Possible missing firmware in kali linux

BOOBALAN.V
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Possible missing firmware in kali linux

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Dear Community,
When using the following commands it showing warning like possible missing firmware in kali linux. Here i have attached screenshot for your reference. I searched in online. But i couldn't find the solution for my problem. Please help me.

"apt-get update && apt-get full-upgrade -y"

But i have added the following source repository in sources.list. Is it safe this repository? Where i can find the official safe repository.

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian buster main non-free
The above repository i found from this website https://packages.debian.org/buster/all/ ... e/download
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Re: Possible missing firmware in kali linux

Post by BOOBALAN.V »

Dear Community,

Finally i found the answer in google. I would like to share that information. Now i clearly understand and it resolved the issues.
we need to download the firmware by the following command
Open the terminal and enter the following command to download the firmware.
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git
once we download the firmware we can simply copy the missing firmware to the following folders path as required
/lib/firmware/
in my case ......
/lib/firmware/rtl_nic/
/lib/firmware/i915/
/lib/firmware/nvidia/

Once i copy the necessary files in lib folder, issues was resolved and it doesn't show any warning for possible missing firmware. Thank you.

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Re: Possible missing firmware in kali linux

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Thanks for sharing the solution.
Regards,
Hans