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I am brand new to eOS. I downloaded and installed then updated eOS Hera 5.1.6. After my final update this morning I get this message:

"Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8125a-3.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168fp-3.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/tgl_dmc_ver2_04.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/skl_guc_33.0.0.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_guc_33.0.0.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_33.0.0.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/glk_guc_33.0.0.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_guc_33.0.0.bin for module i915 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/icl_guc_33.0.0.bin for module i915"

I ran sudo update-initramfs -u but the problem still exists - I get the same message. As a new user, is there anything else I can try?

Is there a PPA I should add to resolve this? Is the solution on synaptic?

Thank you in advance from a newb

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  • Welcome to elementary!. Please update your question with your CPU information. The issue is caused by the i915 driver which controls the integrated graphic card. Executing sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall or updating the kernel manually will probably solve it. – Maccer Sep 8 '20 at 16:56
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Resolve Missing Firmware Warnings

If everything is working fine, then those warnings are of no importance so technically you can ignore them. Anyway, to have a peace of mind you can get rid of those by manually downloading and installing firmwares.

First download all missing firmwares from Intel repository of firmware blobs:

For i915: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/i915

For rtl_nic: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/rtl_nic/

Then copy all to corresponding lib firmware folders

sudo cp ~/Downloads/*.bin /lib/firmware/i915/
sudo cp ~/Downloads/*.fw /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/

Lastly update initramfs

sudo update-initramfs -u

And now you can sleep well at night

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