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    Question Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Dear all,

    I am on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS up to date, freshly re-installed.

    I just updated my system and I saw the system complaining about a missing missing firmware (tgl_huc_7.5.0.bin).
    /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools:
    update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-1038-oem
    W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/tgl_huc_7.5.0.bin for module i915
    W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/tgl_huc_7.5.0.bin for module i915


    I am OK to update that firmware , with the command "update-initramfs".

    But I checked the following link: INTEL Repository of firmware and I found newer INTEL firmwares to prevent bugs ! Such as:

    • tgl_huc_7.5.0.bin - 2020-08-13
    • tgl_huc_7.9.3.bin - 2021-06-29




    So: How to tell our Ubuntu that all INTEL firmware files needs to be updated ?

    • tgl_dmc_ver2_12.bin
    • tgl_guc_62.0.0.bin
    • tgl_huc_7.9.3.bin



    Note: even the file "tgl_guc_49.0.1.bin" from 24-Nov-2020 (8 months ago) is missing and the system is NOT complaining about it. It would be good to be able to install them.

    Cheers

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    Edit for partial answer provided :
    The issue was broken down into 2 parts :



    The missing firmware is in the linux-firmware package here (from System76) https://launchpad.net/~system76-dev/.../ubuntu/stable
    See monkeybrain20122 post here.

    I still don't know how to tell the i915 nodule that new firmware files are available.
    Last edited by coutte-chris; August 18th, 2021 at 08:34 AM. Reason: partial answer provided

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    Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Can you add the output of "lscpu | grep Model".
    Apparenly, Intel's firmware is from the linux-firmware package. In 20.04 there is only tgl_huc_7.3.0.bin, and I am not sure when it gets updated, because, obviously, it needs to be tested first.
    One way "to tell our Ubuntu that all INTEL firmware files needs to be updated" is to file a bug report on launchpad.net
    Last edited by mikewhatever; August 14th, 2021 at 09:14 PM.

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    Post Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Hi Mike, thanks for the reply ,

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    Can you add the output of "lscpu | grep Model".
    as expected I have an Intel Tiger Lake (tgl) processor.
    the command "lscpu | grep Model"
    gives:
    Model: 140
    Model name: 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Cheers

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    Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    One way "to tell our Ubuntu that all INTEL firmware files needs to be updated" is to file a bug report on launchpad.net
    Hi,
    This is a good suggestion , I'll keep you all posted about this.
    Also , do you think , there is a possibility to update , via a PPA or something the linux-firmware package ?
    I tried to look for it , but I do not know where to start TBH.

    Cheers

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    Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Hi,
    I have seen a Debian package :
    https://packages.debian.org/buster-b...e-misc-nonfree

    Is this something that can be used ?
    Cheers
    Last edited by coutte-chris; August 15th, 2021 at 03:41 PM.

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    Thumbs up Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    One way "to tell our Ubuntu that all INTEL firmware files needs to be updated" is to file a bug report on launchpad.net
    Thanks for that.
    I have broken down the problem into 2 parts :

    1. Missing firmware files, in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, for initramfs, when it loads i915 : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...e/+bug/1939986
    2. Module i915 is not updated, in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...0/+bug/1939989

    Hope this may help someone else.
    Cheers

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    Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Quote Originally Posted by coutte-chris View Post
    This is a good suggestion , I'll keep you all posted about this.
    FYI: no update yet on the bugs . But I can see that many bugs on launchpad, around modules have been left open.

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    Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    There are many more bugs then people able to fix them. That said, have some patience, the time gap between post #6 and post #7 is only 18 hours.

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    Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    The missing firmware is in the linux-firmware package here https://launchpad.net/~system76-dev/.../ubuntu/stable

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    Re: Intel drivers (firmware) up to date

    Just today updated my Ubuntu 21.04 and this update was in there:
    Unpacking linux-firmware (1.197.3) over (1.197.2)
    "The piano ain't got no wrong notes."

    -Thelonious Monk

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