ubuntu 18 LTS but I am not getting any kind of sound. I have tried muting and unmuting alsa also. I have ...
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Touchscreen firmware for Schneider SCT101CTM

I've installed Ubuntu 19.04 on the tablet Schneider SCT101CTM. I've used isorespin to attach a UEFI32 bootloader to the iso and then installed from usb. Everything works out of the box except the ...
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Is there an easy way to tell which proprietary blobs my system uses?

I understand Ubuntu puts the proprietary blobs in the linux-firmware package which contains a LOT of files. Is there an easy way to tell which of these blobs my system actually uses?
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No internet after messing up with tasksel

I'll try to make it as tl;dr as possible I got a brand new Dell XPS 9380 with fresh ubuntu-mate 18.04 from the IT guy in my job. I wasn't sure about mate so I tried different environments with ...
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dmidecode will read a Dell service tag - how can it be changed?

After replacing the motherboard in a Dell laptop due to physical damage, it has the "Other" service tag. The system technically is under regular warranty, but not with this "Other" service tag. Is ...
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Bluetooth Firmware Problem

I got ubuntu 16.04 and my Bluetooth is not working. I will give you the steps I have done so far. 1)$ lsusb | grep Blue Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21d7 Broadcom Corp. BCM43142 Bluetooth 4.0 2) ...
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FIRM ware blocking signal

I use the internet signal from a common router in my building. The system has worked well for several months but now I can still get the internet on my laptop but no longer on my desktop (both are PCs)...
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Any way to check last BIOS update from shell command?

I am doing some firmware testing on my devices where loaded with Ubuntu16.04 Does Ubuntu store the firmware update history in some kind of log where i can access via terminal? Need some advise, TQ *...
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Device Firmware Update Never Success: XPS 15 9570 Precision 5530

Every one or two weeks, my ubuntu 18.10 will popup a software upgrading window asking me to update device firmware of my laptop. The firmware is XPS 15 9570 Precision 5503 System Update. But every ...
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Does updating firmware updates the bios in ubuntu 18?

I am using ubuntu 18 and wish to update both the firmware and the bios. Does updating the firmware using this manual and this command update the bios as well as the firmware? sudo fwupdmgr update
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issues updating firmware using fwupdmgr update

I am using ubuntu 18 with a pc (asus motherboard) and trying to update the firmware using this After starting the service using those commands nothing happens sudo apt update && sudo apt ...
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Remove unneeded files from /lib/firmware

I'm trying to clear up space on my root partition and /lib/firmware is taking up a lot of space. There are a lot of files for devices that I know I don't have, but there's also a lot of files for ...
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Missing amdgpu firmware file named vega20_ta.bin | Kubuntu 19.04

Recently, after each upgrade I get these lines at the end of the process: Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.131ubuntu19) ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.0.0-17-generic ...
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Upgrading Kingston SSD firmware in Ubuntu?

I'm having problems with my second Kingston SSD in the past few years. The folks here have raised the possibility that I might need to update the firmware. I'm about to buy a new SSD and reinstall ...
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Upgrading to 19.04 Hauppauge Quad HDTV Firmware install

The Github has an empty README file and I am a little lost as to how to install the Firmware (dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw) to get my Tuners working in Kaffeine. Any help is appreciated.

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