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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 install Dell firmware update from Ubuntu Software app

I have an update from Dell for my laptop (see screenshot below). When I click on "Restart & install", it does shutdown/reboot the computer, but the update is never applied. What am I doing wrong? ...
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2013 macbook air single boot Ubuntu - Mac firwire updates?

I am single booting newest version of Ubuntu on 2013 macbook air (after failed attempt at debian due to notorious wifi incapabilities). The system is running amazing, and I am not having any ...
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Any way to see when was the last time you updated the firmware of an SSD? (or at least pull out the raw firmware data to evaluate)

The reason I'm asking is a bit of worry, I've seen this entry on the security StackExchange and it's freaking me out. I have found out I haven't done a video recording of the installation of Windows ...
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Unable to download firmware updates?

I am new to Linux, I keep getting this error message. How do I fix this. Dual booting win10 and Ubuntu 18.10:
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XPS 9550 Bluetooth Firmware Load Failed

I'm wondering if someone can explain why this happened -- I've already figured out the fix, but I'm still curious. I tried to pair my MX Master with my Dell 9550 and it failed. When I ran grep -i ...
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UEFI Firmware Update Failed (18.04 dual boot with Windows 7)

Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th, Windows 7 I just set up a dual boot with 18.04, and some UEFI incompatibility put me in limbo between OSs; I had to "try ubuntu" and use boot repairfor it to recognize the ...
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How to recreate SETUP bios in efibootmgr?

Accidentally, it exits the BIOS input through the terminal and now I can not get into the laptop BIOS when I type F2 and others. I made the command sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -B accidentally (0 being SETUP) ...
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Why do firmware updates not apply?

I cannot get firmware updates to apply on a Dell XPS 9360 running Ubuntu 18.04. Files are copied to the boot partition and found upon reboot, but the update does not seem to be applied after the ...
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Boot error : Can't request region for resource

I have recently installed ubuntu 18.04 in my new laptop. But while booting, it shows some error like this. This appears for few seconds and then screen goes completely blank. Nothing happens later. ...
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How to start bluetooth in Kubuntu 18.04 using a usb dongle

I just got a bluetooth dongle (Asus BT400) to use with my machine running Kubuntu 18.04 and as i thought, the dongle didn't work out of the box. On the package, i could also see that the dongle was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 cannot recognized Intel Wireless-AC 9260

I just install Ubuntu 18.04 yesterday, and it seems like Ubuntu cannot detect wifi adapter. The card is working on Windows, so it should not be a problem. I also have the same firmware as the one ...
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linux startup usb 2-8 : dvb_usb_v2 : did not find the firmware file

After upgrading Linux Mint to version 19 Tara, my Ubuntu Mate version, located on another disk, starts up with an error usb 2-8 : dvb_usb_v2 : did not find the firmware file ... The same error ...
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Asks to update my laptop firmware, that's a first, can anything go wrong?

For about 3 years this is the first time I see something like this. Is it safe to go ahead with it? I remember there was a case where ubuntu OS update bricked some lenovo laptops.
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How to set up bluetooth in ubuntu 18.04?

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.I have a headset and I'm trying to connect it to my laptop(hp),when I try switching bluetooth to "On" it displays:"No bluetooth found,plugin a dongle to use bluetooth",I ...
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ath10k-usb loads, but doesn't create device

This device doesn't work. I've been reduced to "download firmware from wherever the hell, and randomly switch things about in the (vain) hope that something will work." I've been at this for hours now ...
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Is my laptop bricked?

Have a Lenovo Thinkpad 470p running 18.04. There was a notification a few days ago about a firmware update that I'd never seen before, but even after clicking install it claimed I needed to do the ...
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Should I install firmware update from the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017) running Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot with Windows 10. Usually, I install firmware/BIOS updates using the Dell update tool in Windows. However, I just noticed an ...
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help! W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_ver9

I would like to know what this means and how it can be solved. I ran the following lines: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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flashing sony xperia sp5303

i am trying to flash a sonyxperia sp5303 using flash tools and the original firmware by sony (Sony_Xperia_SP_C5303_12.0.A.1.257_Customized_NCB_(by_xperiastockrom.com)) i installed flashtools and run ...
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How can I do an inbuilt compile of rtl8723be firmware into a custom linux kernel?

Issue The kernel I built/compiled, has erros loading the firmware for both the bluetooth and wifi as all modules are inbuilt I ran bret@asus:~$ sudo dmesg Wifi Error [ 2.428254] rtl8723be: ...
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Was my bios updated? Scary two minutes with black screen, system beeps and total unresponsiveness

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with my Lenovo Thinkpad T460s. After an update a couple of weeks ago I did a reboot and I saw something which included the word "EFI" in the top left corner of my screen. Then ...
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Enable the touchscreen of a Mediacom WinPad W700

This tablet runs Windows 10 by default, but I installed Lubuntu 18.04. I' m trying to use this question as a guide but my case is different. An ELAN device is for a touchpad and every command don ' t ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T580/P52s System Firmware Update

yesterday i got this firmware update notification in Ubuntu (18.04) software center. Trying to confirm the update nothing happens. The text dissapear and about two seconds it comes back. what am I ...
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Black screen + “Please wait while we install a system update”

A few moments ago I wanted to shut down my laptop and got the standard question whether I would like to install updates in the process. I checked the box and was very surprised to see my ThinkPad ...
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Ath10k and QCA6174 causing PCIe errors, firmware crashes, and connection drops?

I recently (re)installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Razer Blade Pro (2017). My wireless card is performing extremely poorly, and frequently dropping connection. Inspecting dmesg for Atheros messages yields ...
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Wifi keeps getting disconnected in ubuntu 18.04LTS

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my new Dell XPS 13 9370. Everything seems to be working except for wi-fi. It keeps getting disconnected. Quick search gave me the following link: No Wifi in Qualcom ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 built-in display issue

I'm having an issue with my laptop's built-in screen. The boot screen with the laptop's brand logo and the BIOS key (bios splash screen) doesn't appear when I turn on the computer. The screen is blank,...
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Ubuntu gets stuck in loading screen

Whenever I try to boot Ubuntu I get a firmare bug that says the ACPI region does not cover the entire command / response buffer. Thats followed by soft system lockup for 22 seconds on cpu 2 followed ...
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Is there a way to get a newer version of the linux-firmware project than the package in Ubuntu 18.04?

On Ubuntu 18.04, Ryzen 2500u laptop X360, 32gb RAM. Multiple times a day my laptop crashes with errors in the journal that I've pasted at the end of this message [1] indicating an issue with amdgpu. ...
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Problem with 18.04 server LTS installation

Hardware specifications: ASUS TS700-E8-RS8 v2 Tower server. Processor: Intel Xeon E5 2660 x2 screenshot of the loading screen: https://imgur.com/a/z1F6SOn
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iwlwifi Wifi Microcode SW error detected (Ubuntu 18.04 x64)

I can connect to my home wifi network. However, internet browsing speed is just very slow. Interesting fact is, I can connect to the same network from my Windows machine and I don't see any problems ...
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Update firmware bug ubuntu LIVE

Upon booting from a CD or USB with an Ubuntu iso to reinstall everything, an error appears [Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version: 0x52 (or later) I ...
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ath10k firmware issues

It looks like many people have firmware issues with Qualcomm Atheros devices on Ubuntu. I'm one of them. It used to work, then the power reset on my router, and now it doesn't. The output of the ...
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no network connection after reboot - be2net: FW not responding

I'm using an AMD Threadripper 1920X running on a Gigabyte Designare X399 motherboard. Furthermore it has an Emulex OneConnect 10Gb NIC. This NIC works fine until I reboot my computer: The boot process ...
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Firmware error on my laptop [PCIe Bus Error] [duplicate]

I have a problem with the notebook's firmware that I do not know how to solve This is the error: dmesg [2279.393602] pcieport 0000: 00: 1c.5: [0] Receiver Error (First) [2279.393610] pcieport 0000: ...
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Problem with booting parrot Linux. It shows “failed to load regulatory.db” [closed]

When I booting my pc it's shows [20.396088] platform regulatory.0: firmware: failed to load regulatory.db (-2) [20.396156] firmware_class: see https://wiki.debian.org/Firmware for information about ...
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Update of /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-8000C-34.ucode by simple copy is not working [closed]

I have troubles on some wifi networks and the users with the same wifi adapter (Intel 8260), different OS (Fedora), higher version of firmware don't have the problem. So I try to rename firmware from ...
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fwupdmgr and Dell 7389 2-in-1

I think my laptop has an incorrect BIOS on it. When I run fwupdmgr get-updates I get he following... No upgrades for Latitude 7389 2-in-1 System Firmware, current is 0.97.2.43: 0.1.3.1=older, 0.1.1.0=...
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TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata: please update microcode to version: 0xb2 (or later)

I just got this error after a restart. I just don't know how to deal with it, been searching for solutions, but nothing seems to work. I'm using Kubuntu 17.10
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How to make 802.11ad wireless work using wil6210 driver

I have a laptop with 802.11ad hardware (Wilocity wil6200 802.11ad wireless network adapter). I have also installed Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS version on it. It has driver wil6210 designed to manage the ...
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Wi-Fi not working in Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS on Lenovo V310-15IKB

sudo lshw -C network Output is: *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Realtek ...
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How to permanently disable attempts to install Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs updates? [duplicate]

I do not want to install Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs updates even by accident (I am more than willing to take the security risk). How to disable it being offered in Software Update and ...
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How can I uninstall my Bluetooth driver 16.04? I installed it using hex2hcd method

I installed my Bluetooth driver with the best answer to this question Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 isn't working but after I installed my Bluetooth Broadcom 43142 firmware using hex2hcd method to ...
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[Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errate; please update microcode to version: 0x3a [duplicate]

When I restart my computer, I get this message. I tried running sudo apt-get purge amd64-microcode sudo apr-get install intel-microcode But that was not successful. My computer is Dell ...
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Do I need to update my BIOS?

I'm wanting to try Ubuntu on my PC. (Windows is getting on my nerves) Burnt Live Disk - check Insert into Drive - check Restart pc - check Click try Ubuntu without installing - check Then I get this....
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[Firmware Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata: please update microcode to versio 0x52 (or later) [duplicate]

I am getting an error when i try and load SMOS software using ubuntu. I cannot get inot the os to push a sudo command so i am not sure what i am supposed to do. I have tried reloading the OS onto ...
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Some bluetooth devices not found

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, so far I've only had this problem. Bluetooth is working; in fact, my BT headphones are connected and working properly. My BT mouse is not found, I just get "searching ...
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WiFi stopped working and won't unblock - possibly after linux-firmware package update

I can't connect to WiFi from my notebook. It was working fine for a long time until recently. There have been updates to linux-firmware. I didn't notice it right away because I usually have my ...
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Constantly getting “mce: [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged” after updating Lenovo BIOS [duplicate]

Culprit is a Lenovo Thinkpad E540 (20C600) machine. To solve firmware related vulnerabilities, I installed when available the 2.26 BIOS version from Lenovo and corresponding kernel patches from ...
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wifi works from live DVD but firmware does not load from fully updated kubuntu xenial

Hi: This is an old HP 6710b laptop on which wifi worked until a multi-package upgrade via a slightly flaky wifi link on 2017 June 5. It has a fully updated kubuntu xenial installation. On another "...