#StackBounty: #kernel #wifi #firmware #yocto Yocto Boot2Qt Build for Colibri iMX6ULL no wifi interface

Bounty: 50

I have built the linux distro Boot2Qt from source with the yocto tools for the board Colibri iMX6ULL which has the integrated wifi chip Marvell W8997-M1216.

I installed the whole linux firmware-stack and i think also the correct kernel modules for the wifi chip.

There is no mlan interface showing up.

What exactly creates the mlan interface?
Is there something else i need to install?


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#StackBounty: #apt #upgrade #updates #firmware #fwupd issues updating firmware using fwupdmgr update

Bounty: 50

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 upgrade -y
sudo service fwupd start
sudo fwupdmgr refresh
sudo fwupdmgr update

Nothing happens

I also tried the following, and nothing happend

sudo fwupdmgr update -v
sudo fwupdmgr update --force
sudo fwupdmgr update --show-all-devices

Nothing happens, no output no nothing.
Ideas?


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#StackBounty: #updates #openwrt #firmware #policy #lede When is it time to update OpenWRT on a router?

Bounty: 100

Am using OpenWRT/LEDE on a great deal of various routers (the work they do is amazing!) and the open firmware works faster and better than the factory fw.

However, they don’t release anymore “stable” version, (the last is 18.06.2), since the “joint venture” with LEDE.

The reason given was basically that with so many routers supported, people should carefully install the latest available snapshot. “Carefully” because the soft evolves, add features and fix bugs, and the team doesn’t test all routers after each change (obviously) ; so a new version might not fit within the memory/flash constraints of such and such router after a change (there could be some regression as well).

The routers work ok, and I chose not to (take the risk to) update anymore, but maybe I’m missing new interesting features, or some performance gain (or bug fixes)?

Is there a better recommended “policy” to follow, regarding OpenWRT/LEDE updates? Any advice on when to update?


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#StackBounty: #linux #firmware What app in Dell firmware update actually writes the firmware to disk?

Bounty: 50

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server, fitted with Hitachi HUS156045VLS600 450Gb SAS drives.

Unfortunately the disks are running NetApp NA02 firmware. I’d like to apply Dell E770 firmware so the drives run better with the MegaRAID/PERC H700/PERC 6i controller and the rest of the Dell system.

The Dell linux/rpm download package SAS-Drive_Firmware_YC07T_LN_E770_A00.BIN is a combo shell script and binary archive. Running the –extract option creates a directory with all the files. The script is very sophisticated and dense (and beyond my skills to decode).

I’d like to initiate the firmware download manually, as the scripted process fails the pre-requisite check, probably on prior firmware version not matching, which is to be expected, being NetApp to Dell.

Which app actually delivers the firmware to the drives or makes a HAPI call?

What command line should I run on the extracted directory to send E770.fwh to the drives?


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