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In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a term often used to denote the fixed, usually rather small, programs and/or data structures that internally control various electronic devices.

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USB 3 works, USB 2/1 doesn't work. The Root Hub reports "HubIs2xCapable: 0 (Is not 2.x capable)"

The USB ports on my laptop only work with USB 3.x devices, but not USB 1/2. I've confirmed with a multimeter that the DATA+/DATA- pins are silent, even when talking to a USB 3.0 drive. What could ...
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PermissionError 'Access is denied.' when writing firmware to ESP32 via esptool.py

I'm having problems with a particular computer when trying to flash firmware to an ESP32 built under the Arduino framework from PlatformIO, which uses esptool.py to do that write operation. This is ...
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Is there a way to copy the firmware (BIOS) that came with my PC onto a USB flash drive?

I bought a new Lenovo Legion 5 PC. It comes with Windows preinstalled. I was wondering is there a way to copy the firmware that comes with the PC onto a USB flash drive without having to download it ...
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How can you be sure that your hardware's RNG isn't malicious?

Is it possible to verify that your machine generates, indeed, pseudo-random numbers? I'm trying to figure out how can you do this for Bitcoin hardware wallets as there's clearly a suspicion from the ...
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Alternative Firmware for Linksys NMH 300

I have an old Linksys server running without problem for a long time. The only problem is that the firmware never updates and the current firmware is Flash-based. I wonder if there is any way or ...
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How do I ensure a laptop doesn't have any sort of bug or tracking device?

Someone recently gifted a laptop to a friend of mine. Without going into details, the friend is suspicious of malware / bug / tracking, but it is a very nice laptop and they would like to keep it. How ...
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How unsecure is an 'old' wifi-router really (and what to do about it)?

My question has three parts: How unsecure is a WiFi-router really, once it reaches the age where official firmware updates are no longer provided? I'm mainly considering the risk of some hacker WAN-...
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USB 1.0/2.0 stopped working, but USB 3.0+ still works. Acer laptop, Windows 11/Linux Mint

The laptop is a 2017 Acer Spin 5 SP515-51GN, which internally is the same as a Nitro Spin NP515-51. The laptop has three USB-A ports, and one USB-C port. Edit for clarity: all ports are USB 3. No ...
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How long can BIOS update take?

I have Asus X-570 E-Gaming. The mobo was showing green Q-LED today, I came to know it's because of failed boot. So, I'm updating the BIOS(firmware or host boot software). The size of the flash file is ...
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Missing firmwares on Debian Gnome : Which team to contact for this?

Problem : Hello, I have a Surface Go 3 and I have installed Debian Sid (currently Bookworm version) with Gnome desktop (Wayland session). This is very positive almost everything works out of the box, ...
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Disable orom in firmwarepasswd Catalina

I recently had some trouble whilst applying these settings The firmwarepasswd -disable-reset-capability command returned with error 6. Then I tried firmwarepasswd -check / -mode I realized that orom ...
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Will data remain intact when flashing the firmware of a “bricked” Intel SSD 520 Series SSD drive?

My Intel SSD 520 Series 240GB SSDSC2BW240A3L SSD featuring the SandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC controller spontaneously died and does not show up in BIOS. Presumably, its firmware has been corrupted by a ...
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Swapping the SSD controller without data loss possible?

Does swapping the controller chip within some ssd always imply data loss, or is it possible that all the relevant information (like translation layer parameters) is stored on the NAND chips? I found ...
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Machine can't boot Windows ramdisk larger than 1 GB

I tried to boot Hiren's Boot CD 1.0.2 in legacy (BIOS) mode and it gives me this: 0xc0000017 There isn't enough memory available to create a ramdisk device I checked {badmemory} in the BCD and it's ...
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Custom Menu Ender 3 V2

I'm trying to add a custom menu item to shutdown the pi and cannot get it to work. Uncommented #define CUSTOM_MENU_MAIN and put #define MAIN_MENU_ITEM_1_DESC "Turn off Pi" #define ...
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"BIOS will skip Windows UEFI firmware update" option - how can BIOS / firmware do that?

I was not able to find the answer via web search to meaning of that in BIOS of my PC, only rephrasing https://www.libble.eu/lenovo-thinkpad-a285/online-manual-837565/?page=0084: Windows UEFI Firmware ...
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Could attempting to reset my BIOS partially fail and brick my laptop?

I'm looking of a method to reset or bypass the UEFI/BIOS admin password on my laptop, but I'm concerned I might brick my device. Does anyone have any knowledge about this? Device: Model Name: ASUS ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi on ubuntu 21.04 after accidentally uninstalling (and successfully (?) reinstalling) my network manager

i am running pop os 21.04 and earlier today i accidentally uninstalled my network-manager. well , i reinstalled it just fine by copying the .deb file from a usb install 'try popos' to a USB. later it ...
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If I brick my BIOS during update, can I use my computer if it was originally using UEFI?

So my question basically is, if my BIOS needs an update and power goes out during flashing the update, can I still use my computer if it was originally using UEFI environment to boot the computer? I ...
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how to lock iwlwifi firmware version used

today i logged on my Fedora 34 and my iwlwifi firmware version is returned to the newest after boot. I forgot yesterday, but i think i was doing dnf update and it's affecting the firmware version that ...
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linux-firmware apt package VS fwupd tool: Are they doing same thing?

I noticed here two things about firmware: 1. apt list linux-firmware https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware $ apt list linux-firmware -a Listing... Done linux-firmware/focal-updates,focal-...
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Building a FW image with coreboot & TianoCore fails with "ERROR: please_install uuid-dev"

I am trying to build a firmware image for Intel CPU motherboard using coreboot + TianoCore (I have not done that previously but I believe coreboot + TianoCore should be the right way to do it using ...
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Add all firmware to CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE?

How can I add all the firmware present in /lib/firmware in the CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE parameter of the kernel .config? I've already tried but when compiling the kernel it returns an error: /bin/sh ...
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Philips 237E disable bootup logo

Every time I boot up a Philips 237E LCD, the screen shows the Philips logo on a bright blue background, which I find jarring. I know that on different models this can be disabled by entering the ...
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Unlzma displays decoder error when extracting a u-boot.bin.lzma file

I'm having a hard time extracting an lzma file using unlzma. This is to check through my router firmware. I used: binwalk --signature --term WR940.bin that gives the output Screenshot displaying size ...
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No Sound, Recent Debian 11 Upgrade, NVidia Sound Card

I'm a relative newbie with Debian and I hope someone can help me with my problem: I've recently installed Debian 10 on my Dell G3 15 3590. I've tried downloading all the necessary firmware for the ...
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Firmware update: Shim does not seem to start fwupdx64.efi with Secure Boot enabled

I tried to do a firmware update on a ThinkPad L14 using fwupdmgr on Fedora 34. Everything seemed fine until the program told me to reboot, which I did, but Fedora was booted instead of the firmware ...
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Kali new install and doing an update and it says i am missing firmware and its frozen on 4 different processing triggers

W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/amdgpu/arcturus_gpu_info.bin for module amdgpu W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/amdgpu/navy_flounder_ta.bin for module amdgpu W: Possible missing ...
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How to update the firmware of HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125nw?

How can I update the firmware of my printer HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125nw? (this is important because of security issues) The printer is installed on Windows, and HP Smart is installed and communicates ...
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Update Alienware m17 firmware without battery [duplicate]

I have an Alienware m17 with a dead battery. I've been using it on adapter power since then. I recently had to remove windows 10 and get a clean install but now on a recent Windows Update, it says ...
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Install OpenBSD on Wifi-only laptop?

I did succeed to mount the firmware in usb, but how to use it ? I got wifi only Slim laptop , no ethernet and put another TP-Link rtl8188eus wifi still not detected pkg_add or fw_update is not found I ...
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Why is the Samsung firmware ISO I downloaded 16MB in size, but when burned to a device it only shows 94KB?

I followed these official instructions from Samsung and downloaded unetbootin and the ISO for my Samsung 960 EVO 250GB. I burned it with unetbootin and rebooted but there was nothing to boot from. I ...
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can't run '/etc/init.d/rcS': No such file or directory

I am trying to emulate a firmware image using qemu. During booting, I get the following error can't run '/etc/init.d/rcS': No such file or directory can't open /dev/ttyS0: No such file or directory ...
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What exactly is USB Bluetooth adapter firmware used for?

I recently learned that Linux tries to find a "firmware file" when a USB Bluetooth adapter is connected and usually reports an error in dmesg is this file is not found (e.g. see this ...
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Getting a non-free firmware error related to “Realtek RTL8111D-2/RTL8168D-2” firmware when installing Kali Linux

I first had the issue with Kali 2020 so I switched to the installer. Same thing. I would get this error message related to RTL_NIC/rtl8168d-2.fw (Realtek RTL8111D-2/RTL8168D-2): “Some of your ...
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Updating Firmware on GTX 650

GOAL I would like to update the firmware on my GTX 650 ( GV-N650OC-2GT) it has the original firmware on it " 80.07.35.00.5F " that I would like to upgrade to the latest " 80.07.35.00....
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Dell printer not working after firmware update

I have a Dell b2375dfw. I carried out a firmware update on it for the first time yesterday since I bought it in 2016. The printer does not accept print commands anymore. When I power it up, it just ...
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Can I unbrick TP Link C2 AC750 after unsuccessful installation of OpenWRT?

I was trying to upgrade my router over TFTP to an OpenWRT image but I guess I used a wrong one. Now, when I turn it on, the WAN LED flashes for a second and power LED stays on all the time. No other ...
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Bios Password problems

I’ve got a little problem, Last year I switched from Windows to Linux. It has been a really good experience so far. However, last year I installed VMWare for having a Windows virtual machine, it ...
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Why do windows updates make linux run slower (clearing CMOS fixes it)

I dual boot: I write code in Linux (this problem comes up in both Arch and Debian 10), and I play games in Windows 10. My computer is built around a Ryzen Threadripper 2950, it has 128GB of RAM. On ...
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E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer?

I have a laptop that I installed Debian(buster) onto that has no GUI also known as (CLI). But for some reason, I can't install firmware-b43-installer it comes up with this error (E: Unable to locate ...
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How to move G-List bad sectors into P-List and reassign LBA

I have an HDD with 10319 bad sectors(reallocated sectors), this is the SMART information of the drive; There are 3097029168 sectors, bad sectors/total sectors is 0.00000333190274945450562188570256307, ...
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PC doesn't boot into BIOS but Windows

I'm using Win10 and I'm not able to boot into BIOS, nor by hitting F2 or DEL while booting neither with the Windows 10 option: "Recovery / Advanced Setup / Troubleshoot / Advanced options / UEFI ...
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Is the Samsung 960 SSD 'firmware-saga' unsolvable on linux?

I am stuck with a Samsung 960 EVO with the 3B6QCXP7 firmware vision that causes system hangups and elusive performance problems and there are thousands of threads on the internet about it. I am on ...
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What should I do if I accidentally interrupted a firmware update for my USB Internet dongle?

I use a USB Internet dongle, Huawei E3372h-153. Each time I insert it in a USB port, an Opera tab opens and shows the connection status. Yesterday that tab additionally displayed a message saying that ...
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What happens if you disable System Firmware in Device Manager?

In Device Manager, there is the option to disable System Firmware. Just out of curiosity, what would happen if you tried to disable the System Firmware in Device Manager? Would it let you? What would ...
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How do I mount LZMA filesystem or extract to modify them

I am working on a firmware with binwalk a bunch of LZMA compressed data ... -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Dealing with .logicdata file

I am practicing for CTFs and have this assignment on hardware security. I was given a .logicdata file and wonder how I can open it to analyze it?
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How to update BIOS on Acer SF314-42 without Windows installed?

The official website has a new version of BIOS for my laptop. The download from the website is a zip archive, which contains an executable and a README.txt, which instructs to click the executable ...
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Can I upgrade Mac OS with forgotten firmwarepasswd from AppStore?

I forgot my MacBook Pro 2015(macOS Sierra, 10.12.6) firmwarepasswd and would like to upgrade the OS to Catalina. Will upgrading from App Store trigger the firmwarepasswd prompt after installation/...
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