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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Upgrade issue: fglrx-core

I tired to upgrade linux firmware and I get the following: Get:1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 linux-firmware all 1.187.31 [125 MB] Fetched 125 MB in 18s (7,027 kB/s) ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 3400 device firmware update Micron MTFDKBA***TFH 0003P7LN lenovo thinkpad

Hi I have this in my updates for my Thinkpad Carbon X1 can anyone tell me what this is for and what part of the hardware it is for. Just a bit dubious about applying firmware unless I know what it is ...
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WiFi not working after upgrading to 22.04

I upgraded to version 22.04 some days ago, and from that day I have been fighting with the WiFi, but could not make it work. The fact is the card is present, but it is not recognized by the system. ...
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Touchpad is suddenly not working

So today my touchpad suddenly stopped working. I can't move the cursor and can't scroll, however clicking with the dedicated buttons works. I've updated linux-firmware, however the problem didn't ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: suspend disk encryption to install firmware update?

I have received in ubuntu software an update for the Intel platform (2021.2 Release). I am running ubuntu 20.04 on a ThinkPad Carbon X1 9thGen with full disk encryption activated during installation. ...
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how to figure out the current used bluetooth firmware

i am currently on an Ubuntu Touch device and try to figure out if a firmware update of bluetooth worked out. How do I get to know the right command to figure out the bluetooth firmware. dmesg shows ...
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is there only one ESP lives in the hard drive?

I am reading an article about the OS boot process and I read that the firmware consults the GPT to find the ESP then execute the boot loader, my question is, should each partition has its own ESP? if ...
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Enable UART communication (ttyS0 or serial0) on Pi4 Ubuntu Mate 20.04

I am using Raspberry Pi 4 (8G) version. It works well when communicating to Pixhawk via serial0 before. But several month ago, I changed the OS from Ubuntu 16 Ubiquity to Ubuntu Mate 20. Other ...
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How can I upgrade my device firmware from the command line?

I rarely use the Ubuntu Software application, but when I opened it today I saw that it has a notification saying that my fingerprint scanner firmware can be updated. However, the apt upgrade and snap ...
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Lenovo T440S wireless not enabled in ubuntu 20.04

recently I upgraded Ubuntu from version 18.xx to 20.xx, with the surprise that wireless and sound are not available. Below is show the details: ID $ uname -a; dkms status Linux ac-ThinkPad-T440s 5.4....
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Ubuntu 18.04 boot error - Firmware bug: ACPI does not cover the entire command/response buffer

I have bought a new SSD for my ASUS (X541UA series) laptop and tried installing Ubuntu 18.04 many times, but it gets stuck after crossing some installation steps. Before installing Ubuntu it shows ...
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How to upgrade firmware of a particular device?

I would like to upgradet the firmware of Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0029 Intel Corp. AX200 Bluetooth to version 1.204 which is due to be incorporated into Ubuntu 22.04. I tried: sudo fwupdmgr get-...
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I can't change the Secure Boot mode to enabled "Failed to delete Secure Boot state"?

I have Ubuntu 21.10. Secure Boot is showen as enabled, in the BIOS of the Computer, but as I used the sudo mokutil --sb-state to check the status it says "SecureBoot disabled". Then I used ...
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Missing linux firmware (ubuntu 20.04)

When I ran sudo apt upgrade the last time, there appeared the following warnings: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.11.0-41-generic W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/...
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shutdown doesn't work

I've been experiencing a problem where my machine doesn't want to shut down properly, forcing me to hold down the power button for a force shutdown. It happens both with commands and when pressing the ...
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Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210 on Live Ubuntu 20.04

on my notebook, I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 and after fixing the WiFi issue that persists with the Intel Wi-Fi AX210 (according to this answer), everything works fine on the network side. However, I ...
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DMAR Firmware bug on dead screen HP laptop

I am using an 99% dead screen old HP laptop running on ubuntu 20.04 with an external monitor. Today morning when I tried to boot my system, it shows an error- "DMAR: [Firmware Bug]: No firmware ...
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iwlwifi: No config found for PCI dev

As I mentioned here my wireless connection is not working. After making some changes to the firmware according to the support of some community members I ended up with the following output: sudo dmesg ...
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Firmware problem: iwlwifi not working

since yesterday I'm facing the problem that I can't use W-LAN or Bluetooth with my Laptop device. I was running several commands from other threads (see below), but none was helping. At the end I ...
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Check USB firmware signature

To prevent badusb attacks I use usbguard on my machine and use USB-Sticks from kanguru which do not allow firmware modification. But for no-name usb devices like keyboards etc ... Is there a way in ...
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Ubuntu Software keeps showing Device Firmware update, even after completing the installation

Hello AskUbuntu community, I have got a Lenovo T15 Gen 2 with Ubuntu 20.04 installed alongside Windows 10. I am having troubles with the Device Firmware update. If I click on Install in the Ubuntu ...
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UEFI misconfiguration after Ubuntu 64 bit installation SSD slot disabled

The Hwinfo64 report delivers the following results for my HP Pavilion: in the motherboard section Motherboard Slots: 2xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x8, 1xPCI Express x16 in the bus section PCI ...
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Firmware update on Dell Latitude 5510 fails with "missing signed bootloader for secure boot"

Using Ubuntu 21.04, I'm trying to update the firmware on a Dell Latitude 5510. The command is fwupdmgr update, and it looks good to begin with. I receive this message: Upgrade available for System ...
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How to get notified about firmware upgrades?

I'm lucky enough to have found a laptop that can use the Linux firmware updating software (fwupdmgr). This is a Dell Latitude 5510, which according to the Linux-friendly salesperson is even certified ...
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GPU drivers selection/installation issues

I'm on Kubuntu 21.04 with a laptop that has a ryzen 5800H (with integrated gpu) and RTX 3050. I'm pretty new to linux so I'm probably doing something wrong, I need explanations that a 5 year old could ...
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no audio on Dell XPS 13 9310 (Intel Tiger Lake) with Ubuntu 18

Fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04, no audio at all, only "dummy output" in the available outputs in the audio settings. I tried some of the solutions available online (adding options to /etc/...
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AMD-Vi [Firmware bug]

I have Acer nitro 5 if that helps,but I think the problem is firmware update. Thanks you in advance!
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Unable to update “Dell Inc. System Firmware”: missing signed bootloader for secure boot: /usr/libexec/Fwupd/efi/- Fwupdx64.efi.signed cannot be found

I have a Dell XPS 13 7390 BTX, running Ubuntu 20.04. I've noticed this error when updating my programs, specifically "Dell System Firmware 1.5.1 > 1.9.0". The closest to a solution I ...
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Firmware update on Dell Precision 5510 fails

Previous firmware updates have worked, but this latest one (1.17.0) is giving me issues. In Discover, it first shows me a message about a checksum failure, but doesn't crash. Available updates ...
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How to update Samsung SSD firmware from Ubuntu?

I followed https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/global.semi.static/Firmware_Update_Utility_UserManual.pdf and downloaded unetbootin and the .iso for my Samsung 960 EVO 250gb. I burnt it with ...
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GRUB Menu not visible after firmware update on Windows10

A few days back, Windows prompted a firmware update, and after the update, my laptop directly boots into Windows10, and GRUB Menu has gone. To fix this, I changed the boot order in BIOS to Ubuntu ...
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For some reason firmware boot time is slow

The boot time of my system recently became very slow. Here's the config: Here's the systemd-analyze output: And here's the systemd-analyze blame output: Is there anything I can do or is my laptop ...
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Any way to flash unpacked firmware into MiFi?

I bought Alcatel Linkzone MW40V from Vodafone store, but I can't access USSD codes from "More" option It simply doesn't appear/exist and it's difficult to me remove my SIM card every time I ...
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Dual Boot, Ubuntu freezes immediately after logged in

I have dual booted my laptop with Ubuntu  20.04 on Windows 10 Home, the installation is successful. Where as, when I logged in Ubuntu, the system freezes like after entering password, I have to wait ...
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Issues with iwlwifi drivers on fresh 20.04 install

I recently got a Thinkpad P14s, since I saw it was Ubuntu Certified hardware. Install of 20.04 went fine, but I do not seem to have a wifi option in network settings. Following some other posts I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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